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This newsletter connects newcomers and service providers to community resources, events and initiatives that support their inclusion and participation in the Tri-Cities.
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Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Celebrates
Women's Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. On March 8th, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce  will host the 7th annual International Women's Day celebration, with keynote speakers and networking events.





Call for Nominations:
Canadian Immigrant's
Women of Inspiration 2021

Canadian Immigrant is currently putting together its eight annual Immigrant Women of Inspiration list to feature in its April 2021 magazine issue. The 2021 spotlight is on models and everyday heroes who are making an impact on the fight against COVID-19 in their own unique ways.

If you are, or have a suggestion of, an immigrant woman in Canada who has inspired others in the community, served as a leader, or are a changemaker, please fill out the nomination form below by March 2, 2021! And yes, you can nominate yourself!

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Women's Executive Network Monday Mojo

WXN Ambassadors Chioma Ifeayni-Okoro and
Veni Iozzo will lead you through our March Monday Mojos all about Courage - the Courage to Step into Your Power, Explore the Unknown, and Lead with Purpose. In the first session on March 8th, they'll discuss the Reset - accepting the new reality and redesigning your vision and goals.

In the second session on March 15th, they'll discuss the Courage to Explore the Unknown, in particular Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship.








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How to Start A Small Business (in Korean)

S.U.C.C.E.S.S is offering workshops on starting a small business, with discussions on the licensing process, external regulatory bodies, and drafting a business plan while considering location, type of business, and financial preparation. 

Sessions will be held on March 4th and 9th.

Self-Employment Training for Youth

Youths aged 17-29 are invited to attend free self-employment training provided by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BIIS.

Business cohorts are ongoing every month. Services include coaching, mentoring, networking, & making a business pitch. Information sessions are being held throughout March. 




Coquitlam Job Fair 

Jobs Canada is holding another Job Fair in Coquitlam on March 24th from 11 am to 3pm.

Coquitlam Job Fair is a platform to connect HR Managers, recruiters & hiring companies with visitors and attendees (professional adults, newcomers, temporary/permanent foreign workers, skilled/landed immigrants and local & international students) from British Columbia.









COVID-19, Structural Racism & Migrant Health in Canada

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, questions of who has been most affected and where interventions should be targeted increasingly recognise the disproportionate and long-standing health inequities faced by racialised communities (a social construct describing groups that have racial meanings associated with them that affect their economic, political, and social lives) and migrant communities in many settings. Unpacking the role of structural racism remains crucial for understanding the effects of COVID-19 and pandemic responses among migrants in high-income countries.




International Students and COVID-19: Experiences, Policies and Options

The current pandemic has translated into a major education crisis, disrupting educational services in Canada and abroad with profound impacts on international students‘ physical and mental well-being and their career and settlement plans. While students in general have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic; its implications are more severe for international students, who were often in vulnerable situations before the pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Economic Well-Being of Recent Migrants to Canada

COVID-19 has had devastating effects on the financial well-being of many recent immigrants, temporary foreign workers, and international students in Canada. Migrants—regardless of their immigration status—are overrepresented in essential roles and industries that have been hardest hit.

To better understand the impact of the pandemic on these groups, WES conducted surveys in April, June, and August 2020 of applicants who received a WES credential evaluation for the purpose of immigrating to Canada.









Using Data for Change 

BC‘s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) will hold a webinar on March 3rd and 4th to discuss how researchers, decision makers and community groups can use race-based and other demographic data respectfully to address systemic racism and other inequalities in our province.





Statistics Canada Health Data Webinars 

Statistics Canada will hold webinars on health data on March 3rd (in English) and March 4th (in French).

These webinars will provide you with an overview of Statistics Canada's main health surveys and briefly demonstrate how to access health data on the Statistics Canada website. The webinar will focus on: The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS); the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), Vital Statistics, and the Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD). It will discuss each survey's methodology and will also highlight data products from each of these three popular surveys. 








Share Your Story about Looking for Housing in Port Moody 

Tell the City of Port Moody your story about looking for housing  – they want to know about a time when you had difficulty finding housing that met your needs and fit your budget.

The provincial government requires municipalities and regional districts to complete housing needs reports by April 2022 and every five years thereafter. These reports will help local governments and the B.C. government better understand and respond to housing needs in communities throughout B.C.

What's Your Favorite Spot in Southwest Coquitlam? 

If there are special places to you in Southwest Coquitlam, the City wants to hear about it! These are places that hold meaning to you. They could be places that bring you joy, like a particular view or a playing field, or simply a place that meets your basic needs, like a local grocer or shopping plaza.

Click on the "+" icon to add a pin to the map. Choose what type of pin you would like to add, and drag it onto the map. You can add your story and images to your pin if you like. 








TRAC Tenant Rights
(in Mandarin) 

Date:    March 11, 2021
Time:    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  
Venue:  Zoom Webinar
To register, contact Theresa Yu at 778-372-6502
or email:

Tenant & Landlord Rights
(in Farsi) 

Date: March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Online
To register, contact Farzaneh Rostami at 









Library Champions for Coquitlam & Port Moody Public Libraries

The Library Champions Project is looking for newcomers who are:

- A permanent resident, but not yet a Canadian citizen
- 19 years of age or older
- Enthusiastic about libraries
- Interested in volunteering to share information about library and settlement resources with other newcomers

If you are interested in becoming a Library Champion, you must register for and attend a virtual information session. An information session will be held on March 11th.








Community Capital Projects Matching Grant Program

The Community Capital Projects Matching Grant Program encourages projects expected to result in direct benefits to the community. Non-profit Port Coquitlam organizations, including sport, arts, environmental, parent/teacher and community-service groups are eligible to apply for matching funds between $1,000 and $10,000 for a future capital project in Port Coquitlam. Application deadline is on March 31st. 









How to Build Trust & Connection Online 

Do you feel disconnected from your clients & team when communicating online? Is it taking longer to build a connection and establish trust with the people you interact with? You aren‘t alone. Learn how a few simple changes in your online communication habits will promote incredible results from your team, students and clients.

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For additional immigrant and settlement related resources, visit our website




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