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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, November 7

Tuesday, November 13

Wednesday, November 21

Wednesday, November 28

Time

12:00pm – 2:30pm

10:30am – 12:30pm

9:30am – 11:30am

9:30am – 11:30am

Location

First 2 sessions: West Vancouver Community Centre

2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Last 2 sessions: Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre

123 East 23rd Street, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

A 4-session program for North Shore residents to come together, meet new people and participate in exercise activities! You will learn about nutrition and healthy living, try out yoga, Aquafit and more, and take tours of recreation centres.

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:

Active_Living_2018

Date

Every other Friday

Next sessions: November 16, November 30

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

October 23 – November 30

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 2 2018

Seniors Learning_Farsi Fall 2 2018

Seniors Learning_Korean Fall 2 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 Mandarin 2018

Parenting Teens Support Group English 2018

Dates

Tuesdays (8 sessions)

October 9 – November 27

Time

5:00pm – 7:30pm

Location

Boundary Elementary School

750 East 26th Street, North Vancouver

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

Farsi and Mandarin-speaking permanent residents with children ages 3-5 years, who live in North Vancouver, are welcome to join us for eight evenings of fun and learning. 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

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

Dates

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 is 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

Dates

Wednesdays (6 sessions)

October 31 – December 5

Time

10:00am – 1:00pm

Location

St. Andrew’s Church

1044 St George Ave, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

We invite newcomers to join this free program to gain food skills about healthy foods and cooking in Canada.
• Sessions include hands-on practice in a kitchen.
• Participants receive a handbook full of cooking tips and recipes.

For more information and to register:

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Food Skills Oct 2018

Date 

Tuesday, November 27

Time

10:00am – 12:00pm

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 Nov 27 2018

Dates

Wednesdays

November 28 and December 5

Time

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

This program is for International Students and Work Permit holders.

In this program, you will learn about managing your money in Canada. Topics include how to bank and save and how to build credit.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Money Matters Nov 28 Dec 5 2018

Date 

Tuesday, December 4

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 programs and more.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

MSP flyer_EngFarsi Dec 4 2018

Date 

Friday, December 7

Time

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This workshop provides information about home insurance, including fire insurance, homeowners coverage for detached houses, condos and townhouses, renters coverage and more.

For more information and to register:

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Home Insurance (Chinese Eng)_Dec 2018

Date 

Wednesday, December 12

Time

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this workshop, you will learn about what taxes and benefits are available to you as a temporary resident of Canada. You will be able to CRA-experts questions you may have about taxes.

This workshop is open to International Students, Work Permit Holders and Provincial Nominees.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Dates 

Fridays (9 sessions*)

December 14 – February 15

*No session December 28

Time

9:30am – 11:30am

Location

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Language

English

Description:

This group provides a safe space for women to learn English, make friends, and get information about services in the community. In this group, you will learn and practice English communication skills, learn about services in the community, participate in group activities and much more!

For more information and to register:

Silvia Savage, wesl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

WESS_Eng Dec 2018

WESS_Farsi Dec 2018

WESS_Korean Dec 2018

WESS_Mand Dec 2018

Date

Tuesday, November 27

Time

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location

North Vancouver City Library

120 West 14th Street, North Vancouver

Language

Farsi

Description:

In this workshop, parents will learn about the ELL program and how to help children improve their English. This workshop also includes a tour of the North Vancouver City Library and information about the ELL resources available there.

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:

ELL Elem workshop – Nov 2018 – Farsi flyer

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

October

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:

EFP Brochure Fall 2018

Start Date

November

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Intermediate and Advanced

Description:

This program has been developed by CELPIP experts to help test takers reach their target scores on their CELPIP Test. Two modules – listening and speaking – are available.

For more information, contact:

esl@nsms.ca

Brochure:

CELPIP Prep Brochure_Fall 2018

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

Flyer:

Winter 2019 ESL Brochure

2019 winter brochure – Chinese

2019 Winter brochure – Korean

2019 Winter brochure-Farsi

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

Flyer:

Winter 2019 ESL Brochure

2019 winter brochure – Chinese

2019 Winter brochure – Korean

2019 Winter brochure-Farsi

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

Flyer:

Winter 2019 ESL Brochure

2019 winter brochure – Chinese

2019 Winter brochure – Korean

2019 Winter brochure-Farsi

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

Flyer:

Winter 2019 ESL Brochure

2019 winter brochure – Chinese

2019 Winter brochure – Korean

2019 Winter brochure-Farsi

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

Flyer:

Winter 2019 ESL Brochure

2019 winter brochure – Chinese

2019 Winter brochure – Korean

2019 Winter brochure-Farsi

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

Flyer:

Winter 2019 ESL Brochure

2019 winter brochure – Chinese

2019 Winter brochure – Korean

2019 Winter brochure-Farsi

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

Flyer:

Winter 2019 ESL Brochure

2019 winter brochure – Chinese

2019 Winter brochure – Korean

2019 Winter brochure-Farsi

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

Amir Hariri, amirh@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext. 371

Flyer:

Career Paths 2018 

Dates

Orientation sessions:

Tuesdays, November 20 – December 18

9:15am – 12:15pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

You must attend an orientation session before beginning the program.

Are you a newcomer to Canada with a business idea? Have you wondered how you could start a business in Canada? Then this program might be exactly what you need to launch your business.

We have partnered with the YMCA of Greater Vancouverto offer the opportunity to become an entrepreneur and small business owner to immigrants and all newcomers in the Greater Vancouver area.

The Self Employment For Newcomers Program empowers immigrants and refugees with:

  • The Steps to Start a Small Business
  • Instruction on Developing Your Business Plan
  • Confidence and Advising to Launch Your Own Business
  • Knowledge about Business Practices in Canada

If you have a business idea and have been wondering how to start your business in Canada, this program will guide you step by step.

Details are available here or contact us!

For more information and to register:

selfemployment@gv.ymca.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Self Employment Program

Dates

November 5 – 16

Location

YWCA Work BC Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street #106 North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this 2-week training program, young adults (18-30) learn retail-specific
skills, job searching skills and make valuable connections.

2 weeks of daily group-training sessions including:

  • Resume, cover letter and interview preparation
  • Job search skills and education coaching
  • Retail-specific training
  • Employment connections

Industry recognized short-term training certificates:

  • Food Safe Level 1
  • Emergency First Aid

8 weeks of one-to-one coaching and job-search support

For more information and to register:

Annie Zhou, anniez@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections Flyer November 2018

Date

Thursday, November 22

Time

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

If you worked in Accounting or Bookkeeping in your first country or would like information about working in that field in Canada, join this Employment Mentoring session! In this workshop, you will meet a Canadian professional in the field of Accounting and Bookkeeping, learn about how you can work in that field in Canada and meet other new immigrants and share your experience.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring_Accounting _Eng 2018

Mentoring_Accounting _Farsi 2018

Date

Wednesday, December 12

Time

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

If you worked as a nurse in your first country or would like information about working in that field in Canada, join this Employment Mentoring session! In this workshop, you will meet a Canadian professional in nursing, learn about how you can work in that field in Canada and meet other new immigrants and share your experience.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

 

Mentoring_Nurses_2018_ English1

Mentoring_Nurses_2018_Farsi 1

Dates

November 5 – 16

Location

YWCA Work BC Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street #106 North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

In this 2-week training program, young adults (18-30) learn retail-specific
skills, job searching skills and make valuable connections.

2 weeks of daily group-training sessions including:

  • Resume, cover letter and interview preparation
  • Job search skills and education coaching
  • Retail-specific training
  • Employment connections

Industry recognized short-term training certificates:

  • Food Safe Level 1
  • Emergency First Aid

8 weeks of one-to-one coaching and job-search support

For more information and to register:

Annie Zhou, anniez@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections Flyer November 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.