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.
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? Be inspired by immigrant business owners as they share their triumphs and challenges in starting their own local business. Learn about and connect with available resources with our Speakers' Panel.

This event is free, but registration is required. 
For registration click here.





WorkBC Hiring Fair

Nov 3, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

WorkBC Northeast, Unit 3120 2555 Commercial Drive

MOSAIC - WorkBC is hosting a hiring fair with leading companies. Meet new employers and develop your networking skills.

For more information or registration, click here.

Hiring Event with PERI

Nov 1, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre
28 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Interested in working in formwork, scaffolding and related engineering fields? Join PERI's hiring fair for a number of position in sales, operations and engineering.

For more information, contact Farhad Farhangfar at (604) 408-7274

Webinar on Immigration Programs for Tech Companies in BC

Nov 8,2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join The BCTECH Association for an overview and a panel discussion on the immigration options available to BC tech companies.

For more information and registration, click

Winning Interviews Workshop

Nov 7, 2017
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Maple Ridge Library
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge BC

Join the free workshop to develop your interview skills and preparation  for a successful interview.

For registration, contact or call (778) 372-6567.





Coquitlam/Port Coquitlam Constituency Youth Council Applications are Open

Are you between the ages of 14-24 and a resident of Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam? Would you like to discuss issues that matter to you and your community?

Apply to become part of the Constituency Youth Council.
Deadline Oct 30, 2017. For more information click here.
yd2 summit: Creating leadership, communication, collaboration & cooperation

Nov 4, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford way

Join the City of Coquitlam for a one day conference designed to bring together creative and cultural leaders from Coquitlam and across the lower mainland to explore how to build leadership in fostering collaboration, communication and cooperation in arts, culture and heritage in Coquitlam. Register now to attend!

Parent Speaker Series - Resilience Screening and Panel Discussion

Nov 8, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Evergreen Cultural Centre

Nov 29, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Terry Fox Theatre (Port Coquitlam)

Join the Tri-Cities Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use Collaborative for a free movie screening of Resilience (2016) and a Panel Discussion on adverse childhood experiences.

For registration and more information, please click here.

Global Engagement Days

Nov 6 - Nov 10, 2017
Douglas College, New West and Coquitlam Campuses

Celebrate culture, food, music and more at the Global engagement day. Douglass college will hold workshops and panel discussions with subject-matter experts about everything from immigration, to human rights, to inter-culturalization, host film screenings and more.

For more information, click here.

Help build B.C.'s new Human Rights Commission

The Province of BC is re-establishing the BC Human Rights Commission and needs your thoughts and feedback to help guide decisions, role, functions and priorities of the new commission.

Have your say before Nov 17,2017 by clicking here.

Settlement Workshops




Citizenship Test Prep Series

Nov 2, 9,16,23,30, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Coquitlam Library
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

For registration contact or (778) 284-7026

Personal & Home Safety (in Mandarin)

Nov 5, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coquitlam Library
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

For registration, contact or
(778) 284-7026

Sex Education in Schools in BC (in Russian)

Nov 7,2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vanier Centre
110-1600 Albert Avenue, Coquitlam

For registration contact or (778) 284-7026

Basic First Aid Preparedness (in Farsi)

Nov 8, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Coquitlam Library
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

For registration contact
or (778) 284-7026

Newcomers Orientation (in Farsi)

Nov 10 - Nov 17, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tri- City Service Centre (Henderson Place),
2058-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

For registration contact

How to obtain a BC Driving License

Nov 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

435 B North Road, Coquitlam

For registration contact
or (604) 936-5900

Benefits and Services for Seniors in Canada

Nov 16, 2017
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

200-504 Cottonwood Ave
Coquitlam, BC

For registration contact

Benefits for Low Income families and Seniors (in Mandarin)

Nov 22, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Coquitlam Library City Centre, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

For registration contact

Essential Tips for Successful Career Change (in Korean)

Nov 23, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Coquitlam Library City Centre 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

For registration contact

Financial Literacy (in Farsi)

Nov 16, 2017
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Tri- City Service Centre (Henderson Place),
2058-1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

Session 1: RRSP, RESP, Tax Free Savings Account

Session II: Banking & Saving
Session III: Credit Cards

For registration contact

English Language Circle

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24
For CLB Level 1, 2, & 3
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

For CLB Level 4,5 & 6
10:00 am -12:00 pm

ISSofBC Lincoln
#136 - 3030 Lincoln Ave,
Coquitlam, BC

For registration contact or (778)284-7026





Health, Safety and the Built Environment

Oct 30, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Inlet Theatre
Newport Drive, Port Moody

Learn from a number of experts on how our build environment can affect our mobility, health and safety and what we can do to improve it.

For more information about speakers or registration, please call 604.469.4577


Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Info Session

Nov 29,2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Hyde Creek Recreation Centre

Join the small group workshop to design your own personalize wellness plan to help you create positive change in the way you feel and in your enjoyment of life.

For more information about the WRAP program or registration for the information session, please contact Andre Van Rooi at 604.474.6060 or visit their website.

November Tech Club: Intro to 3D Design and Printing

Nov 3, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Join the November Tech Club and learn how to customize a 3D printed object using browser-based 3D design software.

For registration, please click here.

Tech Café for Adults/Seniors

Nov 4, 2017
11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Port Moody Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody

Need help figuring out your phone, tablet, or computer? Drop by Tech Café to ask teen helpers. Tech Café is perfect for beginner and intermediate users who want some help getting started with managing photos, using social media, Microsoft suite and text/emailing.

For more information, call (604) 469-4577.

Stories, Crafts, Music and Song for the Developmentally Challenged

Nov 9, 2017 
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room

Join us for some fun, social interaction and light snacks.
For more information, visit the Coquitlam library website.





Migration Matters Info Sheets

The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) compiles monthly info sheets that summarize statistics, expert analysis, and research materials on a wide range of settlement and integration topics.

The latest edition on Intersectionality and Settlement is now available. Please click here to access.

Chronic Low Income Among Immigrants in Canada and its Communities

Rates of low income amongst immigrants continue to be high relative to the Canadian-born population.

Read more on stats Canada.

450,000 Immigrants Annually? Integration is Imperative to Growth

"If Canada were to welcome 450,000 newcomers per year, real GDP would grow by an average of 2.05 per cent annually, with immigration contributing nearly one-third of economic growth."

Find out more by reading the latest report prepared by the Conference Board of Canada.




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