[OCT] Tri-Cities Community Events, Newcomer Jobs and Settlement Resource & More
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Tri-Cities LIP Connect Monthly Newsletter, October 2023
This newsletter connects newcomers and service providers to community resources, events and initiatives that support newcomer inclusion and participation in the Tri-Cities.
Events & Community Information | Career Resources for Newcomers | Settlement Information | Volunteer Opportunities | Immigration Research & News Publications
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Anti-racism Talk: How to Respond to Incidents of Racism

Thu, October 12| 9:00am-12:00pm| Inlet Theatre, Port Moody.

Join us for a candid conversation hosted by the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) and the Port Moody Police Department on how to strengthen the community's capacity to respond to incidents of racism. Every person has a right to feel safe and participate in their community. Racism and hate make that impossible by creating fear and exclusion. We need to work together to end racism and hate in our communities by understanding racism and hate, how to report them and how to step in when we witness them.

Register here!





Becoming Neighbours – Trust

Sat, October 14| 10:00am - 1:00pm| In person at Creekside 
Community Centre, Vancouver or Online

If you are interested in or actively welcoming refugee claimants, a person who has lived the refugee journey, reflecting on your welcome story, part of a refugee sponsorship group or refugee welcoming community, or curious to dive deeper into conversation about what creates a world of welcome, then join the Becoming Neighbours Workshops, hosted by Kinbrace Community Society.

In this workshop, you will: 
  • Explore what motivates your welcome of people who are forcibly displaced.
  • Articulate what guides your actions and decisions to walk alongside those seeking refuge.
  • Discuss what sustains your welcoming vision amid the chaos of displacement.

Register to attend in person here!
Register to attend virtually here!





Pre-Arrival Program

MOSAIC offers comprehensive Pre-Arrival programs designed to assist new immigrants in their transition to Canada.

Understanding the challenges faced by newcomers during their initial days in a new country, our Pre arrival programs aim to provide them with essential resources and guidance that will help them arrive in Canada well prepared. Our Pre Arrival programs cover a range of services including settlement , job market insights and practical tips for settling into Canadian life smoothly.

For more information, please click here!




Webinar: How to address the current rise of Anti-2SLGBTQI hate?

Thu, November 2| 11:00am -12:30pm| Online.

From Borders to Belonging is organizing a 90-minute webinar to address the current rise of anti-2SLGBTQI hate. In cities across Canada, we are witnessing a recent wave of organized anti-2SLGBTQI protests. 

We know anti-2SLGBTQI hate is not new; indeed it has been impacting our communities for generations. Living in the intersections of xenophobia, racisms, homophobia and transphobia, LGBTQI newcomers experience the impacts of exclusions and oppressions in their daily lives. Yet, the current round of public protests in schools, libraries and streets warrants focused attention and action. Civil society and newcomer settlement sector agencies have a critical role to play.

Register here!





Community Dialogues

Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam Public Libraries Session: Wed, October 25 |2:00pm-4:00pm| Coquitlam City Center Branch.

Join a community conversation to learn more about current immigrant settlement facts, figures and issues. Last year Canada welcomed a record 406,000 new immigrants and plans to welcome nearly 500,000 each year for the next three years at least. Come, learn and discuss how these newest residents are shaping our communities. 

Register here or use QR Code!




Events for Seniors celebrating Senior’s Day 2023

Sat, October 7| 10:15am - 2:30pm| Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Join MOSAIC Seniors in celebrating National Seniors’ Day at MOSAIC Multicultural Seniors Day 2023. This special event is designed to challenge misconceptions about aging and embrace the true essence of growing older.

Join the party. Be inspired. Have fun. Lunch provided. Performance by the MOSAIC Seniors Choir. 

Register here!

Nature Walk

Fri, October 13 | 10:30am - 12:00pm| Hoy Creek Linear Park

Join the Coquitlam Public Library and the City of Coquitlam's Park Spark team for a nature walk at Hoy Creek Linear Park. During the outdoor walk, participants will learn about nature, animals and insects in the park.

This program is for all ages. We will meet at the City Centre Aquatic Complex parking lot. 

Registration Required. If you have questions, please contact Aman at asaroya@coqlibrary.ca  

Register here!





Heritage Halloween

Sat, October 28|12:00pm -3:00pm| Coquitlam Heritage

Join Coquitlam Heritage at Mackin House for a spooky carnival themed Heritage Halloween! Treats, crafts, entertainment, haunted Train Station and more!. A free, fun & family friendly event. Everyone welcome! 

Free. No Registration Required. Rain or Shine. (All ages)

For more information, please click here!





Get Artistic in October - Tri-Cities Family Challenge Booklet

TCLIP is hosting a 12-month family challenge where every month, families do an activity together and capture their memories through using the Tri-Cities Family Challenge Booklet. There will be a monthly draw for families to submit their drawings, photos, or stories for a chance to win prizes!

We're halfway into our family challenge! This month, celebrate the return of the salmon at any of the local hatcheries: Hoy Creek Fish Hatchery, Hyde Creek Hatchery or Noons Creek Hatchery. Submit a photo or drawing of your family's experience for a chance to win this month's prize by October 31, 2023!

For more information on how to participate in the challenge, Download a copy of the Booklet.

This initiative is part of the Tri-Cities Wrap Around Model of Care for Mental Health in Immigrant Families project. For more information about this project please click here!




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Learning to Optimize LinkedIn Profile

Tue, October 12| 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm| Online

Join ISS of BC's ‘Learning to Optimize LinkedIn Profile’ online event to elevate your professional journey. Discover the secrets to crafting a standout LinkedIn profile and supercharge your job search skills. Our online service is a sought-after resource among clients, helping them expand their professional network and thrive in the competitive job market. Don’t miss out – secure your spot today, as seats are limited.

Register here!





ChatGPT for Job Seekers 

Thu, October 12| 6:00-7:30pm| City Center
Branch- Room 127

Join the Coquitlam Public Library's ChatGPT workshop to accelerate your job search with AI! Discover how ChatGPT can optimize your resume, enhance interview preparation, and explore new career opportunities. 

In this 90-minute session, we will cover key topics such as:

  • Writing cover letters, resumes, and emails with ChatGPT
  • Preparing for job interviews with the help of ChatGPT
  • Using ChatGPT to generate job and career ideas
  • Hot tips
  • Q & A

No registration required, just drop-in.

For more information please click here!




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Conversations about Race in BC

Wed, October 18|6:30pm - 8:00pm| City Centre Branch - Room 136 and 137

Join Coquitlam Public Library in this 5-part speaker series with people from diverse backgrounds sharing their stories. 

The session on October 18 will focus on immigration, and it will have members of the Tri-Cities Local Partnership’s Immigrant Advisory Table who will be talking about their journey to Canada and sharing who they are, why they decided to embark on this journey, and how this journey affected their perception of themselves. 

Registration is recommended for each session, but drop-ins are welcome. Light refreshments will be served!

Register here!

If you have any questions, please contact
Ann at ajohannes@coqlibrary.ca
or Aman at asaroya@coqlibrary.ca 





Multicultural Women’s Support Group

Mon, October 16 - December 18 |10:00am - 12:00pm| Online (Zoom)

Join 10 free online sessions hosted by ISS of BC to:
  • Learn more about resources and benefits in your community
  • Make new friends and receive support in a safe space
  • Learn about different cultures in your community
  • Practice your English skills
  • Receive a certificate of participation

Learn more here!

For more information, contact Fiorella Di Liberto!
778-372-6528 | fiorella.diliberto@issbc.org 





Fall Online & In Person Conversation Circle - ISS of BC

Mon, September 11 - November 6 |6:00pm - 7:30pm| Online

Join ISS of BC's free Learn English sessions to improve your English conversation skills, learn more about Canadian culture, build your speaking confidence, and make new connections.

Registration required. For more information, please click here!

For inquiries, please contact Elsie at 
604.554.1169, elsie.decena@issbc.org




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Library Champions Project

The Library Champions Project (LCP) is a three-month volunteer program for new immigrants.

During the project, Library Champions are trained to conduct outreach to other new immigrants. The LCP’s four training sessions focus on building communication, presentation, and outreach skills and on gaining an understanding of the range of programs, services, and resources that are provided by libraries and immigrant and community service agencies.

Why become a library champion:
  • Discover amazing programs at your public library.
  • Learn about the services offered by community and immigrant serving agencies.
  • Help other new immigrants.
    Give back to your community.
  • Gain volunteer experience and references.

For more information and registration, please click here!

Front Desk Assistant - Tri-Cities Region

The Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program (ISIP) at S.U.C.C.E.S.S is currently looking for a front desk assistant volunteer to provided front desk support, greet walk-in clients and visitors, answer and direct phone calls, help clients register for workshops, classes or events, promote programs and services, and assist Program Assistants with administrative tasks when needed. 

Time Commitment and Schedule: 4 hours per week, a minimum commitment of 3 months.

  • Speak one of the following languages: Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Arabic, or Ukrainian.
  • Intermediate Level of English or above.
  • 19 years or older.
  • Must be willing to conduct a criminal record check.

For more information please click here!




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For additional immigrant and settlement related resources, visit www.tricitieslip.ca

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