Tri-Cities LIP: December 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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Skilled Immigrants Info Centre Session

Dec 6, 2018 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
WorkBC Port Moody
130 Brew Street #401, Port Moody BC

Join WorkBC Port Moody to learn about the resources available during your job search. Heidi Henkenhaf, from the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre at the Vancouver Public Library, will be here to introduce a wide range of free resources that is available at the Port Moody Centre.

To register, click here.





City of PoCo Employer Forum

Dec 7, 2018 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Avia Employment Services 
#206 - 2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam

Interested in finding out more about what it takes to work for the City of Port Coquitlam? Join the employer forum to meet with the Director of HR and ask questions related to employment, hiring methods and application process.

To register, click here .

Vancouver Job Fair

Dec 19, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Looking for work and opportunity to meet with employers? Attend the Vancouver job fair and meet recruiters, HR managers, hiring companies, associations, and employment agencies.

For more information, click here .









AMSSA E-Symposium: Newcomer Men‘s Integration: Challenges and Perspectives

As “gender” becomes more politicized than ever before, newcomer men have multiple hurdles in their settlement journeys. A lot hinges on their cultural intelligence and ability to navigate various social situations and social relations. Men with cultural gender norms that are very different from Canadian ones may encounter challenges in personal relationships, parenting, finding and retaining employment, continued education and language learning as well as in building community connection. The E-Symposium presenters will address some of the unique and complex challenges that newcomer men face and will then engage in an interactive, live-recorded discussion to frame best practices and suggest supports for settlement service providers.

This E-Symposium topic will be complemented by a Migration Matters Info Sheet and video in a three-part series supporting newcomer men.


Meheret Bisrat, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Ryan Avola, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Sean Mullen, ISSofBC

Event Details & Registration
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM PST. 

Register here









City of Coquitlam Advisory Committees

Interested in volunteering your time, sharing your expertise and helping your community? The City of Coquitlam is seeking volunteers for its 2019 Advisory Committees in a variety of areas, including culture services, economic development, multiculturalism, Riverview Lands, sports, sustainability and environmental and universal accessibility.

For more information, click here.

Seeking new immigrants/residents for health care advisory board

Would you like to be a Member on the BC Primary Health Care Research Network Patient Advisory Board? The BC Primary Health Care Research Network is seeking three patient partners to oversee provincial and national health research to help health care leaders focus their limited resources for better primary care across the province.

For more information, click here.


Help shape the future of Coquitlam

Dec 6 - 15, 2018
Coquitlam Centre is ready to grow! This growth will include new and exciting retail, commercial space, jobs and a full range of residential options along with high-quality public spaces and amenities to create a vibrant town Centre.

Coquitlam Centre want to hear from a wide range of residents, businesses and community groups to confirm the vision for the area and identify the key priorities and aspirations for the future of Coquitlam Centre.

Complete a survey here.








English Conversation Circle

Nov - Dec 7, 2018 (Fridays)
10:00am – 12:00pm
For CLB Level 1, 2 & 3
10:00am – 12:00 pm

For CLB Level 4, 5 & 6
12:30pm – 2:30pm
ISSofBC Lincoln #136 – 3030 Lincoln Ave, Coquitlam

To register contact Salwa Mounib 778-284-7026(ext 1560)

English Conversation Circle

Nov 2- Dec 14, 2018 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam

To register contact Lucy Hardman 778-383-1438 (ext 1907)

Family Benefits (in Mandarin)

Dec 5, 2018  
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam BC

To register contact Henry Lu  778-284-7026 (ext 1584)

Multicultural Youth Circle: Core Training Level 1

Dec 1, 8,15,29, 2018
9:30pm - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam

To register contact Jalini Paramsothi 778-383-1438 (ext 1904)

Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR), How to Start

Dec 15, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Henderson
2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Farah Rostami 604-468-6104

Newcomers Orientation

Dec 7 & 14, 2018, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Henderson
2058 Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Farah Rostami 604-468-6104









Lights at Lafarge

Nov 24 - Jan 20, 2019 | Dusk to 11:00 pm
Lafarke Lake, Town Centre Park
1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Celebrate the holiday season with over 100 lights displayed in Lafarge Lake and free activities happening during the light display including a parade, ugly sweater night, Jingle belles night and much more.

For more information, click here.


3rd Annual Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 8, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
City Hall Galleria
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, BC

Attend the  3rd Annual Port Moody Christmas Craft Fair and browse over 37 wonderful craft tables. You may find that perfect Christmas gift for someone special. Admission by donation. All proceeds to Share Family Services Society.

For more information, click here.

Christmas Tea on the Train

Dec 9 & 16, 2018 | Various times

Celebrate the holiday season with the Port Moody Station Museum for their annual Christmas tea.

For more information or tickets, click here.









When facts don't matter: how to communicate more effectively about Immigration's Costs and Benefits

Published by the Migration Institute, this report explores 
the psychological factors on why people embrace or reject information and puts forward recommendation for policy and researchers on how to communicate more effectively the costs and benefits of immigration.

To read the full report, click here.

Celebration: Chinese Canadian Legacies in BC

The BC Government released the book, Celebration: Chinese Canadian Legacies in BC, highlighting the significant contributions of Chinese Canadians in BC's cultural heritage and economic prosperity, and the challenges including discrimination that they faced.
The book is available to download for free on the Ministry website. 

To download the book, click here.


2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

Published by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the 2018 annual report to Parliament on Immigration provides insight on why Immigration matters,the contributions of Immigrants to the labour market and economy, Canada's Immigration plan for 2019-2021 and more. 

To read the report, click here.

Social Isolation of Seniors: A Focus on New Immigrants & Refugee Seniors in Canada

Published by the Employment and Social Development Canada, this supplement is a resource intended to help organizations and service providers adopt approaches to help new immigrants and refugee seniors strengthen human connections. It highlights the the costs of social isolation of new immigrants and refugees and provides tools and example for strengthening social connections.

To read the report, click here.

The Value of Gender-Based Analysis in Understanding Canadian Immigration Policy Outcomes

Published by the Conference Board of Canada, this  report serves as a brief summary on what is Gender-Based Analysis and what does it have to do with understanding Canadian immigration.

Read the summary here.




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