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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

Wednesdays, July 18 – August 22

Time

9:30-11:30 am

Location

North Vancouver City Library, 3rd Floor

120 West 14th Street, 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 – July 2018

Date

Friday, July 20

Time

12:30pm-2:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this Club Cafe event, you will learn some tips on camp cooking, operating a camp stove, how to safely view wild animals and meet new people and practice your English.

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 – Camping 101 – July 20 2018

Date

Thursday, July 26

Time

12:30pm-2:30pm

Location

West Vancouver Police Department

755 16th Street, West Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this tour, you will learn about police services, crime prevention, and meet new people and practice English.

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 Police – July 26 2018

Date

Thursday, August 2

Time

10:30am – 12:30pm

Location

West Vancouver Fire Station No. 1

760 16th Street, West Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this tour, you will learn about fire department services, fire prevention, what to do if there is a fire and meet new people and practice English.

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 Fire Station – August 2 2018

Dates

Thursdays, August 9, 16

Times

10:00am – 12:00pm (Beginners)

1:00pm – 3:00pm (Intermediate)

Location

Spokes Bike Rental

1798 West Georgia St, Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this two-session program, you will learn basic skills and gain confidence to ride your bike in the city, and meet new people and practice English.

For more information and to register:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604.973.0457

Flyer:

Learn how to bike -August 2018

Dates

Tuesday, August 21

Times

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Shore Transfer Station

30 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this tour, you will learn about what to recycle, how to dispose of electronics and large waste such as mattresses and furniture, meet new people and practice English.

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 – Recycling Centre Tour – August 21 2018

Date

Every other Friday

Upcoming Sessions:  July 27, August 10

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

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

July 17 – August 31

Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm

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 Summer2 2018

Seniors Learning_Farsi Summer 2 2018

Seniors Learning_Mand Summer2 2018

Seniors Learning_Korean Summer2 2018

Date

Thursday,  August 9

Time

12:30-2:30

Location

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Language

Mandarin

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:

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

Flyer:

 

Date

Tuesday, July 24

Time

1:30 – 3:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop provides information about MSP, Fair Pharmacare, Regular Premium Assistance, BC Healthy Kids programs and more.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

MSP flyer_EngFarsi July 24 2018

Date

Thursday, July 26

Time

1:30 – 3:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop provides information about BC Family Benefits for families with children under 18 years of age.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Family Benefits Workshop_EngFarsi July 26 2018

Date

Tuesday, August 28 (Elementary School)

Wednesday, August 29 (High School)

Time

10:00am – 12:30pm

Location

Queen Mary Elementary School

Carson Graham Secondary School

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop is for new immigrant parents in North Vancouver who want to learn about preparing their children for school in Canada.

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:

2018 SD44_Elem_Back to School English

2018 SD44_HS_Back to School English

Date

Monday, August 27 (Elementary School)

Thursday, August 30 (High School)

Time

10:00am – 12:30pm

Location

Hollyburn Elementary School

West Vancouver Secondary School

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

This workshop is for new immigrant parents in West Vancouver who want to learn about preparing their children for school in Canada.

For more information and to register:

Niloufar Farhani, niloufarf@nsms.ca or 778-829-2932

Bonnie Wong, bonniew@nsms.ca or 778-322-2932

Flyer:

2018 SD45_CHI Elem Back to School

2018 SD45_CHI HS Back to School

2018 SD45_FAR Elem Back to School

2018 SD45_FAR HS Back to School_

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

July 30

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Intermediate and Advanced

Description:

This class is for newcomer professionals with an intermediate English level who want to learn about Canadian workplace culture and develop the soft skills necessary for success in the workplace.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Brochure:

English for Professionals

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:

Monika Ladosz, monikal@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931 ext. 241

Flyer:

Career Paths 2018

Dates

July 3 – July 13

August 20 – August 31

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 Flyer Multi-Date

Date

Thursday, July 19

Time

4:00-6:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

If you were an IT Engineer in your home country, join this mentoring session to meet a Canadian professional in your field, learn about different options available to you and how you can return to work in your field.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring_IT (English) July 2018

Mentoring_IT _(Farsi)_July 2018

Dates

July 3 – 13

August 20 – 31

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 Flyer Multi-Date

Dates

Monday – Friday, July 9 – 13 (5 sessions)

Time

1:00-4:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Expression! is an art-based program for
newcomer youth (Ages 8-12) to explore their migration experiences through
creative artwork and fun activities, foster self-reflection as students go through
changing identities and cultural transitions.

For more information and to register:

Matty Taghipour, mattyt@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 239

Flyer: Expression

Dates

Tuesday, August 28 (Elementary Students)

Wednesday, August 29 (High School Students)

Time

10:00am-12:30pm (Elementary Students)

10:00am-2:00pm (High School Students)

Location

Queen Mary Elementary School (Elementary Students)

Carson Graham Secondary School (High School Students)

Language

English

Description:

This free program is for newcomer youth who are starting elementary or high school in North Vancouver (SD44) in September 2018. Students will learn about Canadian culture and school systems, resources and supports that are available to them and meet other youth and make friends.

For more information and to register:

Matty Taghipour, mattyt@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 239

Flyer: 2018 SD44 Back2School

Dates

Monday, August 27 (Elementary Students)

Thursday, August 30 (High School Students)

Time

10:00am-12:30pm (Elementary Students)

10:00am-2:00pm (High School Students)

Location

Hollyburn Elementary School (Elementary Students)

West Vancouver Secondary School (High School Students)

Language

English

Description:

This free program is for newcomer youth who are starting elementary or high school in West Vancouver (SD45) in September 2018. Students will learn about Canadian culture and school systems, resources and supports that are available to them and meet other youth and make friends.

For more information and to register:

Matty Taghipour, mattyt@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 239

Flyer: 2018 SD45 Back2School

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

August 13 – 17 and 22

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.

For more information and to register:

neonology@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

https://www.facebook.com/YouthNSMS

Flyer: Neon Leadership Camp 2018 – Deadline June 14