Tri-Cities LIP: June 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.

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.
Get Involved in Fostering Welcoming Communities!
The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership is excited to share new initiatives taking place in 2018/2019. The Tri-Cities is unique in its phenomenal history of collaborative partnerships and we want to celebrate all the good things that are taking place in our communities. In this year, our goal is three-fold:
1) Empower our newcomers so that they can access the right resources to support their settlement journey
2) Engage new and existing partners so they can build their capacity in supporting the needs of the community
3) Embrace the success stories in the Tri-Cities and learn from the successes so we can improve and innovate

We look forward to collaborating with you in these initiatives! For more details on any of these initiatives, please contact the Project Secretariat

Newcomer Employment Week

Bringing together employment service providers across the Tri-Cities to share about programs and resources available to newcomers, we are pleased to announce September 10 - 14 as Newcomer Employment Week

Get involved in any of the following ways:
- Lead an employment-related activity, such as industry talks, workshop or info session
- Bring a group of newcomers to participate and attend on the day
- Join our steering committee to guide the week's activities
- Volunteer to participate during the week

All Are Welcome Here Campaign

How did you welcome a newcomer in your neighbourhood? We want to hear stories of welcome from individuals, groups, organizations and businesses. We want to celebrate the amazing people in the Tri-Cities who make our communities welcoming and inclusive.

How to get involved?
-Share your story! We will be at community events and festivals throughout the summer so you can share your stories with us.
- Tell us about an initiative you started/ participated in to make your community more welcoming
- Join us at our annual forum on the week of November 12th. Better yet, join the committee to guide the content of the forum!

Organizing Against Racism & Hate 

With support from the Province of BC, Multiculturalism Division, we are pleased to start this Network. One of our goals is to develop a community protocol to respond to racist and hate incidents.

Join our next meeting and learn more about this important community topic.









Fortinet Technology Hiring Session (Coquitlam)

June 14,2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Avia Coquitlam | #221-3030 Lincoln Avenue, Coquitlam

Join Avia Employment in Coquitlam for a hiring event with Fortinet Technologies. Come meet HR personnel and learn about the available opportunities in various departments.
Want to interview? Register here .

Labour Market Workshop for New Immigrants: Hiring Information Session with TD Canada Trust (Coquitlam)

June 27, 2018
10: 00 am  - 12:00 pm
SUCCESS Henderson Office
2058, 1163 Pinetree way, Coquitlam

Meet with Citizen Service Specialist from Service Canada to learn about Employment insurance benefits, eligibility, application and general inquiries.

Registration is required. Please call Sunny Yun at 604. 468.6000


FREE Coquitlam Rogers Small Business Centre Event

June 6, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Rogers Store
2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam

Attend the Small Business Centre event and learn how increasing your business's digital footprint can extend your customer reach and increase your sales. Experts in the digital industry will share how businesses like yours can benefit from establishing and developing a strong online presence through easy to execute tactics.

Register here.

Youth Employment Connect: Recruiting Participants

June 11, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Henderson Place
2138 - 1163 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam,

If you are between the age of 15 and 29 and looking for work? Join the Youth Employment Connect and learn how and where to find a job and get consultation on resume writing and interview preparation and much more.

Next group starts: June 11, 2018

To register, call 604.468.6007. For more info, click here.








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Avia Employment - Services to Employers

Avia Employment offers a wide range of innovative employment services to newcomers and service providers to ensure that communities in the lower mainland, including the Tri-Cities, have access to employment services and the support necessary to integrate in the labour market. Through collaboration, innovation, continuous improvement, and equity, Avia Employment is working towards building vibrant and welcoming communities.

Canadian employers often face a significant challenge in locating and recruiting qualified candidates for employment opportunities. While Canada's labour shortage could be one contributing factor, it is widely recognized that employers need to adopt innovative solutions to attract, recruit, and retain available talents to remain competitive in the Canadian economic landscape. How can service providers collaborate and ensure that employers have the support and resources needed to recruit appropriate talents? 

Avia Employment Services is the second largest service provider in BC that offers free innovative and customized employment services designed to help employers in the recruitment process. By partnering with Avia Employment Services, your business or organization can benefit from the following features provided by Avia:

-Dedicated recruitment specialist
-Pre-screened qualified applicants
-Free job posting service
-Database of job-ready candidates
-Information and education
-Wage Subsidy

Avia Employment services are free and will be tailored to your specific hiring needs.
For partnership opportunities or more information, contact Avia Employment Services Centre or call 1-855-201-2842 .









Webinar: Planning for Urban Resilience and Inclusive Cities- Lessons from Toronto

June 12, 2018
10:00 EDT in Toronto

Why do diversity, inclusion, and resilience matter to cities? Join the Cities of Migration and with Dr. Zhixi Zhuang, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University (Toronto) in conversation with Dr. Stacy Harwood, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) to discuss planning for urban resilience in a multicultural context, and how municipal planning policies can create safe, accessible, and inclusive public spaces while promoting intercultural social interactions and understanding

For more information or registration,  click here.


Grants Available for Coquitlam Block Parties

Interested in organizing a get together with your neighbors this summer?
The City of Coquitlam is offering grants to encourage residents to plan block parties- fun social events that are a great way to meet neighbors, make new friends, and enhance community safety and awareness.

For more information and applications, click here.

Bursaries for Refugee Youth and Newcomers to Canada

ISSofBC is awarding several bursaries for Refugee Youth and Newcomers to Canada to encourage education and professional development. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2018.

Click here for more information on the bursaries and or applications.









Volunteers needed for the City of Port Moody Civic Committees & Panels

City of Port Moody is seeking volunteers to serve on various Civic committees, commissions, and boards such as the arts and culture committee, community planning, economic development, tourism, youth and much more. The application period for appointment to the Sep 2018 - Aug 2020 term is now open.

Apply here.


#HiNeighbour Networking Planning Tables

June 14, 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 neighborhood.  Attend the planning tables to connect with your fellow neighbors and plan your own neighborhood gathering. 

To register, click here.








Volunteer Information Session

June 8, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register, email
or call 778-383-1438 (ext 1907)

Canada Tax System Series (in Korean)

June 13, 20, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library - City Centre, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register, email or call 604.468.6000

ICBC Regulations, Car Accidents & Small Claims (in Farsi)

June 13 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library - City Centre, Room 127
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register,email or call 778.284.7026 (ext 1569)

Newcomers Orientation

June 8, 15, 2018 
10:00 am  - 1:00 pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S Tri-Cities
1163 Pinetree way unit 2058
Coquitlam, Room 13 and 14

To register, email or call 604.468.6000

Work Safe BC

June 9, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S Tri-Cities
1163 Pinetree way unit 2058
Coquitlam, Room 13 and 14

To register, email or call 604.468.6000

Understanding Canadian Culture (in Tigrinya)

June 23, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register,email or call
778-383-1438 (ext 1908)

Emergency Preparedness Session

June 25, 2018
3:00 - 5:00 pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.  Tri-Cities
1163 Pinetree way unit 2058
Coquitlam BC

To register, email or call 604.468.6000 (ext 1161)

Financial Literacy - Banking System Financial Planning (in Mandarin)

June 26 ,2018
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library - City Centre, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

To register, email or call 778.284.7026 (ext 1584)









Elder Abuse & Wellness Forum

June 8, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Winslow Centre
1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam

Our partners at Vancity and the Tri-Cities Seniors Planning Network in partnership with BC CRNs are hosting an Elder Abuse & Wellness Forum. The forum will bring together seniors, seniors' caregivers, and experts to talk about various topics including elder abuse, frauds & scams, and a positive focus on wellness.

For more information or and registration, click here.

Celebrate World Refugee Day

June 19, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Burnaby Public Library
6100 Willingdon Avenue | Burnaby, BC

Celebrate World Refugee Day at the Vancouver Public Library and hear different perspectives on the importance of this day.

The event is free, but space is limited. Register here.

Welcome Post Project - Coast Salish Blessing Ceremony & National Indigenous Day Celebration

June 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Noons Creek Hatchery
300 Ioco Road, Port Moody

Join the Port Moody Ecological Society for a traditional Coast Salish blessing ceremony of the Welcome Post Project's House Post. There will be song, dance, and a Feast to honour the ancestral territory of the Tsleil Waututh Nation and Coast Salish Peoples. 

For more information, click here.

Port Moody Community Fair

June 23, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
City Hall
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

Join the City of Port Moody at the first community fair. Celebrate the community, connect with people, services and organizations all while enjoying free and fun activities for all ages.

If your community organization is interested in hosting a booth at the Community Fair, email for application form.









my Health my Community Report: Social Connection and Health

This report is based on data from the My Health My Community survey, conducted in 2013- 2014 across the Lower Mainland of BC. The report provides insight into the strengths of our social networks and broader communities to foster health and well-being in our region.

To read the full report, click here.

Connect & Engage:  Survey of Metro Vancouver

Published by the Vancouver Foundation, this report continues the conversation from their previous report about the challenges of connection and engagement in metro Vancouver. Additionally, it measures the strengthen of residents' connection and engagement at the personal, neighborhoods, and community level and highlight what we can do to help build a more connected and engagement community in Metro Vancouver.

To read the full report, click here.


Social Isolation & Loneliness Among Seniors in Vancouver

This report prepared by the Seniors' Advisory Committee highlights the issue of social isolation and loneliness as a public health implication and provides strategies and recommendations  for reducing and preventing the negative implications of social isolation and loneliness.

To read more, click here.

Enhanced Success: Canada's Immigrant Entrepreneurs and International Trade

Published by the Conference Board of Canada, this report highlights how immigrants can help boost Canada's International trade and provides an overview of the challenges that immigrant entrepreneurs face and offers suggestions to remove barriers.

Read full report here.

Recent Economic Developments in British Columbia

This article in the Economic Insights series offers a summary of the recent developments in BC's economy, including key industries that led to the economic development.

Read the article here.




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