Tri-Cities LIP: October 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.
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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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Be Your Own Boss

Oct 2, 2018 | 9:30 - 10:30 am
Avia Employment Services
#206 – 2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port  Coquitlam

From unemployment to self-employment! If you have a business idea and have had an active disability or Employment Insurance claim in the last 5 years the Self-Employment program can assist you in starting your own business!

Join this intimate information session to see if we can help you with your business!

To register, click here .

2018 Business Showcase

Oct, 16 2018 | 3:00 - 8:00pm
Molson Canadian Theatre @ the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

In honour of National Small Business Week, the Chamber invites you to  its 2018 Business Showcase. Join in and connect with hundred of attendees and exhibitors, discover new businesses and new services within the Tri-Cities, sample a wide variety of food and beverage from local vendors and much more.  

FREE Admission. For more info, click here.

Hiring Fair

Oct 17, 2018 | 1:00am - 3:00pm
Poco INN and Suites | Conference Centre
1545- Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam BC

Looking for work? Immediate Hiring?
Attending the Jobs Canada Fair in Coquitlam and meeting recruiters.

To register , click here.

2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair

Oct 24,2018 | 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Surrey City Hall | 13450 104 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

Join the 3rd annual Immigrant Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair for an  opportunity to network and hear from business professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners as they share their business journeys.  

For more information or registration, click here.


Jobs Canada Fair

Oct 31, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fairmont Vancouver
900 West Georgia St. Vancouver. BC. V6C 2W6

Meet face to face with recruiters, HR Managers and Hiring Companies from the Vancouver Area and across Ontario. Register online today to attend and submit your resume so employers can contact you before the Job Fair.

For online registration, click here.









Webinar: Preparing Newcomers for the Jobs of Today and the Labour Markets of Tomorrow

Oct 3, 2018
9:00 am ET

Join the Migration Policy Institute for a discussion of key questions: How can governments equip newcomers—and indeed citizens—with the skills to thrive in the job markets of the future? How can governments prepare public services and contribution-based benefit schemes for a changing world of work? And for those unable to find work, what are the alternative ways that newcomers can meaningfully and measurably contribute to society?

Register here.

Webinar: The Winnipeg Boldness Project: Community Wisdom & Systems Change

Oct 11, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern

This webinar will focus on the experience of The Winnipeg Boldness Project, a research and development project working alongside the North End community to create improved outcomes for children in the Point Douglas neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnipeg Boldness project director, Diane Roussin, will discuss the Child-Centred Model—a theory of change informed by community wisdom—and how the project is employing multi-sectoral collaborative efforts to contribute to systems change and reconciliation.

Register here .

Webinar: Global Perspectives on Community Change

Oct 23, 2018
Full recording of the webinar will be sent upon registration

In this webinar, Megan, Liz, and Sylvia will reflect on 25 years of collective wisdom in community change from Canada to New Zealand. Based on their experiences, you'll hear about some of the most important shifts in the community change landscape and what that means for your own initiatives. Most importantly, Megan, Liz, and Sylvia will provide insight into challenges, themes, and principles that they believe will affect the next decade of community change work.

This webinar is a great opportunity to hear from important voices in the community change landscape, and to benefit from different perspectives on the past, present, and future of community change work.

Register here .









Coquitlam RCMP Volunteer Info Session

Oct 4, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Council Chambers
City of Coquitlam, 3000 Guildford Way

Help make your community safer. Become a Coquitlam RCMP volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include:

• Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam Community Police Front Counter
• Bike and Foot Patrol
• Citizens Crime Watch
• Cell Watch
• Speed Watch
• Special Events

To register, click here.

All Candidates Meetings

With the municipal elections taking place on October 20th, find out more about the vision and plans of candidates in the Tri-Cities. For a full list of meetings, please click here (courtesy of Tri-City News)

Tri-Cities Volunteer Fest

Oct 14, 2018 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Coquitlam Centre
2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam, BC V3B 5R5

Find your Volunteer Match at the annual Tr-Cities Volunteer Fest. Local non-profits are looking for you to help them succeed and make your community a better place! Learn where to volunteer. Find an opportunity that fits with your schedule. Connect with an organization where you can explore your passions.

Register here.


BC Referendum Information Session

Oct 25,2018 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Coquitlam Public Library
City Centre Branch, Room 136 | 1169 Pinetree Way

Be informed before you mail in your vote! This session will explain proportional representation voting systems, and consider the pros and cons of changing how we vote in BC. Drop-in registration.








English Conversation Circle - All Levels

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 
12:00 - 2:00 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register, contact Lucy Hardman
778-383-1438 (ext 1907)

Money Skills - Finances for Newcomers (in English & Spanish)

Oct 10, 12, 2018 
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register, contact Elizabeth Valdez  778-383-1438 (ext 1763)

Multicultural Youth (MY) Circle : Core Training 

Oct 20, 27 
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register, contact Jalini Paramsothi 778.383.1438
(ext 1904)

Homework Club

Oct 3, 17, 31 , 2018 
4:00 - 6:00pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave,
Coquitlam BC

To register, contact Lucy Hardman  778.383.1438
(ext 1907)

MAP Friday

Oct 5, 19 , 2018
4:30 - 6:30pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200-504 Cottonwood Ave,
Coquitlam BC

To register contact Alaa Idris or Anna Nakahori 778-383-1438 (ext 1904)

Newcomers Orientation

Oct 12, 19, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
1163 Henderson Place
Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

To register contact Farah Rostami 604.468.6000

Workshop about Safety at Work (in Farsi)

Oct 20, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Tri-Cities 2058 Henderson Place | 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

The workshop will include:
- Workplace rights and responsibilities
- Recognizing and reporting workplace hazards

To register contact Farah Rostami 604.468.6000









Port Coquitlam Farmers Market

Oct 11, 2018  3:00 - 6:00 pm
Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, Leigh Square,
Port Coquitlam, BC

Join the last day of the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market and support local artists and artisans and enjoy farm fresh produce and local eating.

For more information, click here.


What to expect when you are planning a MOVE INTO Residential Care

Oct 15, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC

Join the Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice in partnership with the Fraser Health Authority to learn more about the process of moving into residential care.

For more information,









Immigration for BC'S Future: A call for action to strengthen Newcomer Integration

AMMSA has released the latest report on ways the province of BC can enhance their engagement and plan for the future of Immigration. The report is based on extensive consultations in which participants with expertise in settlement, integration and employment shared their ideas to formulate a multi-year strategy on how immigration will be managed over the next three to five years.  

To read the full report , click here.

Reimagining Skilled Migration Partnerships to Support Development

Published by the Migration Institute, the policy brief examines new model of skill partnership, as compared to more traditional ones. The brief outlines designing partnerships to promote skilled migration, how partnerships ensure development benefits  and the lessons for future partnerships.

To read the full report, click here.


Strengthening Canada's Immigration System

The latest report, published by the Immigration Conference Board of Canada, summarizes the discussion points of the Canadian Immigration Summit 2018, which considered the themes of strengthening Canada’s economy and strengthening its immigrant settlement programs

To read more, click here.




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