Tri-Cities LIP: July & August 2018 Newsletter
 
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The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership works to set priorities and coordinate services for immigrants and refugees, and to create a community where everyone can be welcomed and belong.

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

 

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Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week: Call for Proposal

TCLIP is inviting service providers to submit proposals for Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week on Sept 10- 13, 2018.

Newcomer Employment Week is an opportunity for newcomer immigrants to access services and resources to support their employment goals, and to increase networking opportunities with service providers and employers. Deadline for proposals is July 20, 2018.

For more information, click here.


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Business LINQ - Small Business Pop-up Event

July 10, 2018 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Business LINQ, Coquitlam City Hall
3000 Guilford Way, Coquitlam BC

Small Business BC is visiting Business LinQ at Coquitlam City Hall this July for a FREE one-day pop-up event.
Join us and learn:

    •   the key steps in the business start-up and growth process
    •   what support services are available to you
    •   tips on building a resilient small business

There will also an opportunity to book a FREE 15-20 minute consultation with one of Small Business BC‘s business advisors (limited space available so book yours today when you sign up).
Sign-up here .
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Who's Hiring? Pacific Blue Cross

July 13, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WorkBC Westside | 2150 West Broadway Unit 300, Vancouver BC

Pacific Blue Cross is hiring for a several positions from customer service representative to application developer.  Bring your resume and listen to a  presentation followed by screening interviews with recruiters.

Register here.
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Amazon Hiring Fair

July 16,2018 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Avia Employment Services | 240 - 7525 King George Blvd., Surrey BC

Join the Avia Employment Services for their Amazon Hiring Fair! Amazon is hiring for several roles and will conduct a one-on-one interviews. Don't miss out.

Register  here .



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The 6 Secrets of the Canadian Employment Market

July 21, 2018 | Metrotown Mall Sears Conferene Room - Floor OG
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby BC

Are you struggling to find work in your career? Join the Canadian Employment Market workshop and learn about the Canadian Employment culture, the hidden job market, the art of networking, all about resume and cover letters and much more.

Register now.
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Vancouver Job Fair

July 26 ,2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmont Vancouver Hotel | 900 W Georgia St. Vancouver


Looking for work? Attend the Vancouver Job Fair and meet HR Managers, recruiters and hiring companies looking to hire and meet various talents.

To register, click here.

 

 

 

RESOURCE OF THE MONTH

 

 

 

 If you would like a program or resource (new or established) to be featured on the monthly e-newsletter, please contact Hadia at hadia.samim@success.bc.ca
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Newcomer.info

Newly launched by the ISSofBC, the Newcomer.info is a text messaging service aimed at improving access to services by bringing useful information within easy reach newcomers, particularly those prevented by low income and lack of English from seeking in-person services.

The information tool allows ISSofBC to send BC -based refugee claimants and other immigrants alerts and updates about services and events in the community. The tool has the capacity to send information in the first language of the newcomer to ensure that language is not a barrier to access.




The Newcomer.info service is a direct response to reduce communication barriers that newcomers often face when accessing services and information.

For more information or registration,  visit Newcomer.info


 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

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Webinar: Introduction to Reconciliation

July 5, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT
Online

Reconciliation Canada is a registered charity leading the way in engaging Canadians in dialogue and transformative experiences that revitalize the relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Join the webinar for an opportunity to hear from Charlene Seward and explore our shared Canadian history, examine the meaning of reconciliation and much more.

Register here
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Webinar: We Speak Translate

The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) utilizing the Google Translate app for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities.

The project involves training community stakeholders, organizations and institutions in the Google Translate app.  Familiarity with the Google Translate app establishes a common platform for communication while newcomers develop their English and or French language skills.

Register today for a free webinar:
July 13, 2018 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am (PST) 
July 27, 2018 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am (PST)

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On Diversification

July 16, 2018
3:30 pm
CK Choi Building, RM. 120
1855 West Mall, Vancouver BC

Join Steve Vertovec for a presentation as examines social diversification in contemporary societies and reviews his work on the concept of superdiversity, exploring the relationship between migration and social complexity.

Register by July 11, 2018.
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#HiNeighbour Networking Planning Tables

July 19 and Aug 16, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tri-Cities East Neighborhood Centre
2062 Manning Street, Port Coquitlam

The #HiNeighbour campaign offers an opportunity for neighbors, business, and community groups to lead, attend, and engage in mini-projects in their neighbourhood.  Attend the planning tables to connect with your fellow neighbours and plan your own neighbourhood gathering. 



To register, click here.
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Webinar: Nuevas Raices: Expanding & Enhancing mental health case management for newcomers in Hispanic Communities

July 24, 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm EST
Online


Join Nuevas Raices (New Roots) for a webinar and learn more about the barriers and challenges that Spanish-speaking newcomers are facing and how the barriers affect their mental health, well-being and ability to fully participate in their new country.

Register here.
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Webinar: Supporting Refugees through early interventions: Assessment using Vulnerability Screening Tool

Aug 28, 2018
1:30 - 2:30PM EST
Online


Join this webinar to learn about the Vulnerability Screening Tool developed by the Vancouver Association for Survivors for Torture (VAST) , its potential applicability in your work with immigrants and refugees, whether you are a settlement worker, school counselor or SWIS worker, and what makes it effective as a screening tool when addressing mental health issues with immigrants or refugees.

For more information or registration,  click here .


 

 

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

 

 

 

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Survey: City of Port Coquitlam Recreation Marketing

How do you prefer to learn about our recreation  programs? Do you read the Leisure Guide? We're asking local residents to answer these questions and others by completing the City’s online survey by July 15 at  portcoquitlam.ca/survey to help improve the marketing of our recreation programs. All who complete the survey can enter to win one of two $50 gift cards for use at any of the City’s recreation facilities.
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Join one of Port Moody's Civic Committees

Residents interested in volunteering for civic committees, commissions, and boards can find information listed below. Most appointments are made for two-year terms. Applications of unappointed candidates are retained for a one-year period to fill any vacancies that may come up throughout the year.
For more information on the committees, please visit portmoody.ca

 

 

 

SETTLEMENT WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

Real Estates & Mortgage (in Mandarin)

July 3, 2018 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Room 137, Coquitlam Library City Centre Branch |1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC

To register, contact Henry Lu
778-284-7026 (ext 1584)henry.lu@issbc.org



Bear Awareness Safety (in Farsi)

July 7, 2018 | 10:00am- 12pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S
Tri-Cities 2058 Henderson Place|
1163 Pinetree Way Coquitlam

To register, contact Farzaneh Rostami 604.468.6000
Farzaneh.rostami@success.bc.ca

Citizenship Test Preparation (in Arabic)

July 7, 14, 2018 | 12:30 - 2:30pm
Room 127, Coquitlam Public Library - City Centre |
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam BC

To register, contact Mojgan Heydarpour 778.284.7026
(ext 1569) mojgan.heydarpour@issbc.org 

School System in Canada, High school graduation & University Admission (in Farsi)

July 10, 2018 | 12:30 - 2:30pm
Room 136, Coquitlam Public - City Centre | 
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam BC

To register, contact Mojgan Heydarpour 778.284.7026
(ext 1569)mojgan.heydarpour@issbc.org 

MAP Ladies

July 3, 17, 31 (Tuesdays)
4:30 - 6:30pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave,
Coquitlam BC

To register contact Alaa Idris or Anna Nakahori 778-383-1438 (ext 1904)
alaa.idris@issbc.org
anna.nakahori@issbc.org

MAP Friday

July 13, 27 (Fridays)
4:30 - 6:30pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave,
Coquitlam BC

To register contact Alaa Idris or Anna Nakahori 778-383-1438 (ext 1904)
alaa.idris@issbc.org
anna.nakahori@issbc.org



Homework Club

July 4, 18 (Wednesdays)
1:00 - 3:00pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 – 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam, BC



To register contact Alaa Idris 778-383-1438 (ext 1904)
alaa.idris@issbc.org


Writing your Will

July 23, 2018 | 12:30 - 2:30pm

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tri-Cities 2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam


To register contact Nisreen Mahmoud 604-468-6000 nisreen.mahmoud@success.bc.ca

Build up your Tents & Adventure Smart

July 21, 2018  | 1:00 - 2:30pm

S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tri-Cities 2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Nisreen Mahmoud 604-468-6000 nisreen.mahmoud@success.bc.ca

Newcomers Orientation (in Farsi)

July 9 & 16,2018 
10:00am - 1:00pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tri-Cities 2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register, contact Farzaneh Rostami 604.468.6000
Farzaneh.rostami@success.bc.ca

Education System in Canada Orientation for Newcomers

July 21, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tri-Cities 2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam


To register, contact Farzaneh Rostami 604.468.6000
Farzaneh.rostami@success.bc.ca

English Conversation Circle at Cottonwood

April 27- July 13 (Fridays)
10:00am - 12:00pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 – 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam, BC

To register contact Lucy Hardman 778-383-1438 (ext 1907) lucky.hardman@issbc.org

My Multicultural Circle: Core Training

July 21, 28, Aug 4,11,14,16,18,21,23,25,28,30, 2018
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 – 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam, BC


To register contact Jalini Paramsothi 778-383-1438 (ext 1904) jalini.paramsothi@issbc.org

Animal Awareness (Family Friendly) & Campfire Cooking

Aug 4, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:00pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tri-Cities 2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Nisreen Mahmoud 604-468-6000 nisreen.mahmoud@success.bc.ca

 

 

 

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT   COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 

 

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Stories Galore & More!

From July 3- Aug 9, stop by your local park for stories, puppets, crafts and lots of fun
Tuesdays
10:00- 11:00am
Lion's Park, Port Coquitlam
12:00- 1:00pm
Princeton Park, Coquitlam

Wednesdays
12:00-1:00pm
Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam

Thursdays
10:00-11:00am
Outside Port Moody Public Library
12:00-1:00pm
Mountain View Park, Coquitlam

Presented by the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee

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From Where We Stand

July 12 - August 9, 2018
2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC

Join the Port Moody Arts Centre for a lineup of upcoming exhibitions featuring current work produced by various artists. The exhibition features diverse styles and demonstration fostering  commitment to diversity.

For more information, click here.

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Kaleidscope Arts Festival

August 11, 2018 | 2:00 - 10:00pm
Coquitlam Town Centre Park
2885 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam BC


This free, full-day event will feature dynamic live performances across two stages, including concerts by pop singer Mathew V and high-energy violinist Kytami, plus other unique and engaging artists. Detailed performance schedules are below.

The day includes dancers, multicultural acts and interactive community art, as well as craft beer and food available for purchase. 

FREE Admission. For more info, click here.
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Port Coquitlam Farmers Market - Multicultural Day

August 23, 2018 | 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Port Coquitlam Farmers Market
2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam BC 


The Port Coquitlam Farmers Market in partnership with TCLIP is excited to celebrate the diverse cultures that make up the Tri-Cities.
We are looking for immigrant businesses, cultural performers and food vendors to participate.

Community organizations are also invited to host a table to share resources with the community

Please contact Abigail Cameron to get involved.

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End of Summer Carnival

August 28, 2018 |1:30 - 3:00pm
City Centre Branch, Room 136 & 137


Come for carnival-style games! Win small prizes. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome.

Drop in. No registration required. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339.


 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

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Young Children of Newcomer Families

The latest edition of Migration Matters Series focused on recent trends on the socioeconomic status, education, and mental health of young children of immigrant families. It also provides resources of research and best practices to meet the needs of immigrant children and families.

To read the full edition , click here .
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Does Migration Increase Happiness? It Depends

Published by the Migration Institute, the article summarizes current literature about the effects of migration on the happiness of migrants and the native-born populations of immigrant-receiving countries. The article is based on a study published in the 2018 World Happiness Report and It highlights the outcomes of increased happiness for migrants and the benefits to the host countries such as economic development, increase productivity, openness towards other cultures and many health advantages.

To read the full report, click here .

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Temporary and permanent residents convicted of impaired driving can now be deemed inadmissible and could face deportation

New addition of amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada means foreign nationals and permanent residents convicted of impaired driving can now be deemed inadmissible and could face deportation. This could effect individual who are looking to immigrate to Canada permanently as well as those seeking entry on temporary basis.

To read more, click here.

 

 

 

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