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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, June 6-July 11

6 sessions

Time

9:30-11:30 am

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 – June 2018

Date

Thursday, June 28

Time

12:30-2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this Club Cafe event, you will learn about and celebrate Canada Day, and practice your English with other newcomers and community volunteers.

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 – Canada Day – June 28

Date

Every other Friday

Upcoming Sessions:  June 15, June 29.

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,

May 4, 11, 18, 25

June 1, 8, 15, 22

Time

9:30-11:30 am

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

Fridays, June 1 to July 6 (6 sessions)

Time

1:00pm-3:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

In this program, you will learn health and wellness information for women, gain confidence and motivation to access health care services and create a social and supportive network.

For more information and to register:

Nazila Safari, nazilas@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Women’s Health Jun 2018_English

Women’s Health Jun 2018_Farsi

Date

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

June 5 – July 13

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 Summer1 2018

Seniors Learning_Farsi Summer 1 2018

Seniors Learning_Korean Summer1 2018

Seniors Learning_Mand Summer1 2018

Date

Thursday, June 21

Time

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about applying for Canadian citizenship. Open to permanent residents and presented in Farsi.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Citizenship Application_June 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:

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

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

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

Dates

Thursday, June 14

Times

1:00-3:00 pm, 4:00-6:00 pm or 7:00-9:00 pm

Location

Presentation House Theatre

333 Chesterfield Avenue

North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this conversation circle, you will participate in a community conversation with diverse people who will include newcomer immigrants and long-time residents of the North Shore and share your aspirations, concerns, and how we can move forward.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer: North Shore Conversation Circle – Poster June 14 – NSMS