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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

Events & Programs

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Join us in The Winner’s Circle October 2

September 17 - October 2
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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The Winner's Circle: Become a neighbourhood champion! Become a neighbourhood champion! Join us for this much-anticipated fun and fancy evening! With betting on virtual horse-racing, cocktails and canapés from local businesses, a silent auction, prizes, and suprises, you'll have a great time with friends, family and colleagues in the Winner's Circle. Bet on a winning […]

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10:00 am

Basic Computer Class for Seniors | 新移民长者电脑课

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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Learn basic computer skills with us, and stay connected! Everyone is welcome. Limited seats. Website browsing Online learning Keyboarding practice Using maps online For registration, please contact Jessie Huang: 604.879.8208 ext 105 | jhuang@mpnh.org  

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Free Digital Workshops for Seniors

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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新移民长者电脑课程 (九月特别课程) Free Digital Workshops for Seniors  Y-Digital | Internet Safety August 22: Orientation September 5: Class 1 September 12: Class 2 September 19: Class 3 You must attend the orientation on Thursday, August 22 in order to participate in the digital workshops in September. For registration, please contact Jessie Huang: 604.879.8208 ext 105 jhuang@mpnh.org […]

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2:00 pm

Seniors English Conversation Club

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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新移民长者英文对话班 周四下午 2–4p.m. Master daily conversational English used in diverse scenarios with Matheus, and meet friends in an age-friendly environment. To register please contact Jessie Huang: 604.879.8208 ext 105 | jhuang@mpnh.org

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Front Desk
info@mpnh.org
604.879.8208

Settlement Services

Thanh Lam
tlam@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 302

Community Connections

Vicky Li
vli@mpnh.org
604.879.8208

 

 

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