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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 (6 sessions)

January 17 – February 21

Time

9:30 – 11:30 am

Location

Delbrook Community Recreation Centre

Spruce Room

Language

English

Description:

Are you new to Canada and want to improve your English? In this weekly conversation circle, come and practice your English in a casual environment with an instructor and volunteers from our community.

Only open to adult, Permanent Residents of Canada.

For more information and to register:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604.973.0457

Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0453

Flyer:

Conversation Circle Winter 2018

Date

Friday January 26

Time

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

City of North Vancouver City Hall

141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

If you are new to the North Shore, join us for a tour of the North Vancouver City Hall where you will learn about all the services available to residents. After the tour, you will have to opportunity to meet new people and practice your English.

Only open to adult, Permanent Residents of Canada.

For more information and to register:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604.973.0457

Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0453

Flyer:

Club Cafe – CNV City Hall Tour

 

Date

Friday February 9

Time

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

At this event, you will learn about the Lunar New Year, meet other newcomers as well as long-time residents and enjoy a Chinese New Year celebration!

Only open to adult, Permanent Residents of Canada.

For more information and to register:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca or 604.973.0457

Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0453

Flyer:

Club Cafe Lunar New Year Feb 9 2018

 

Date

Tuesdays

Time

9:30 – 11:30 am

Location

Silver Harbour Seniors’ Fitness Room

Language

English with support in Farsi & Mandarin

Description:

This weekly program brings together immigrant seniors to support their social participation, inclusion, and contribution to their communities.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Senior Sparks 2017_English

Senior Sparks 2017_Farsi

Senior Sparks 2017_Mand

Date

Fridays

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

January 9 – March 23

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+. Must be a permanent resident, for those with LINC levels 1-3. English language assessment test provided, if needed.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Seniors Learning_Eng Winter 2018

Seniors Learning_Farsi Winter 2018

Seniors Learning_Korean Winter 2018

Seniors Learning_Mand Winter 2018

 

Date

Fridays, January 12 – March 2

Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

The teenage years are some of the most challenging and significant years in a person’s life. This multi-sessions program covers various topics related to supporting and understanding your child.

For more information and to register:

Nazila Safari, nazilas@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Parenting Teens-1_Farsi_2018

Parenting Teens-1_Eng 2018

 

Date

Tuesday, January 16

Wednesday, January 17

Time

10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English, with support in Farsi, Korean & Mandarin

Description:

Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test at this two-part workshop. Information provided is based upon the official study guide Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship.

 

Topics covered will include Canada’s history, geography, symbols and government, as well as the rights and the responsibilities of citizenship.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Canadian Citizenship Prep_Eng Jan 2018r

Date

Wednesdays January 24-March 14 (8 sessions)

Time

4:15pm-6:15pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This program focuses on mental health issues related to supporting and understanding your teenage child.

 

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Parenting Teens-2_Eng 2018

Date

Thursdays (9 sessions)

January 25 to March 22

Time

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

The special program will provide information to Farsi speaking couples about maintaining healthy relationships to support each other and their families in the settlement process.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Healthy Relationships_Eng Winter 2018

Healthy Relationships_Farsi Winter 2018

Date

Thursday January 25

Time

Meet at 9:00 am at North Vancouver SeaBus Station, Lonsdale Quay

Tour takes place at 10:00 am

Location

Tour at Vancouver Community College Downtown Campus 250 West Pender St, Vancouver

Language

English with support in Mandarin

Description:

Vancouver Community College offers a variety of excellent programs and services to suit your educational goals. This tour includes the Baking & Pastry Arts program, Dental program, Jewelry Arts & Design program, and the Fashion Arts program.

For more information and to register:

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

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

Flyer:

Tour to VCC_Chinese Jan 2018

Tour to VCC_English Jan 2018

Date

Saturdays January 27 – February 17 (4 sessions)

Time

3:30 – 5:30pm

 

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Tagalog

Description:

Family Afternoons is a new workshop for families with children in high school. Adults will learn about a variety of topics including Canadian citizenship applications, high school graduation requirements and more. High school students are invited to join Reading Club activities.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Family Afternoons_Eng Winter 2018

Date

Fridays, January 26 – March 16

Time

9:30 – 11:30 am

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.

For more information and to register:

Silvia Savage, wesl@nsms.ca

Flyer:

WESS_Eng Jan 2018

WESS_Farsi Jan 2018

WESS_Korean Jan 2018

WESS_Mand Jan 2018

Date

Tuesdays January 30 – March 6 (6 sessions)

Time

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi, Mandarin & Korean

Description:

This two-part program provides parents with important information about helping their children make healthy life choices, Canadian family law and dealing with the challenges of early school age to pre-teen children. The children’s part of this program provides children with an opportunity to meet other immigrant children and share their experiences through activities.

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Middle Years_English Winter 2018

Middle Years_Farsi Winter 2018

Middle Years_Korean Winter 2018

Middle Years_Mandarin Winter 2018

 

Date

Thursdays February 1 – March 1 (5 sessions)

Time

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

The teenage years are some of the most challenging and significant years in a person’s life. This 5-session program provides parents with important information regarding supporting and understanding teenage children throughout these years.

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:

Parenting Teens English Feb 2018

Parenting Teens Mandarin Feb 2018

 

Date

Thursday February 1

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

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:

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.973.0464

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions at WestVan (Eng_Mand) Feb 2018

Date

Friday February 2

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This workshop helps you understand how and when to file your personal tax return, as well as who is required to file a tax return.

For more information and to register:

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

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604-973-0464

Monica Mao, monicam@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Tax Return (Chinese) Feb 2018

Tax Return (English) Feb 2018

Date

Friday February 16

Time

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop helps you understand how and when to file your personal tax return, as well as who is required to file a tax return.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Canadian Tax System (Farsi-English) Feb 2018

Date

Tuesday February 20

Time

10:00am-12:00pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

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

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, 604-988-2931

Flyer:

MSP flyer_EngFarsi Feb 20 2018

Date

Tuesday, January 30

Time

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Elementary Report Cards & Grading

1:30 pm  – 2:30 pm High School Report Cards & Grading

Location

North Vancouver School District Office

5th Floor 2121 Lonsdale Avenue

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop provides parents with an understanding of the grading system and report cards in the North and West Vancouver School District.

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:

SD44 Report Cards_Eng Jan 30

SD44 Report Cards_Far Jan 30

 

Date

Wednesday February 21

Time

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location

North Vancouver School District Office

5th Floor 2121 Lonsdale Avenue

Language

English, with support in Farsi

Description:

Join us for a presentation from a high school counselor on graduation requirements, elective and required courses, post-secondary applications and more.

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:

SD44 HS Grad Requirements (English) Feb 2018

SD44 HS Grad Requirements (Farsi) Feb 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

Beginner

Description:

You will learn about this city and how to speak English in shops, your child’s school, doctors’ offices, supermarkets…

For more information, contact:

esl@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:

Discuss current events using higher level newspapers and media.

For more information, 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

Marjan Farajian, marjanf@nsms.ca

Start Date

December

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:

Lori Akiyama, loria@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931 ext. 241

Flyer:

Career Paths Dec 2017

Start Date

Ongoing

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location

To be announced

Language

English

Description:

The Get Connected program supports immigrant young adults (ages 18-29) in their process of settlement and integration into Canadian society, specifically supporting their career and educational prospects.

 

Get Connected provides one-to-one education and employment support, group workshops, targeted conversation practice, settlement support, group outings, and connections to community resources and volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register:

Srishti Arya, srishtia@nsms.ca or 778.927.2931

Flyer:

Get Connected 2017

Start Date

Thursday, January 25

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

If you were a web developer, programmer or database developer in your home country, join this workshop to learn about finding a job in your field in Canada. Topics include resume writing, interview skills and job searching tips.

Speaker: Afshin Khashei, Software Development Manager at Amazon

 

For more information and to register:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring Computer_Engineers (English) 2018

Mentoring Computer Engineer (Farsi) 2018

Start Date

February 19 to March 2

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections EXPRESS Employment Program is a 2-week full time skills training program that serves immigrants 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:

Katrina Geronimo, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 604.988.3766 ext 250

Flyer:

Retail Connections Express

Dates

To be announced

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections Employment Program is a 4-week full time skills training program that serves immigrants 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:

Katrina Geronimo, retailconnections@nsms.ca or 604.988.3766 ext 250

Start Date

Ongoing

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location

To be announced

Language

English

Description:

The Get Connected program supports immigrant young adults, ages 18-29, in their process of settlement and integration into Canadian society, specifically supporting their career and educational prospects.

Get Connected provides one-to-one education and employment support, group workshops, targeted conversation practice, settlement support, group outings, and connections to community resources and volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register:

Katrina Geronimo, katrinag@nsms.ca or 778.927.2931

Flyer:

Get Connected 2017r

Start Date

February 19 – March 2

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections EXPRESS Employment Program is a 2-week full time skills training program that serves immigrants 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:

Katrina Geronimo, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 604.988.3766 ext 250

Flyer:

Retail Connections Express

Dates

To be announced

Location

YWCA WorkBC

Employment Services Centre

980 West 1st Street, #106

Language

English

Description:

The Retail Connections Employment Program is a 4-week full time skills training program that serves immigrants 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:

Katrina Geronimo, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 604.988.3766 ext 250

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

Summer 2017 session has concluded and will next be offered in Summer 2018.

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.

Application period has closed.

For more information and to register:

Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

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