Tri-Cities LIP: Vital Signs Survey, Summer in the Tri-Cities: July - August News
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Vital Signs survey collection now open!

Vital Signs reports are used to measure community well-being, start conversations with local leaders, and identify trends to help communities act on priorities such as poverty, food insecurity, youth unemployment and more.

Our local community foundations have requested your support in disseminating the survey link to community members. Please click here for the survey and share with your networks.








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Canada Day 2019

Tons of events, not to mention some spectacular fireworks, are coming your way in the Tri-Cities this July as Canada celebrates its 159th year of being one great nation. 
Click on any of the buttons below for more information on what's happening around your area!




Summer in the Tri-Cities

Here are some events that provide opportunities for newcomers to bond, learn more about their communities, or simply have great fun over the summer! Click on any of the headings or images below to sign up or get more information. 





WorldFest: A Seniors' Celebration Of Cultures

July 13 (Sat)
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Spirit Square
3000 Burlington Dr, Coquitlam

Organized & hosted by the Tri-Cities Seniors Planning Network (TCSPN), WorldFest is a celebration of singing, dancing, demonstrations & food sampling from various cultures in the Tri-Cities. Join the fun & get the chance to win fabulous prizes from draws throughout the event. Free admission!




Maillardville Walking Tours
July 6, 2019 (Sat)
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Coquitlam Heritage Society
1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam 
Neighbourhood Nights
Starts July 11 (Thurs)
Multiple dates and locations

Summer Concert Series
July 14 (Sun)
7:00 - 9:00 PM
TD Community Plaza
1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam





3rd Annual Car-Free Day At Port Moody

August 18 (Sun)
12:00 - 7:00 PM
Douglas Street to Moody Street at St. John's Street 

Car-free days take place across the country and aim to inspire people to get out of their cars, interact with each other, and explore alternative modes of transportation.  Last year, more than 20,000 people attended the event and over 100 booths were presented by local businesses, artisans, and non-profit groups. 

Stories Galore & More

Jul 3- Aug 7 (Every Wed)
Pioneer Memorial Park
Port Moody

Port Moody Rotary RibFest

July 19- 21 (Fri- Sun)
11:00am - 9:00pm
Rocky Point Park
2800 Murray St
Port Moody

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Aug 24 (Sat)
9:00am - 11:00am
Noons Creek Hatchery
300 Ioco Road
Port Moody





Multicultural Feast at PoCo Farmers Market

July 25 (Thu)
3:00 - 7:00 PM
Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam

Join vendors and cultural perfomers in celebrating the diversity in Port Coquitlam

Summer in the City

From Music in the Parks to Cinema under the Stars, the City of Port Coquitlam have numerous events throughout the summer for the whole family

 PoCo Grand Prix

July 12 (Fri)
4:00 - 8:00 PM
Downtown Port Coquitlam
To volunteer, contact Elsie Decena at 778-284-7026 (ext 1560).




Youth Connexion
July 12 (Fri)
5:00 - 7:00 PM
200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam
Contact Alaa Idris at 778-383-1438 (ext 1904) 
My Circle Core
Starts July 17
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
200-504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam
Contact Jalini Paramsothi at 778-383-1438 (ext 1904)
Kaleidoscope Art Festival
August 10 (Sat)
Starts 2:00 PM
Town Centre Park
1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam









NEW! Primary Care Network (PCN) Counselling Support Services 

This rapid access programis meant to assess, stabilize, support and refer on family doctor patients with mild to moderate Mental Health or Substance Use concerns. Clients of this program will receive short-term counselling from skilled counsellors to help address their needs. Referrals come directly from Clinics and Family Doctors who are a part of the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice. Anyone attached to a doctor and living in the New Westminster and Tri-Cities area is eligible to receive this service.

For more information please contact the Intake Team at 604.936.6969 or go to the SHARE Society website. 

NEW! Integrate Tri-Cities Newcomer Youth Employment Program 

A free employment program designed to help Newcomer Youth gain skills, work experience and sustainable employment in the community.  Includes free short term certificates, training, financial assistance for diploma programs and more.  

Trans Newcomer Resource Hub

The trans online resource hub provides information and support to folks who identify as transgender, transsexual, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, two-spirited, agender, polygender, bigender, and many more gender identities and expressions that are different from  expectations based on their sex assigned at birth.

For more information, visit the MOSAIC website.









Information on career planning and training, labour market information, and links to employment service providers in BC. 

Click here for more information. 

BC JobConnect 

A customized online tool connecting job-ready newcomers to BC employers. It provides a platform for newcomer job seekers to showcase their skills, education and work experience and presents their profiles and résumés to BC employers looking for workers. 

Click here for more information. 

Home Child Care Provider & Home Support Worker Pilots Now Underway

The Home Child Care Provider and Home Support Worker pilots opened applications on June 18, replacing the expiring Caring for Children and Caring for People with High Medical Needs pilots.

Click here for more details.








Help Kids Make Art On Canada Day

For Canada Day, Place Des Arts is putting up a children's art activity tent and invites volunteers to be part of one of BC's biggest and best celebrations this year.

Click here for more information.

Join The Community Volunteer Connections' Flying Squad!

When you join the Flying Squad, we tell you about upcoming events that require volunteers. You decide what suits your schedule and interests and sign up accordingly.
Our volunteers get the opportunity to support the causes closest to their hearts while getting exposed to a wide variety of non-profit organizations allowing them to build an acquired skill set.

Register now! 

Be An Emergency Preparedness HERO

Empower yourself and others by providing public education through facilitating free two-hour Emergency Preparedness sessions to the public and provide information by manning a booth at public events. Required Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and successfully complete Criminal Record Search,
Reference Check & Orientation Session.

Register now!

Support Your Local Police 

Coquitlam Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has volunteer opportunities to help you reach your goals while supporting the police working to reduce crime and enhance public safety.

For more information, click here. 





Deadline July 8th: Housing Choices Review For Coquitlam Residents

As Coquitlam’s Housing Choices Review reaches its final stages, residents are invited to weigh in on proposed changes aimed at improving the Housing Choices Program at a Public Hearing on Monday, July 8th. These include updates to the Citywide Official Community Plan, the Zoning Bylaw and the Development Procedures Bylaw which support streamlining development that provides smaller, more affordable homes for new families and existing residents. 

Appear in person to speak at the Public Hearing on Monday, July 8th at 7pm at Coquitlam City Hall (3000 Guildford Way); or submit written comments to the City Clerk’s Office ( prior to noon on Monday, July 8th. 

For more information on speaking at the Public Hearing or on how to submit written comments, visit the City’s website or call the City Clerk’s Office at 604-927-3010. 





A Survey For The Youth And The Community

The  BC Community Survey is anonymous, and only takes around 12 minutes to complete and is available in English and simplified Chinese. People from ages 18-24 are strongly encouraged to take part in this survey. The survey closes on Monday July 8, 2019.  









Community Change Festival 

Deepen your knowledge of the 5 practices needed to move your community change agenda from idea to action to impact. Learn the latest thinking, understand your role as a changemaker, and replenish your toolkit with practical ideas and tools you can use in your own community.

Interested in a scholarship? Applications are due by July 19.

Click here to register. 








Citizenship Application (in Farsi)

July 13, 2019 (Sat)
10:00 AM - !2:00 PM
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Henderson Place
1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam 
To register, please call 604-468-6000

Free Labour Market Workshop (in English)

July 22, 2019 (Mon)
2:00 - 4:00 PM
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Henderson Place
1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam 
To register, please call 604-468-6000

Essential Knowledge For Tenants & First-Home Buyers (in Korean)

July 24, 2019 (Wed)
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Coquitlam City Centre Library (Rm 127)
To register contact Isabel lee 778-284-7026 (ext1566)
or email











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