Tri-Cities LIP: Upcoming Events & Community Information- Oct 2017
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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.

Do you know a refugee who has established him/herself in the Tri-Cities?

The Tri-Cities LIP is looking for refugee success stories as part of an awareness campaign to be published in November 2017. If you know of anyone who would like to share their story, please contact Abigail Cameron.





Hiring Fair at the Tri-Cities Job Hub

Oct 12, 2017
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Avia Employment Services
#206-2540 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam

For more information and registration, click here.


Introduction to Power Resume

Oct 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

Learn how to strengthen your resume to catch the attention of potential employers. In this workshop, a Certified Professional Resume Writer will show you how to choose the right resume style and discover ways to better position your content for more impact.  For registration, call at 604.469.4577.

My Journey to Self-Employment: Stories of Immigrants' Success & Resilience in Business

Nov 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Douglas College - David Lam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Thinking of starting your own business? Hear stories of local business owners and their journey to self- employment. Ask our panel of experts on key considerations and available resources for starting your own business. This event is organized by TC LIP.

The Employer's Roadmap: Hiring & Retaining International Trained Workers

A useful guide for employers in small and medium-sized enterprises on hiring and retaining internationally trained workers. Click here to view the guide published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada






Canadian Culture & You: Civic Responsibility

Oct 17, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Terry Fox Library, Port Coquitlam

New to the community? Learn about recycling, littering, by-laws and snow removal. Drop in.


After the Flight: Community-University Refugee & Migration Symposium

Oct 11-19, 2017
Times & Locations vary
Liu Institute for Global Issues

The 2nd Annual After the Flight: Community- University Refugee & Migration symposium provides opportunities to learn more about refugee and claimant settlement experiences, share research and knowledge on refugees and migration topics. For more information on Symposium events, please visit the Liu Institute for Global Issues website.


Nobody's Perfect Survey: Understanding Multilingual Program Demands

The Canadian Association of Family Resources Program (FRP) Canada is conducting a survey to understand the demand for Nobody's Perfect in Arabic, Inuktitut, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Punjabi. Interested in becoming involved with the program? Please fill out the survey or email FRP Canada.





Culture Days

Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017
Locations and times vary

Participate in a number of events in the Tri-Cities as we celebrate Culture Days across BC. See the Culture Days website for a listing of events near you.


Oct 1, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre
1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

During a routine space mission, Astronaut Chris Hadfield accidentally sends a group of students from the past 150 years into the future. Watch what happens when these students meet youth from the present, and try to return to the past by travelling back through Canada’s history. For tickets visit the Evergreen Cultural Centre or call 604.927.6555

Information Session on High-Dose Influenza Vaccine

Oct 12, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Coquitlam Library, City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Learn more about high-dose influenza vaccine designed specifically for people 65 years and older. The presentation will be led by a pharmacist specializing in flu vaccine. Please contact Ken Kuhn for registration and click here for more information.

Stories from the Street

Oct 12,2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Coquitlam Library - City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Join an evening of music and stories told by the people with lived experience of life on the street. Find out why people become homeless, what it can be like, what they need most, and whay ou can do to affect change.

For more information, contact the Coquitlam Public Library.


Explore the North

Oct 16, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

Discover what it is like to travel in Northern Canada with Amelia Trachsel, an educator for the award-winning 2017 Students on Ice Expedition in Canada's Arctic. To reserve your seat, please call 604.469.4577

History of Ioco with Ralph Drew

Oct 22, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00pm
Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

 Want to know more about the history of your community? Discover the rough and tumble history of Ioco with historian, Ralph Drew, during an author talk and launch of his latest book "Townsite Tales: The History of Ioco." Call 604.469.4577 to register





Canada Social Report

The Caledon Institute of Social Policy regularly scans for the release of federal and provincial/ territorial government policies and programs that impact areas of interest, including income security, disabilities, health, housing, poverty reduction, recreation, seniors and youth.

Federal and Provincial/ Territorial reports for August 2017 are now available.




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