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Community Connections & Settlement Services

Settlement Services

We provide settlement services for newcomers during their initial settlement in British Columbia and empowers families to become independent in Canada. Services are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish and Wolof. Registration and membership are required for all settlement programs. First year of membership is free for settlement participants. Settlement child care and bus tickets are available for eligible families.

Settlement Suport

  • 1 on 1 support and settlement counselling
  • Information and referral to community resources
  • Information on health care, legal system, education, employment, finances, housing, child care and more
  • Help with filling out forms
  • Leadership training
  • Workshops
  • Opportunities to meet new people and engage in community activities

Needs Assessment & Referral 

Newcomers will meet either individually or as a family with a settlement worker to assess their needs and create a plan to integrate as new residents of Canada.

Individual / Family Settlement Counselling

Newcomers have an opportunity to meet with a settlement worker to receive support and guidance to understand and address challenges they may have as a newcomer to Canada.

Topical Workshops

Workshops are provided on different topics tailored to the needs of newcomers to assist in successful integration. Topics include transportation, the education system in Canada, housing, citizenship test preparation and more.

Short Term Life Skills Programs 

These programs are 6 to 8 weeks in length and provide detailed information on specific life skills. Topics include parenting skills, women’s support group, computer classes, anti-discrimination training and more.

Community Connections Programs for Newcomers and Immigrants

Community Connections include programs for women, men, families, seniors and youth. These programs and activities help newcomers foster the skills and know-how to successfully engage and participate in their community. It also facilitates connections between newcomers and long term Canadians through a series of programs such as:

  • Impact Mentorship
  • Community Leadership Learning Circles
  • Multicultural Cooking Club
  • Men’s Outreach and Support Group
  • English Conversation Club
  • Family Literacy Outreach
  • Volunteer opportunities

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

October 10 - December 31
Whole Foods Market Cambie, 510 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C5 Canada

From now until December 31, bring your reusable bags to Whole Foods Market on Cambie Street. Instead of collecting the bag rebate at the checkout, ask to make a donation to our House! All bag donations from October 1 to December 31 will support food security programs at our House. Visit the Store  

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10:30 am

Cultural Exchange Event

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

An opportunity to exhibit your culture's food and highlights. Everyone welcome! Youth, elderly, and everyone in between. Activities for children provided. Volunteers and participants needed. For registration, please call 604.369.6840 or email bettymasera@gmail.com.

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12:30 pm

Workshops for Immigrant Women (Arabic)

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 20, 2018

An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 20, 2018

ISS of BC Welcome Centre, 2610 Victoria Dr
Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 Canada

This is a free settlement program for immigrant multicultural women with permanent resident or GARs status. Do you want to practice your English and learn more about Canada? Do you want to meet new friends and share your experiences? Do you want to get involved and be part of our community? Childcare available. Registration required. […]

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6:00 pm

Between Women! for Spanish Speakers

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 21, 2018

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

For newcomer and immigrant Spanish speaking women A space to help us and grow together (for women of all ages) This is a weekly program that provides a safe and friendly space that permits newcomers and immigrant Spanish speaking women to increase self-awareness, self-care and community connection. Activities build women’s skills and knowledge to cope […]

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