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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

Dates

Thursdays, August 9, 16

Times

10:00am – 12:00pm (Beginners)

1:00pm – 3:00pm (Intermediate)

Location

Shipbuilder’s Square

North 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

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 Friday

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

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

Thursdays, August 9, 16, 23

Time

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this program, you will learn about the Canadian financial system, budgeting, and money management, dealing with debt, building good credit and more. This program is presented in English.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Financial Literacy_EngFar August 2018

Date

Friday, September 14

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Korean

Description:

In this workshop, you will get information about ICBC claims for car accidents and the ensuing compensation procedure, and it will also provide information about safe driving.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

ICBC Claims–Sept 14 2018 (English)

ICBC Claims–Sept 14 2018 (Korean)

Date

Friday, September 28

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

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,

October 9, 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13, 20, 27

Time

5:00pm – 7:30pm

Location

Boundary Elementary School

750 East 26th Street, North Vancouver

Language

English, with support in Farsi and Mandarin

Description:

In this program, parents/family/caregivers will learn how to prepare their children for school and will have time to work with them in fun, supportive ways.

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:

iPALS Fall 2018 (English)r

iPALS Fall 2018 (Farsi_English)r

iPALS Fall 2018 (Mandarin)r

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

English, 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

ENGLISH: Eric Valencia, ericv@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

2018 SD44_Elem_Back to School English

2018 SD44_HS_Back to School English

2018 SD44_FAR Elem Back to School

2018 SD44_FAR HS Back to School

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

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

Thursday, August 16

Time

1:30 – 3:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

If you worked in child care in your first country, want to learn about or work in this field, join this Employment Mentoring Session! You will meet a Canadian child care professional, learn about the different careers in this field and more.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring_Child Care (English) 2018

Mentoring_Child Care (Farsi) 2018

Dates

September 4 – 14

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 September 2018

Date

Tuesday, August 28

Time

4:00 – 6:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about working as an engineer or technician in Canada. If you were an engineer in your first country, or are interested in becoming an engineer in Canada, join this workshop to learn more.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring_Engineers (Eng) Aug 2018

Mentoring_Engineers (Farsi) Aug 2018

Dates

September 4 – 14

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 September 2018

 

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

Date

Friday, August 31

Time

12:00 – 2:30pm

Location

Mahon Park

1648 Jones Ave, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

This free event is for students starting high school in September who attended the Back to School workshop. Join this event for an afternoon of fun activities, meeting other newcomer youth and more!

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer: Picnic in the Park

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:

Registration for the Summer 2018 camp is now closed. Contact us for information about the Neonology program, or the Summer 2019 camp.

neonology@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931