What's New at North Shore Multicultural Society
NEW: National Volunteer Appreciation Week!
This week, April 23-29, North Shore Multicultural Society celebrates its many volunteers. Learn more about volunteering with us!
NEW: Annual Report 2015-2016
Our new Annual Report for 2015-2016 is now available. Click here to read more about highlights of the year and our client success stories.
NEW: Volunteer Opportunity!
We have a great volunteering opportunity for a Senior Sparks Leader! ‘Senior Peer Leaders’ will form the Seniors’ Advisory Committee of the Senior Sparks program. The Advisory Committee will work with an NSMS Settlement Worker to organize and run Senior Sparks. The objective of this program is to support immigrant seniors’ social participation, inclusion and contribution to their communities. Read more about this opportunity here.
Community Connections Volunteer Newsletter
Learn more about our Community Connections program! Click here for a copy of the Community Connections Volunteer Newsletter, Spring 2017.
NEW PROGRAM: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
The North Shore Multicultural Society has launched a new program – Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants. This program helps newcomers build on their pre-arrival skills and qualifications to prepare to enter their occupational field. Jointly funded by the province of B.C. and the government of Canada, the program is designed specifically for professionals who are highly educated and trained in their fields Please visit the webpage for more information by clicking here.
NEW SERVICES: CELPIP Testing Centre
The North Shore Multicultural Society is pleased to announce it is now a CELPIP Testing Centre. Please note that NSMS does not handle inquiries or registration applications for the CELPIP tests. You may visit the CELPIP Website for registration, test dates, sample tests and more information.
FUNDRAISING DRIVE: A New Client Computer Lab
North Shore Multicultural Society is currently raising funds to create a new client computer lab. Computers are one of the most important tools used by our English language classes and employment programs. Help us create this valuable resource that newcomers to the North Shore can use.
To make a donation, contact our Operations Manager Stacie Letham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-988-2931.
Donations may also be made online through Canada Helps.
ARTICLE: North Shore News, Connect with Charitable Organizations
The North Shore Multicultural Society was recently featured in the November 20 issue of Connect with Charitable Organizations!
Read a copy online here, page A29.
VIDEO: New Word, New World
LINC instructor Natalie Anderson asked her Level 7 evening class at the North Shore English Language Centre to use their artistic talents to express the connection between language and the ability to function effectively in a new culture. The result was a poetic expression of how New Words can open up New Worlds, and the feelings of empowerment and inclusion that accompany this learning process.
Go here to view it on YouTube.
IMPORTANT MEMO: Immigration and Canada Revenue Fraud (April 2016)
In recent months, there have been an increased number of telephone scams requesting payment for fees, fines or outstanding taxes. The callers claim to be calling from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
The following information has been prepared to help prevent being deceived by these calls.
Read English version of memo here
Read Chinese translation of memo here
Read Farsi translation of memo here
CONNECT WITH US: NSMS on Facebook and LinkedIn
NSMS is on social media to keep you updated with our upcoming workshops, events and news in and around our community. Like us and stay connected!
NSMS Facebook: www.facebook.com/NSMSbc
NSMS Youth Programs: www.facebook.com/YouthNSMS
DID YOU KNOW?
…we have Newcomer Information Sessions for Chinese and Farsi Speaking New Immigrants on the North Shore. This no-cost orientation session will help you and your family to understand and connect to the services available on the North Shore, as well as in Canada.
Newcomer Information Sessions in Chinese: at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 12:30-2:30 pm, on the first Thursday of every month.
Newcomer Information Sessions in Farsi: at NSMS, 1-3:30 pm, on Fridays.
SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS
Many North Shore residents want to know how they can help Syrian refugees.
North Shore Multicultural Society is a member of AMSSA an umbrella organization for Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Organizations in BC. Member agencies have the knowledge and capacity to assist in the Settlement of Immigrants and Refugees in Canada. ISS of BC has prepared the attached information sheet
- how you can help refugees,
- how to support local refugee work and
- how to connect with organizations that sponsor refugees