TCLIP Connects | June 2021 - Celebrating Communities & Connections
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Promoting welcoming communities where immigrants can fully participate and are included in their community

This newsletter connects newcomers and service providers to community resources, events and initiatives that support their inclusion and participation in the Tri-Cities.
Please share with your teams and networks.








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Artist Talk with Debra Sparrow (θəliχʷəlʷət)

Listen to artist, weaver, and Knowledge Keeper Debra Sparrow speak about her vision to Blanket the City in Coast Salish art.

June 17, 2021 | 7:00- 8:30pm | via Zoom




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Nahanee Creative Speaker Series

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples History Month by amplifying Indigenous inspiration with Nahanee Creative. Events will be held throughout the month of June.

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World Refugee Day Celebrations

Join MAP (Multi-Agency Partnership) BC for a series of events to share the journeys and experiences of refugees who cam to Canada. Stories enable us to understand our world and others through a very powerful and human connection. 









Read in Colour initiative with City of Port Coquitlam

Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership is excited to collaborate with the City of Port Coquitlam and the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable on this community engagement initiative to amplify diverse voices through the sharing of books.


Active Witnessing (Bystander) Webinar

Learn tools to shift from being a passive witness to an active witness
Wednesday, June 23 at 5:30pm
ASL Interpretation available


How to Talk to Your Kids About Race & Racism

Learn how families can start talking to their kids about race & racism in a safe, inclusive and supportive way.
Sessions delivered by Zoom in English with interpretation in other languages
July 8 - August 18, 2021








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WES Gateway Program

This program provides credential evaluations to eligible refugees, displaced individuals and immigrants who don't have access to official transcripts because of adverse circumstances in their country of education.
Contact WES Gateway Program team for more information.

BC Infrastructure Benefits Virtual Information Sessions

BC Infrastructure Benefits (BCIB) is actively recruiting skilled trades people and apprentices for the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project, the Broadway Subway Project and the Highway 1 Expansion from Kamloops to the Alberta Border

Information Sessions:
June 15th at 2pm
June 24th at 2pm
June 29th at 12pm

Email to register for the information sessions

Employer Playbook: Strategies for Immigrant Inclusion in Canadian Workplaces

The #ImmigrantsWork coalition has released the Employer Playbook, an easy to implement strategies and tips designed to help employers bolster immigrant inclusion as they respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic









What's Up Doc? 

Babies first year growth & development with Dr. Christine Sorial

Fraser Northwest Division of Family Practice presents a community dialogue and education series.
Ask Dr. Sorial questions about your babies first year of growth & development

Monday, June 21st at 6:00pm





Fraser Health Vaccine Information Session in French

Learn how, when and why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine and come with your questions.

June 14, 2021
3:30 - 4:30pm


Fraser Health Vaccine Information Session in Vietnamese

Learn how, when and why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine and come with your questions.

June 21, 2021
3:30 - 4:30pm





Draft Tri-Cities Food Security Action Plan

A presentation and discussion on the draft Tri-Cities Region Food Security Action Plan
June 23, 2021
6:30- 8:00pm 








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Tri-Cities Food Stories & Diversity Project

Share your favourite recipe today! Contact or complete the form





Join the Provincial Committee on Diversity & Policing

Are you interested in joining the Provincial Committee on Diversity and Policing (PCDP)? Application deadline is on June 13th





Community Volunteer Connections Board of Directors 

Community Volunteer Connections Society (CVC) is seeking board members to join their governance Board of Directors. CVC is a registered charitable organization whose mission is to promote and foster volunteerism in the communities of Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody




For additional immigrant and settlement related resources, visit our website




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