Tri-Cities LIP: January 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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News items featured in the e-newsletter are sourced, provided to us by our members or accessed through open data sources. To include your news and events in our next update, please email the Project Secretariat.

 

 

 

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Happy New Year!

We hope you've had a wonderful and relaxing winter break. As we welcome 2018, we are excited to explore new partnerships and new ideas with you. 

This month's e-newsletter will introduce a "Resource of the Month" section. In honour of the new year, we will also highlight new initiatives across the Tri-Cities. 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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Coquitlam Winter Hiring Fair

Jan 22, 2018
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam BC


Join Avia's winter hiring fair to network, meet potential employers and prepare for interviews.

To register, please click here.
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Youth Employment Connect: Job Readiness Training for Ages 15-29

YEC Program offers group based training to enhance job search skill and life skills, provide short term certificate training and financial support, tour businesses and much more.

Apply for the Next Intake starting on Monday January 22, 2018. Group Information sessions will be held on the following dates:
 
January 09, 2018 at 2:00 pm
January 11, 2018 at 2:00pm
January 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm
January 18, 2018 at 2:00pm
 
Individual information session is on-going by appointment: 604-468-6007 or email to youthemploymentconnect@success.bc.ca

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NEW! Tri-Cities Young Professionals Launch

Jan 23, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Are you 35 or younger looking to connect with like-minded business professionals? Attend the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce TCYP Launch, make connections and learn more about the TCYP program.  

For more information on membership, please email Stephanie.
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Vancouver Job Fair

Jan 30, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fairmont Vancouver Hotel
900 W Georgia St. Vancouver BC


Looking for work? Immediate Hiring? Attend the Vancouver Job Fair to connect with HR Managers, recruiters and hiring companies with hundreds of attendees (professional adults, newcomers, temporary and permanent foreign workers, skilled and landed immigrants along with local & international students) from the greater Vancouver area.

Registration is required. For more information, visit the website.

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Canada Summer Jobs

Application Deadline: Feb 2/2018 at 11:59 pst

The Canada Summer Jobs program is a government grant that offers support for employers to provide work experience for secondary and post-secondary students returning to school after the summer semester.

For eligibility or more information, click here.
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Industrial Sewing Training and Employment Program

Register for a free hands-on course to prepare for a guaranteed entry-level position in the BC apparel industry.

For registration, click here.
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Canadian Workplace Communication and Culture Workshop

Jan 15,2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Surrey City Centre, Public Library
10350 University Dr, Surrey


Attend the workshop to learn more about the Canadian business environment, and how cultural norms and values affect the workplace.

To register, email Back In Motion.
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Healthy Babies

Healthy Babies is a community program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and hosted through Westcoast Family Centres Society. The program supports pregnant women and women with babies up to six months old who need extra help and support and who have limited financial resources. We support pregnant women and new moms by offering free prenatal and Vitamin D supplements, food vouchers and bus tickets, group discussions and guest speakers from the community. Each location has on site child minding.

We run four groups a week in Maple Ridge and the Tri-Cities, groups run year round.

Women may access the group by referral  through their family doctor, public health nurse or community agency, women can also self-refer, registration is completed during the group. A support person (i.e. settlement worker, family support worker) is welcome to come along as support.

Group Times and Locations:

Monday- 11:30-2:00: The Family Education and Support Centre, 22554 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge.

Tuesday- 12:00-2:30: SHARE Family Resource Centre, 699 Robinson Street, Coquitlam.

Thursday- 11:30-2:00: Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam.

Friday- 11:30-2:00: Blue Mountain Baptist Church, 450 Blue Mountain Street, Coquitlam.

For more information please contact Helen Rex, Healthy Babies Program Coordinator at 604-944-2500 ext. 325
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Lunch & Learn: Discover Access Youth Outreach Services

Jan 24,2018
11:30 - 1:00 pm
POCO Inn & Suites - SALON B

Learn more about the various youth oriented services Access Youth has to offer. Light coffee and snacks will be provided.

Space is limited, please RSVP here.
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Paper Tiger: Movie Screening

Jan 31,2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Surrey Arts Centre
13750 88th Ave, Surrey


Join the highly anticipated movie screening of Paper Tigers hosted by the Surrey Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative Local Action Team. The documentary highlights adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and what one high school has done to combat some of the effects.  

Attendance is free, but registration is required.
For more information, contact Megan.
SETTLEMENT WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

Income Tax Return Seminar (In Korean)

Jan 11,2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Room 127


To register, contact Isabel Lee
778.284.7026 (ext 1566) or Isabel.lee@issbc.org

English Conversation Circle

Jan 12,2018
For CLB Level 1,2 & 3
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISSofBC Westwood
#204-3242 Lincoln Ave, Coquitlam

For CLB Level 4,5 & 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

ISSofBC Westwood
#204-3242 Lincoln Ave, Coquitlam


For registration, contact Salwa Mounib at 778.284.7026 (ext. 1560) or salwa.mounib@issbc.org

Citizenship Preparation

Jan 14,2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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


For registration, please contact Farzaneh Rostami at 604.468.6000

Citizenship Application (In Mandarin)

Jan 18,2018
12:00 pm -2:00 pm

Maple Ridge Public Library
130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge


For registration, contact Henry Lu at 778.284.7026 (ext. 158) or henry.lu@issbc.org

Farsi Parents Support Group


Jan 18,2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session I: Parents-Youth Positive Communication, Encouragement, Effective Discipline

Jan 25,2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session II: Essential Life Skills for Parents

2058 Henderson Place
1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam


For registration, please contact Farah Rostami at 604.468.6000

Newcomers Orientation (In Farsi)

Jan 18,2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jan 26,2018
1:00 am - 3:00 pm

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


For registration, please contact Farzaneh Rostami at 604.468.6000

English Conversation Circle

For CLB Level 1,2 & 3
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISSofBC Westwood
#204-3242 Lincoln Ave
Coquitlam

For CLB Level 4,5 & 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ISSofBC Westwood
#204-3242 Lincoln Ave,
Coquitlam


For registration, contact Salwa Mounib at 778.284.7026 (ext. 1560) or salwa.mounib@issbc.org

Filing Income Tax (In Mandarin)

Jan 25,2018
12:00 pm - 2:00pm

Maple Ridge Public Library
130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge


For registration, contact Henry Lu at 778.284.7026 (ext. 158) or henry.lu@issbc.org
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Concert Properties Open House

Concert Properties is hosting an open house for properties located at 550 Cottonwood Ave, 633 Whiting Way, 675 Whiting Way and 579 Smith Ave. Meet the project team, learn about the proposal and share your ideas and feedback. 

Jan 18, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00pm


Jan 20, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm

Both sessions will be held at Coquitlam College, Gymnasium
516 Brookmere Ave, Coquitlam


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Port Moody Library re-opens!

Port Moody Library re-opens on January 8th. Check out their updated space. Story time programs resume on the week of January 29th.
Visit their website for details.
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Develop your Creative Thinking Skills

Jan 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Coquitlam Library - City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree way , Room 36


Learn how to develop and improve your creative thinking skills.
Dr. Paul Tinari will show you how to use your brain's capabilities to the fullest possible extent.

Event is free of charge, but registration is required. Sign up by clicking here.
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Making Your  Money Last: 10 Principles for Living in Retirement

Jan 25, 2018
7100pm - 2:30pm
Coquitlam Library- City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Room 137


Join the seminar and learn about more how to successfully transition into retirement and manage your income throughout retirement.

Registration is required; please call 604.937-4155
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Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants In Canadian Workplaces

Read the special report on how business can attract, integrate, and retain immigrants and international talents.

For a full report, click here .
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Onboarding Refugees: A Toolkit for Canadian Employers

As a form of partnership between the Immigrant Employment Councils of Canada and IRCC, this toolkit was developed to support Canadian employers in the labour market attachment for all newcomers.

For a full report, click here.

 

 

 

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