Tri-Cities LIP: November 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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Welcoming Neighbourhoods
November 14, 2018
6:30- 8:30pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre

Join us for an exciting evening with Romi Chandra Herbert and guests as they share how we can connect with our neighbours. Light refreshments will be provided. Click here to register.
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Tap into Talent

Nov 2, 2018 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Avia Employment Newton
110 - 7525 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC

Avia Employment Services and Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants presents Tap into Talent; an all in one event for people to network and find employment leads.  Connect with HR professionals and Hiring Managers to answer your questions about their opportunities. Bring copies of your resume and dress for success!

To register , click here.
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Canadian Immigrant Fair

Nov 13, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place, Vancouver

The fair offers a dynamic environment for immigrants who need information and inspiration as they look for jobs, go back to school and settle into their new home. Attend the fair and connect with over 12,00 immigrants, service providers, employers, and recruiters.

To register, click here .
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Webinar: Canadian Entrepreneur Immigration: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Path Forward

Nov 21, 2018 | 2:00 pm EST
Online

Join the Conference Board of Canada as they discuss the economic development opportunities of entrepreneur immigration, the current features of entrepreneur program across Canada including their strengths and shortcoming, and how can we ensure that immigrant entrepreneurs succeed.

For more information, click here .
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22nd Surrey Education & Career Fair

Nov 28, 2018 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
12666 77 Avenue, Surrey BC


Looking for work, networking opportunities, or tips on enhancing your resume, networking skills and career from industry experts? Register to attend the Surrey Education & Career Fair.

For registration or more information, click here.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

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Webinar: Leading a Culture of Safety: From Learning to Practice


Nov 7, 2018 | 2:00 pm ET
Online

Legislation requires organizations to comply with Occupational Health and Safety Acts and regulations, however organizations must go above and beyond to create a positive safety culture to ensure the safety of its workforce. In this webinar, learn about the integration of safety culture into traditional occupation health and safety, how organizations can leverage and promote safety culture to support their safety management system and more.

Register here .

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Webinar: Community Based Training for Working with Immigrants and Refugees

Nov 8, 2018 | 9:30 - 10:30 am (PST)
Online

Join the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society for a webinar discussing how trauma affects learning and how trauma can be a common barrier for students in the classroom. The webinar is intended for educators  and practitioners to learn about some practical tools to address trauma along with some importance guidelines for self-care.  

Register here.
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Indigenous Allyship Training - Week Intensive

Nov 16 - Nov 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm
4628 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver BC

Attend the week intensive Indigenous Allyship training and  learn about what it means to belong to a lineage, history of colonization and its impact and some practical skills to use when building connections with Indigenous people.

Register here.

 

 

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

 

 

 

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Operation Underpants

Looking for ways to give back to the community? Join Vancity in partnership with RainCity Housing to donate clothing & basic household items to give to those in need.

Donations can be dropped of at any Vancity branch in Tri-Cities.

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Future Cities Canada: Vancouver

Nov 4, 2018 | 7:00- 9:00 pm
Sunset Community Centre
6810 Main Street, Vancouver Multipurpose RM 104,

Here in Vancouver, Evergreen BC will be hosting the Future Cities Canada Event; an Evening for Neighbourhood Changemakers. This event will convene community organizations in Vancouver that are working at the neighbourhood level to catalyze people, ideas, and activities to build healthier, more sustainable, and resilient communities

Limited space, register here.
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Be Part of Port Coquitlam's Recreation Complex Stakeholder Group

The City of Port Coquitlam is looking for enthusiastic people to join the City`s new Recreation Complex Stakeholder Group.

The Stakeholder Group members act as champions of the project and are resources to the City and the community.

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

SETTLEMENT WORKSHOPS

 

 

 

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)
Email: salwa.mounib@issbc.org




Financial Literacy (in Tigrinya)

Nov 2, 2018 
4:30pm - 6:30pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam

To register contact Alaa Idris  778-383-1438 (ext 1904)
Email: alaa.idris@issbc.org

Citizenship Application (in Mandarin)

Nov 14, 2018  
1:30pm to 4:00pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 – 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register contact Tedros Geday  778-383-1438 (ext 1908)
Email: tedros.geday@issbc.org

MAP Friday: Self Expression through Movement

Nov 2, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam

To register contact Alaa Idris  778-383-1438 (ext 1904)
Email: alaa.idris@issbc.org

Income Tax Declaration (in Spanish)

Nov 17, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm
Coquitlam Library City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Elizabeth Valdez 778-383-1438(ext 1763)
Email: elizabeth.valdez@issbc.org

Income Tax Declaration (in Spanish)

Nov 21 & 22, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 – 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register contact Elizabeth Valdez 778-383-1438(ext 1763)
Email: elizabeth.valdez@issbc.org





Essential knowledge for PR Card Renewal (in Korean)

Nov 21, 2018
10:00am to 12:00pm
Room 136, Coquitlam Library City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Isabel Lee  778-284-7026 (ext 1566)
Email:isabel.lee@issbc.org

Homework Club

Nov 14, 28, 2018 (Wednesdays)
4:00pm - 6:00pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 – 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register contact Lucy Hardman 778-383-1438(ext1907)
Email: lucy.hardman@issbc.org

MAP Friday: Youth Job Search

Nov 30, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam

To register contact Alaa Idris  778-383-1438 (ext 1904)
Email: alaa.idris@issbc.org





Newcomer Orientation

Nov 9, 2018 | 10 am - 1 pm
2058 Henderson Place
1163, Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Farah Rostami 604.468.6000
Email: Farzaneh.rostami@success.bc.ca

Citizenship Preparation (in Farsi)

Nov 18, 2018 | 10 am - 12 pm
2058 Henderson Place
1163, Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Farah Rostami 604.468.6000
Email: Farzaneh.rostami@success.bc.ca

Financial Literacy

Nov 16, 23,30,2018 | 10 am -12pm
2058 Henderson Place
1163, Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Farah Rostami 604.468.6000
Email: Farzaneh.rostami@success.bc.ca

 

 

 

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT   COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 

 

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Multicultural Youth Circle: Free self-awareness and leadership skill program for Immigrant and Refugee Youth

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 , 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

Register for the MY Circle program, a free peer-facilitated, leadership workshop that provides support for immigrant and refugee youth ages 14-24. This 12 session leadership program trains youth to become peer facilitators while at the same time helping them deal with the challenges of integration into Canadian society.

For more information, email Jalini Paramsothi or call 778.383.1438 .


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Port Moody Winter Farmers Market

Nov 4 - April 28, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Port Moody Recreation Complex
300 Ioco Road, Port Moody, BC

Attend the Port Moody Winter Farmers Market every Sunday from Nov 4 to April 28 and celebrate everything that is made, baked, grown and raised in BC.

For more information, click here.
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Women Influencer Awards

Nov 16, 2018 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Hard Rock Casino
2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam, BC

The Women's Collaborative Hub (WCH) invited you to the 2nd Annual Women Influencer Awards recognizing the unsung heroes who make a mark in the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge.

For more information or tickets, click here.

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An Evening with Margaret Trudeau: Changing My Mind

Nov 19, 2018 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Join the Coquitlam Continuing Education and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce for an evening of inspiration with Margaret Trudeau. Guest will receive a free copy of Changing My Mind upon entry and book signing will also be available.

Net proceeds will be donated to the Kwikwetlem First Nations Health & Wellness Facility Fund.

Get your ticket here.

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

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Inclusion requires action! Creating inclusion for Newcomers to Canada

This recent blog post published by Pierre Morin, CEO of Réseau Accès Participation and formerly as a municipal recreation director,
provides insight into why young people who are newcomers to Canada have low participation rates in structured sports and physical activity. He then provides key actions that must be taken by schools and community sports and recreation organizations to develop relationships, facilitate engagement and ultimately increase participation.

To read the full blog , click here.
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Applying Behavioral Insights to Support Immigrant Integration and Social Cohesion

Published by the Migration Institute, the report examines the lessons behavioral research and interventions from other policy fields could offer integration policymakers. In doing so, it highlights common integration policy goals including efforts to strengthening community cohesion, address inequalities between immigrants and the broader population among others.

To read the full report, click here.

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Canada 2040: No Immigration Versus More Immigration

Published by the Immigration Conference Board of Canada, this report examines the economic implications of no immigration in Canada versus gradually  increasing immigration in Canada. More specifically, it examines the impact of Canada's three immigrant admission classes (economic, family, and refugee).

To read more, click here.

The Positive outcomes of 2nd Generation Immigrants aged 25-34 in most visible minority groups indicates the relative success of our Immigration programs

Based on the recent census data, this report analyzes the economic outcomes of second- generation 25-34 year old members of visible minorities as an indicator of successful integration. The report highlights the positive success of the cohort in addressing the challenges of an aging population and the remaining challenges. Read the full report here.

 

 

 

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