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Community Connections & 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.
- 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
- 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.
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
Events & Programs
Events for November 19, 2019 › Community Connections & Settlement Services
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Each year, we create hampers for seniors in need, to help them have a happy holiday season. Please help us fill 35 hampers with nutritious foods and tasty treats, along with the joy that comes from giving and receiving! Our wish list: Cash for our staff to purchase grocery store gift cards Pancake mix and […]Find out more »
A leadership training program for youth from ages 13-19 focused on helping them learn how to create, develop, and implement community projects at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. This program is ideal for youth interested in gaining the confidence and skills necessary for their professional and/or educational goals. The youth will also participate in a monthly […]Find out more »
A leadership training program for newcomer youth to develop their leadership and organizational skills as they plan and implement their own programming for the neighbourhood house and community. Contact: Manuel Gamas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604.879.8208 ext 318 (English, Spanish) Iman Al-Sallal, email@example.com, 604.879.8208 ext 318 (Arabic, English)Find out more »
¡Ser mamá o papá es difícil pero no tienes que hacerlo sol@! Un programa para madres/padres/abuel@s con niñ@s de 0-6 años NADIE ES PERFECTO es participativo, informativo, co-facilitado y divertido! Conoce y relaciónate con otros padres Comparte tus experiencias, dudas e ideas acerca de ser madre/padre Aprende acerca del desarrollo infantil, salud y comportamiento Participa […]Find out more »
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