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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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12:00 pm

In Pleasant Company Community Lunch

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

MPNH invites community members to join us for a healthy multigenerational social lunch in the East Hall. Please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs. Cost: $5 per person for lunch or $20 for 5 lunches (with pre-purchased punch card) Contact: Mike Volker, Director of Core Programs and Operations, mvolker@mpnh.org, 604.879.8208 ext […]

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3:30 pm

Impact Mentorship

January 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

For newcomers with foreign community and social service experience. Information sessions: Thursday, January 10: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, January 15: 3:30-5 p.m. You will learn Canadian community and social service system Gain confidence in public speaking Develop communication and language skills Impromptu speaking Improve your job or promotion prospects Attending an information session and an intake […]

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6:00 pm

Community Potluck Supper

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 28, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

If you want to share a tasty meal and enjoy some togetherness, we'll save a place for you at our table. ****** DINNER | 6:00-7:00 p.m. CLEANUP | 7-7:30 p.m. We invite you to a community potluck in the East Hall at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. Please bring your version of a healthy dish to […]

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7:00 pm

Beats on Broadway

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 22, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada

This evening begins with a community potluck supper from 6-7 p.m., followed by a coffee house with feature performers and an acoustic open mic. All are welcome! Learn more about Beats on Broadway on Facebook.

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