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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, September 5 – October 10

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 – Sept 2018

Date

Thursdays, September 20 – October 25

Time

9:30-11:30 am

Location

West Vancouver United Church

2062 Esquimalt Ave, West 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:

English Club WV – Sept Oct 2018

Date

Every other Friday

Next sessions: September 21, October 5, October 19

Time

1:30 pm – 4:00 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 2018

Date

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

September 4 – October 19

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 Fall 1 2018

Seniors Learning_Farsi Fall 1 2018

Seniors Learning_Korean Fall 1 2018

Seniors Learning_Mand Fall 1 2018

Date

Tuesday, September 25

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop provides information about MSP, Fair Pharmacare, Regular Premium Assistance, 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 Sept 25 2018

Dates

Thursdays,

September 27, October 25, November 22, December 13

Time

9:30am – 11:30am

Location

North Vancouver City Library

Language

Mandarin

Description:

In this monthly support session, you will learn important information about supporting your child’s mental and physical health. Topics include: communicating with your teenage child, internet addiction and games, social media safety and dating and bullying.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Parenting Teens Support Group English 2018

Parenting Teens Support Group Mandarin 2018

Date

Thursday, September 27

Time

2:00pm – 4:00pm

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 Sept 27 2018

Date

Friday, September 28

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Vancouver City Library

120 West 14th Ave, North Vancouver

Language

Korean

Description:

This workshop will provide the participants with important legal information about making wills and estate planning, and provide help to families in the decision-making process. Topics include an overview of estate laws, information about key components of wills, power of attorney and legal representation and more.

For more information and to register:

Jin Park, jinp@nsms.ca or 604-973-0455

Flyer:

Wills Estate–Sept.28 2018 (English)

Wills Estate–Sept.28 2018 (Korean)

Date

Tuesdays (6 sessions)

October 16 – November 20

Time

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin or English with support in Mandarin

Description:

In this program, you will learn how to access the BC healthcare system and share this information with your family. Topics inlcude breast cancer/cervical cancer, nutrition and weight management for women, First Aid, mental health and wellness 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

Flyer:

Womens Health_English Fall 2018

Womens Health_Mand Fall 2018

Date

Thursdays (6 sessions)

October 25 – November 29

Time

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location

John Braithwaite Community Centre

145 West 1st Ave, North Vancouver

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop s for Farsi-speaking couples to learn about maintaining healthy relationships to support each other and their families in the settlement process.

For more information and to register:

Parisa Pourang, parisap@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Healthy Relationships_Eng Fall 2018

Healthy Relationships_Farsi Fall 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

November

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

Hoda Masoumizadeh, hodam@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 

Date

Monday, September 24

Time

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about the free English classes available at Capilano University for upgrading or continuing your English education.

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:

English at Cap U Eng Sept 24 2018

English at Cap U Mand Sept 24 2018

Date

Wednesday, September 26

Time

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about the free English classes available at Capilano University for upgrading or continuing your English education.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring_Banking (Eng) Sept 2018

Mentoring_Banking (Farsi) Sept 2018

Date

North Vancouver: Tuesday, September 25

West Vancouver: Wednesday, September 26

Time

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Location

North Vancouver: Carson Graham Secondary School

West Vancouver: West Vancouver Secondary School

Language

English

Description:

This free event is for immigrant students who started high school in September to meet other immigrant youth, make friends and ask questions about school.

For more information and to register:

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

Benji Huff, benjih@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer: 

Back to School Follow Up_North Van

Back to School Follow Up_West Van

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

Thursday, September 27

Time

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location

Capilano University

2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

During the week of Truth and Reconciliation events at Capilano University, we are honoured to hold space for youth to participate in North Shore Community Conversations. Join us to explore place through a central question: What is place to you?

• Participate in a community conversation for youth! Join other diverse youth including newcomer and long-time residents of the North Shore

• Share your aspirations, concerns, and how we can move forward in this unique conversation circle!

Registrations are encouraged by September 24th. Drop-ins welcome!

For more information and to register:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604-973-0457

Flyer: North Shore Conversation Circle