Tri-Cities LIP: April 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.









Spring Hiring Fair (Coquitlam)

April 4, 2018
12:00 - 4:00pm
Coquitlam Public Library
1169 Pinetree Way

Join Avia Employment Services and the Coquitlam Public Library for the Spring Hiring Fair! Meet with local employers looking to hire.

Register here.

Port Coquitlam Job Fair at the Home Depot

April 5, 2018
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Port Coquitlam Home Depot Store
1069 Nicola Avenue, Port Coquitlam

Home Depot in Port Coquitlam is hosting a hiring fair for a number of available positions including sales associates (various departments), lot associates and cashiers.

All candidates will have an opportunity to speak with a manager and ask questions. Come prepared.

For more information, click here.

MOSAIC Career & Job Fair

April 10, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver
3250 Commercial Drive

Join over 80 companies looking to fill up to 1500 positions. Bring your resumes and be prepared for interviews.

Registration is not required. For more information, click here.








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The Douglas College Training Group is a leader in the delivery and design of customized labour market transition training and programs for government, business and other community groups. 
Newcomers often have the appropriate credentials, training and skills from outside Canada to excel in their respective fields. However, they often lack guidance and resources to  launch their career in Canada.
The Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants is designed to ease the transition by supporting newcomers living in the Tri-Cities who are internationally trained professionals.

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants provides one-on-one coaching  and resources needed to support newcomers in gaining employment in their field of training. More specifically, the participants receive:

          - Coaching on licensing and regulatory requirements for their profession
          - A designated Career Coach for assistance and job search support
          - Funding towards a professional designation, English upgrading or short-term training

The program has several intakes. For more information, visit the Douglas College Training Group website.









Webinar: Inclusion of Migrants with Irregular Status: a Role for Cities

April 12, 2018
7:00 am PDT

Why should cities reach out to migrants with irregular status? Join experts from Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity, COMPAS, University of Oxford and others to explain why and share some of the creative ways that local authorities have found to provide services, protect the vulnerable and build more inclusive cities for everyone.

For more information or registration,  click here.


Webinar: Responding to Early Childhood Education and Care Needs of Children of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe and North America

April 12, 2018
8:00 AM PDT

Migration Policy Institute is hosting a webinar to discuss the findings of a new report examining the challenges and success of major host countries in North America and Europe are experiencing in providing high-quality ECEC services. The authors , during the webinar, will discuss the report's findings and highlight practical policies identified in field research.

To register, click here.

How to Prevent Burnout

April 24, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Paetzhold Lecture Theatre
Jim Pattison Pavillion
Vancouver General Hospital

BrainTalks UBC is hosting a panel discussion for professionals covering topics from burnouts and burnout prevention to  new scientific discoveries that can be used to recharge and re -connect.

For more information or registration, click here.

Women Influencer "My Story my Power"

April 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Port Moody Inlet Theatre
100 Newport Dr, Port Moody

Join the Women's Collaborative Hub for an evening of storytelling and inspiration. The event will bring women influencers from the Tri-Cities, Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge communities to share stories that inspire, engage, activate and empower.

For more information or registration, click here.

Self-Help Matching Grant Program: Working Together to make POCO Better

The Self-Help Matching Grant Program encourages projects expected to result in direct benefits to the community.

Individuals and organizations may request funding for projects which involve new construction, renovation or expansion of community facilities or spaces such as sports fields, parks, environmental habitat, community
For application and more information, click here.

Application deadline: April 30









Feedback on Building a Poverty Reduction Strategy

The BC gov is building a poverty reduction strategy and needs your feedback to understand what poverty looks like in communities across B.C., and how we can best take action to improve people's lives.

Submit your feedback online by March 31, 2018
For more information, click here.

A Multicultural Library Lens - Open House

April 3, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
City Centre Branch, Coquitlam Public Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

The Coquitlam Public Library is planning for the library of tomorrow and needs to hear from residents from across the globe and representing a wide range of cultures. They want to understand what libraries look like in your culture - and how we can learn from and expand upon your library interactions.

For more information, click here.

City of Coquitlam Town Hall meeting

April 12, 2018
7:00 - 10:00 pm
Council Chambers
Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way

Business owners and residents are invited to attend an informal town hall meeting next month hosted by the city of Coquitlam.The annual event will take place in council chambers to give people an opportunity to voice their opinions and suggest ideas to council and senior staff.

Participate in Person or Online.

For more information, click here.

BC Physical Activity Inclusion Survey and Consultation

The BC Alliance for Healthy Living Society (BCAHL) is looking for your assistance with a needs assessment survey that will help improve equity, inclusion and accessibility policies for physical activity in British Columbia.

This survey seeks to identify existing and emerging equity/ inclusion/ accessibility policies or documents that guide work in organizations and ask stakeholders about what supports they need to develop or implement them.

The survey can be accessed here and will be open until April 13, 2018.


Coquitlam Seeking Artist to Lead Community Project

Got a passion to make great art? The City of Coquitlam is looking for a visual artist to lead a community art activity in summer 2018 leading up to and at the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

Application deadline: April 16
Interested in applying? Click here.


Library Champions Information Sessions

Do you know a newcomer looking for a great volunteer opportunity? Two information sessions will be held in the Tri-Cities

April 19, 2018
10:00 - 11:30am
Port Moody Public Library

Click here to register for this session.

April 26, 2018
10:00 - 11:30am
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre

Click here to register for this session.








Newcomers Orientation

April 6: 10:00 - 12:00pm
April 13: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

S.U.C.C.E.S.S Tri-Cities
1163 Pinetree way unit 2058
Coquitlam, Room 13 and 14

To register, email or call 604.468.6000

Work Safe BC

April 14: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
S.U.C.C.E.S.S Tri-Cities
1163 Pinetree way unit 2058
Coquitlam, Room 13 and 14

To register, email or call 604.468.6000

Essential Knowledge for PR Card Renewal (in Korean)

April 18: 10:00 - 12:00pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way

To register, email or call 778.284.7026 (ext 1566)

PR Card Renewal (in Mandarin)

April 25,2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coquitlam City Centre Library
1169 Pinetree Way, Room 127

To register, contact or call 778.284.7026 (ext 1584)

Funeral Services in BC (in Arabic)

April 26, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
ISSofBC Cottonwood
#200 - 504 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam

To register, contact or call 778.383.1438 (ext 1910)









Seminar on Making a Personal Budget

April 10, 2018
7:00  - 8:30 pm
Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Dr, Port Moody
Park Lane Room

Join the Port Moody Public Library for a seminar and learn how to develop practical budget and how to use budget to control expenditure.

For more information, visit the Port Moody Public Library website.

Ukelele Beginners' Workshop Series

Cutie Circle is hosting their ukulele beginners' workshop series for anyone who is interested in learning to play the ukulele.
April 14 - June 9
1:30- 3:30 pm
Gathering Place, Leigh Square
Port Coquitlam

For more information on registration, visit Cutie Circle


Say "Hello" PoMo 2018

Share your "Hello" in PoMo from April 16- 30 and participate in this  campaign to connect Port Moody residents to one another.
Kick off the campaign with:
Growth & Sustainable Community Talk
April 16, 2018
Inlet Theatre
100 Newport Dr, Port Moody

Follow Port Moody Foundation for more details.

Port Moody Dragon Boat Festival

April 22, 2018
Rocky Point Park, Port Moody

The inaugural Inlet Spring Regatta will take place at Rocky Point Park, in Port Moody, B.C., attracting dragon boaters from around the region. The event is being hosted by the Dogwood Nothin‘ Dragon Masters, a 50 plus team based in Coquitlam that trains at Rocky Point.

For more information, click here .









Canadian Public Opinion about Immigration and Minority Groups

Published by Environics Institute for Survey Research and Canadian Race Relations Foundations, the study highlight Canada's public perception about immigration and minority groups.

The results of the survey show that Canadians as a whole continue to be more positive about the current levels of immigrants and refugees and believe that immigration has a positive impact on the Canadian economy.

To read the full report, click here.

Migration Data Matters 

Published by the Migration Policy Institute and Population Reference Bureau, this useful online guide links users directly to the most credible, high-quality data on immigrants and immigration in US and internationally. The easy-to-use publication includes more than 220 data resources compiled by governmental and nongovernmental sources.

To download full guide, click here.


Pooling Funds, Pooling Resources: A case study of the European Programme for Integration and Migration

This case study series illustrates European philanthropies at their best: joining forces to grow their impact and deliver unique results.
By reading about the design, approach, advantages and challenges of each collaborative,  foundations will discover how they too can benefit from working more closely together
To read more, click here.




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