Tri-Cities LIP: February 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS   COMMUNITY INFORMATION
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.

 

 

 

Using Evidence to Enhance Collaborative Partnerships in the Tri-Cities

 

 

 

The Tri-Cities LIP hosted the Using Evidence to Enhance Collaborative Partnerships in the Tri-Cities on January 22,2018 at the Inlet Theatre, Port Moody. The forum brought together community stakeholders from different sectors to learn more about the 2016 census specific to the Tri-Cities, discuss the effects of the data on their organizations, and enhance partnerships and collaboration with other community stakeholders.

We would like to thank Francisco Luna and Desiree Ng from Statistics Canada and Professor Daniel Hiebert who shared their insights on the census. We would also like to thank our guests, partners, and volunteers for their support. We are collating the discussions from the forum and will post on our website.
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Clear Communication for the Workplace Blended - 8 weeks only

Every Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Jan 26, 2018 - Mar 31, 2018

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC
435B North Road, Coquitlam BC Classroom 1

Join the 8 weeks course online and in-person to improve your English proficiency, soft and hard skills as well as knowledge of Canadian workplace culture.

To register, please contact Punam Subedi.

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Self Employment Information Session

Feb 6, 2018
9:30 - 10:30am
#206 - 2540 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam


Interested in starting your own business? Join Avia Employment Services in partnership with Douglas College to learn more about how to build a business plan and find financial assistance.

To register, please click here.
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Create your Resume

Feb 6, 2018
2:30 - 3:30pm
Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody


Learn to use different formatting tools to create a professional-looking resume. Basic Word and typing skills required. Call 604-469-4577 to register.

To register, please call 604.468.4577.
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Douglas College Career Exploration Fair 2018

Feb 27, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Douglas College
1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam


Join the Douglas College Alumni Association and the Career Centre to explore career options and find out what kinds of skills and knowledge you need for future workplace.

For registration or if you are interested in being an exhibitor at the career fair, click here.
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Attracting & Retaining Talent for Small Business

Feb 22, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Gabi & Jules Bakery
2302B Clarke St, Port Moody


Are you a small business owner struggling to attract and retain talent during BC'S labor shortage?  Attend the Small Business Dialogue to learn more about how to develop a diverse hiring strategy, inclusive of people with disabilities.

Space is limited. To register, please click here.
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New Resource Centre Opened for Coquitlam Businesses

Coquitlam City Hall – Main Floor
3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam BC, V3B 7N2

A one-stop business resource centre opened on Jan 16/2018 in Coquitlam City Hall.  The resource centre is offering business owners a convenient way to link to resources and get help with navigating City processes.

Use Business LinQ to:
-Learn what is required to start and operate a business in Coquitlam
-Get one-on-one help navigating City permitting and regulatory process
-Find out about City services and programs that support  businesses

For more information, please click .
GRANTS, FUNDING   PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

 

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Information Session: Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) BC Anti-Racism Networks

Feb 20, 2018
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC


You are invited to attend the information session on Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) Network and to identify a potential lead organization in the community to form the local Anti-racism Committee and to develop a protocol. The contract timeline is February – December 2018.
 
Click here to register.

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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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Community Foundation Grant Cycles Open

Local Community Foundations have opened their grant cycles. For more information on their application process and deadlines, please visit their respective websites:

Coquitlam Foundation: deadline February 18, 2018
Port Coquitlam Foundation: deadline March 1, 2018
Port Moody Foundation: Expression of Interest deadline: February 12, 2018
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Evening Settlement & Labour Market Services- NEW!

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Tri-Cities is now offering evening settlement services at their North Road location from 5- 9pm. Services are provided in Chinese, Farsi and Korean as well as Labour Market Service in English.

For more information, contact 604.936.5900

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NOW IN BC: Community Settlement Dialogues for Newcomers, Libraries and Service Providers

Feb 21, 2018
Coquitlam Public Library- City Centre
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Learn and discuss the settlement trends of new comers in Canada, how they are shaping your community, what are the challenges and barriers they are facing and what are the available services that agencies are providing.

For more information, please click here.


SETTLEMENT WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

Income Tax Return  (In Farsi)

Feb 1,2018
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Room 127


To register, email mojgan.heydarpour@issbc.org or call 778.284.7026 (ext 1569)

English Conversation Circle

Jan 12 - Mar 16 2018
For CLB Level 1,2 & 3
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISSofBC Lincoln
#136 - 3030 Lincoln Ave, Coquitlam, BC

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

ISSofBC Westwood
#204-3242  Westwood St, Coquitlam


For registration, email salwa.mounib@issbc.org or call 778.284.7026 (ext. 1560)

How to Gain Canadian Experience

Feb 2,2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Room 127


For registration, please email Farzin.jamatlou@issbc.org or call 604.468.6000 (ext 1664)

File Personal Income Tax Return 2017  (In Mandarin)

Feb 6,2018
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Room 127


For registration, email Theresa.yu@issbc.org or call  778.284.7026 (ext 1563)

Understanding Public Pension for Korean Community (In Korean)


Feb 9,2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Room 127


For registration, email  Isabel.lee@issbc.org or call 778.284.7026 (ext 1566)

Filing Tax Returns in Canada (In Farsi)

Feb 15,2018
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam BC


For registration, email abdul.samim@issbc.org or call 778.383.1438 (ext 1562)  

Basic Computer Skills (In Arabic and English)

Feb 16,2018
4:00pm  - 5:30pm

ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam BC

For registration, email Majd.agha@issbc.org or call 778.383.1438 (ext 1908).

Enhanced Senior's Conversation Circle

Jan 8/2018 - Mar 16/2018
Mon- 3:30-5:30pm
Tue & Wed - 3:30 - 4:30pm

S.U.C.C.E.S.S BC
435U North Road, Coquitlam
Classroom 4

For registration, Email punam.subjedi@success.bc.ca or call 604.936.5900

Conversation Circle for LINC 4 & 5 Students

Jan 9 - Mar 16/2018
Tue & Thur - 12:15pm - 2:15pm

S.U.C.C.E.S.S BC
435U North Road, Coquitlam
Classroom 3

For registration, Email punam.subjedi@success.bc.ca or call 604.936.5900

Conversation Circle for LINC 6,7,8 Students

Feb 28,2018
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Room 127

For registration, email henry.lu@issbc.org or call 778.284.7026 (ext. 158) 

WorkSafeBC Event for Youth

Feb 22,2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm

ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam BC

For registration email manny.gill@issbc.org or call 778.383.1438 (ext 1904)

Newcomer Youth Homework Club

Feb 14,28/2018
3:30pm - 6:30pm

ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam BC

For registration, email camila.fujiwara@issbc.org or call 778.229.4371

Multicultural Youth Circle

Feb 3 - Mar 23/2018 (Saturdays)
9:30am - 4:00pm

ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam BC

For registration, email ikram.said@issbc.org or call 778.383.1438 (ext 1904)


Newcomer Youth Hang-out

Feb 13, 270/2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm

ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam BC

For registration, email manny.gill@issbc.org or call 778.383.1438 (ext 1904)

Newcomer Ladies Conversation

Feb 6, 20/2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm

ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam BC

For registration, email Mariafernanda.baez@issbc.org
or call 778.383.1438 (ext 1904)
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Beyond the News: A Real Life Refugee Story

Feb 8,2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lord Byng Secondary School
3939 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver BC


The Leaders of Hope will be hosting a FREE refugee seminar with guest speakers, Syrian Canadian advocate Mohammed Alsaleh and Saleem Spindari from M.O.S.A.I.C.

The seminar will begin with screening of the documentary "Welcome to Canada" followed by a discussion on topics concerning the current refugee crisis, life struggles, cultural differences, and ways to encourage Canadian youth involvement.
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Celebrate Family Day in Coquitlam


Family Day at Summit Community Centre, Friday, Feb. 9, 3 - 5 p.m.
Drop-in to our Family Day activities - a family baking class, bouncy castle, board games, badminton, popcorn and gym games.

Family Day at Centennial Activity Centre, Saturday, Feb. 10, 1 - 3 p.m.
Bring the family and help us celebrate Family Day! Entertainment, games and a variety of activities to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Family Day at Pinetree Community Centre, Sunday, Feb. 11, 1 - 3 p.m.
Come by and enjoy bouncy castle, popcorn and gym games appropriate for all ages.

Family Day at Poirier Sports & Leisure Complex, Monday, Feb. 12, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Facility open all day. Celebrate Family Day with a fun Toonie Skate from 10 - 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fee: $2.00 pp, includes rentals. Maximum 200 skaters at one time.

Family Day at City Centre Aquatics Complex, Monday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Celebrate this holiday with your family by coming down to the pool for some fun. Rotating features include slide, rope swing, diving boards and WIBIT.

For full details, please click here.


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Newcomer Literacy

Read more on the literacy on the newcomers to BC. This fact sheet explores useful terms, how the Canadian Language Benchmarks incorporate literacy as well as the resources available to BC settlement service providers.  

For a full report, click here.
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Newcomer Seniors: Supports and Challenges

Read the full fact sheet to learn more about the services available for seniors in BC and their challenges, barriers and needs.


For a full report, click 

 

 

 

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