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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 October 21, 2019 › Community Connections & Settlement Services
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Who is this class for? This class is for people who want to: Practice speaking with interesting topics about Canada Culture and daily life Have FUN, entertainment, field trips and make friends Get hints for using English effectively and living in Canada Class Details For registration please provide your PR card number before the workshop […]Find out more »
Parenting can be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone! A six-week program for parents with children 0-5 years old Nobody’s Perfect Parenting is co-facilitated, interactive, informative and fun! Meet with other parents of young children (0-5 years old) Share your questions, concerns, and ideas about parenting and kids Learn about child development, […]Find out more »
Please join us for an evening of free dinner and theatre! Using sound, movement, words, music and fabric, Vancouver Playback Theatre will reenact and honour your personal story. Childcare available for ages 2–6. Youth engagement circle for ages 7 and up (hip hop, leadership, and other activities). Advance registration is required. Please contact: Jolene Andrew […]Find out more »
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