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Workshops 

NSMS offers a number of workshops and programs to help newcomers learn about, and participate in, Canadian life.

These include workshops and programs for settlement, community connections, North Vancouver school information, youth, employment, English language and diversity in community.

Workshops and programs are held at our offices at 123 East 15th Street North Vancouver, and at various locations in the community. It is important to confirm location of the workshops.

For a copy of the current Program Summary, click here

Date

Wednesday, May 2

Time

10:30am – 12:30pm

Location

Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

This Club Cafe will take place at Capilano University where you will learn about their programs, how to apply, financial aid options and more.

For more information and to register:

Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0453

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604.973.0457

Flyer:

Club Cafe – Cap U tour May 2

Date

Wednesdays May 2 – May 30

5 sessions

Time

9:30am – 11:30pm

Location

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre

851 West Queens Road, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this weekly conversation circle, come and practice your English in a casual environment with an instructor and volunteers from our community.

For more information and to register:

Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0453

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604.973.0457

Flyer:

Conversation Club – May 2018

Date

Thursday, May 24

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

West Vancouver Memorial Library

1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this tour you will learn about the programs and services available at the library, how to get a library card and more!

For more information and to register:

Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0453

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604.973.0457

Flyer:

West Vancouver Memorial Library Tour – May 24 2018

Date

Every other Friday

Time

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

North Shore Multicultural Society is pleased to invite you to our Newcomer Information Session. This no-cost orientation session will help you and your family understand and connect to the services available on the North Shore, as well as in Canada.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions_Farsi_Generic 2017

Date

Fridays, April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 11

Time

3:00 – 5:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

In this program, you will learn about controlling diabetes and heart disease, yoga and other exercises, nutrition and more.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Seniors Bridging Spring 2018

Date

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

April 17  – June 3

Time

1:00 – 3:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

The focus of this special program is to provide English speaking and listening skills to immigrant seniors aged 65+. You will also learn about topics of interest to seniors, such as social participation, inclusion, and contribution.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Seniors Learning_Eng Spring 2018

Seniors Learning_Farsi Spring 2018

Seniors Learning_Mand Spring 2018

Seniors Learning_Korean Spring 2018

Date

Thursday, May 3

Time

12:30 – 2:30pm

Location

West Vancouver Memorial Library, MacDonald Creek Meeting Room

1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This no-cost orientation session will help you and your family understand and connect to the services available on the North Shore as well as in Canada.

For more information and to register:

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604-973-0464

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions at WestVan (Eng_Mand) May 2018

Date

Fridays,

May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 1, 8, 15, 22

Time

9:30-11:30am

Location

John Braithwaite Community Centre

145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver

Language

Farsi & Mandarin

Description:

Come and learn together with your young children (under the age of 5) about community resources that can support families and children through parent workshops and parent/child activities (songs, games and free play).

For more information and to register:

Sara Tabatabaee, sarat@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Lets Learn_Eng May 2018

Lets Learn_Farsi May 2018

Lets Learn_Mandarin May 2018

Date

Tuesday, May 22

Time

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn how to fill out PR forms and collect the required documents, understand the eligibility requirements and more.

For more information and to register:

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604-973-0464

Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604-973-0468

Monica Mao, monicam@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

PR renewal_Mand_Eng_May 2018

Date

Tuesday, May 22

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about Regular Premium Assistance, Fari Pharmacare, BC Healthy Kids program and more!

For more information and to register:

Shady Ashtari, shadya@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

MSP flyer_EngFarsi May 22 2018

Date

Thursday, May 24

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about GST/HST, the child care subsidy, rental assistance and more! There will also be a question and answer time.

For more information and to register:

Shady Ashtari, shadya@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Family Benefits Workshop_EngFarsi May 24 2018

Date

Tuesday, May 1

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Vancouver School District Office

2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Language

Farsi

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about Elementary language and math support, grade 7/8 transition, review and completion courses and more.

For more information and to register:

Khatereh Masoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778-319-2931

Maryam Nani, maryamn@nsms.ca or 778-322-2931

Flyer:

SD44 Summer Learning_Farsi May 2018

Start Date

Ongoing intake

Time

Morning, afternoon and evening classes

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

For more information, please contact the Language Centre:

language@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Upper Beginner

Description:

This will help students with everyday English they need to Live in Vancouver – in shops, doctors’ offices, schools and daily activities.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced Beginner

Description:

This class will help students develop the speaking and listening skills they need to make connections and get around more easily in their communities.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Lower Intermediate

Description:

This class will give students more confidence in talking about topics that are useful to newcomers. It will help them to Take Part more fully in the community and enjoy everything that Vancouver has to offer.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Intermediate

Description:

Practice your conversation skills as you learn English by reading and discussing newspaper articles.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April, and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced

Description

Correct and perfect your English through role plays, dialogues, and discussions.

*This class will not be offered in Spring 2018. It will be available in Fall 2018*

For more information, please contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April, and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced

Description

This class will help students improve their written communication by focusing on grammatical structures and vocabulary.

For more information, please contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Start Date

January, April, and September

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Advanced

Description

Practice and prepare for your Canadian Citizenship Test with practice tests and interviews.

For more information, please contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Start Date

Monday – Friday

Time

9:00 am – 4:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

We provide immigrant-specific employment services, including current BC labour market information and useful job search tools and tips.

For more information and to register:

Employment Resources Advisor

Anita Parti, anitap@nsms.ca

Start Date

Ongoing

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Gain knowledge, valuable connections and the confidence to begin your professional career in Canada.

Benefit from:

  • 1:1 Mentorship
  • Info-sessions with regulators, employers & recruiters
  • Networking events

For more information and to register:

Lori Akiyama, loria@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931 ext. 241

Flyer:

Career Paths 2018

Dates

To be announced

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections Employment Program is a 4-week full-time skills training program that serves immigrants and refugee youth and young adults (ages 18-30) and provides them with job search skills, employment connections, and retail-specific training.

For more information and to register:

Amir Hariri, amirh@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

 

Date

Thursday, April 26

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

This workshop you will learn about public speaking, using your network to advance your career, networking techniques, how to market yourself and more!

For more information and to register:

Homa Soltani, homas@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 261

Flyer:

Networking for Success_English_ April 2018

Networking for Success_Farsi_April 2018

Dates

May 7 – May 18

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections Employment Program is a 2-week full-time skills training program that serves immigrant and refugee youth and young adults (ages 18-30) and provides them with job search skills, employment connections, and retail-specific training.

For more information and to register:

Amir Hariri, amirh@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections May 2018

Dates

To be announced

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections Employment Program is a 4-week full-time skills training program that serves immigrants and refugee youth and young adults (ages 18-30) and provides them with job search skills, employment connections and retail-specific training.

For more information and to register:

Amir Hariri, amirh@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Dates

May 7 – May 18

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections Employment Program is a 2-week full-time skills training program that serves immigrant and refugee youth and young adults (ages 18-30) and provides them with job search skills, employment connections, and retail-specific training.

For more information and to register:

Amir Hariri, amirh@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections May 2018

Start Date

Ongoing

Time

Varies

Location

Elementary and Secondary Schools & Community Organizations in the Greater Vancouver Area.

Language

English

Description:

Neonology is an award-winning workshop that focuses on demonstrating the power we have to stop discrimination and racism in community.

Diversity workshops are tailored for groups of students (grade 6/7 and grade 9/10), youth workers and adults.

For more information and to register:

Neonology Program Coordinator, neonology@nsms.ca

For more information, please visit www.neonology.ca.

Date/Time

Summer 2017 session has concluded and will next be offered in Summer 2018.

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

The Neonology Leadership camp teaches youth about anti-racism, anti-oppression, power and privilege. It trains youth to become leaders in their community and role models for positive social change, creating more welcoming and inclusive communities for everyone. The youth will volunteer in community initiatives and put their leadership skills in action.

Application period has closed.

For more information and to register:

Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

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