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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

Friday, July 14

Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Join our casual English conversation club to learn more about arts & culture activities offered with Presentation House Theatre.

For more information and to register contact:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca 604.973.0457
Sochell Roman sochellr@nsms.ca 604.973.0453

Flyer:

Club Cafe – Presentation House July 14

Date

Wednesday, July 19

Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

North Vancouver Museum & Archives

Language

English

Description:

Join our casual English conversation club to learn about new exhibits at the North Vancouver Museum & Archives.

For more information and to register contact:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca 604.973.0457
Sochell Roman sochellr@nsms.ca 604.973.0453

Flyer:

Club Cafe – NVMA July 19

Date

Wednesday, July 19

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

Presentation House Theatre

Language

English

Description:

Club Café is a casual English conversation club. This session meets at Presentation House Theatre to see students of the Eslha7an School showcase their art work and performances.

For more information and to register contact:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca 604.973.0457
Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca 604.973.0453

Flyer:

Club Cafe – Theatre August 10

Date

Thursday group: August 10 & 17

Friday group: August 11 & 18

Time

Beginners: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Intermediates: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

Spokes Bike Rentals

1798 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

This program will teach basic bike skills and confidence for cycling in the city. Also provides an opportunity to meet new people, socialize and practice your English.

 

There are 2 groups for each 2-session class, on Thursdays or Fridays. There are also 2 time slots for beginners or intermediates.

 

For more information and to register contact:

Minori Ide, minorii@nsms.ca 604.973.0457
Sochell Roman, sochellr@nsms.ca 604.973.0453

Flyer:

Learn to Bike August 2017

Date

Tuesdays, starts May 30

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 or to register:

Front desk office@nsms.ca, 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 or to register:

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

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions_Farsi_Generic 2017

Date

Thursday, July 6

Thursday, August 3

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 or to register:

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

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions at WestVan (Eng_Mand) Jul 2017

Date

Wednesday, August 9

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This program is for Farsi speaking residents on the North Shore with children under 18 years of age. Topics include:

  • CCTG and GST/HST
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Rental Assistance
  • Question & Answer time

For more information and to register contact:

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

Flyer:

Family Benefits Workshop_EngFarsi Aug 9 2017

Date

Thursday, August 10

Time

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This program is for Farsi speaking residents on the North Shore. Topics included:

  • MSP
  • Fair Pharmacare
  • Regular premium assistance
  • BC Healthy Kids programs

For more information and to register contact:

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

Flyer:

MSP flyer_EngFarsi Aug 10 2017

Date

Wednesday, July 12

Time

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) are increasingly being used in architectural and engineering firms, government offices, and private industry.

If you are interested in upgrading or continuing your education in these fields, please join our information session on July 12, 2017 at Vancouver Community College (VCC).

For more information and to register contact:

Homa Soltani, homas@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931 ext. 261

Flyer:

VCC Drafting Info Session_ Eng July 2017

VCC Drafting Info Session_ Farsi July 2017

Date

Mondays: July 17, 24, 31

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

In this 3 session workshop, you will learn about the Canadian financial system, accessing services, budgeting & money management, paying lower bank fees, building a good credit history and dealing with debt.

For more information and to register contact:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Financial Literacy_EngFar July 2017r

Date

Thursday, July 20

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English with support in Farsi, Tagalog & Spanish

Description:

If you are a foreign-trained physician and would like information about becoming a physician in Canada, please join our Employment Mentoring Session on July 20. We will have guest speakers from the Association of International Medical Doctors of BC.

For more information and to register contact:

Homa Soltani, homas@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Mentoring_Doctors_Eng July 2017

Mentoring_Doctors_Farsi July 2017

Date

Friday, July 21

Time

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Korean

Description:

Participants will learn about federal & provincial immigration categories, Express Entry, sponsorship, and processes for Canadian immigration. This workshop will be presented in Korean.

For more information and to register contact:

Jin Park, jinp@nsms.ca or 604.973.0455

Flyer:

Canadian Immigration July 2017

Canadian Immigration_Korean July 2017

Date

Monday, August 28

Time

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location

Hollyburn Elementary School

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

This workshop is for new immigrant parents who want to know how to prepare their children for West Vancouver (SD45) elementary schools.

Newcomer youth can also attend a separate session to learn about their new school, meet other youth, and get support for the upcoming year.

For more information and to register contact:

Farsi parent session: Niloufar Farahani, niloufarf@nsms.ca or 778-829-2932

Mandarin parent session: Felicia Zhu, feliciaz@nsms.ca or 788.322.2932

Student session: Sammy Ip, sammyi@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 226

Parent Flyer:

2017 SD45_EngFAR Elem Back to School

2017 SD45_FAR Elem Back to School 2017

2017 SD45_EngCHI Elem Back to School

2017 SD45_CHI Elem Back to School

Student Flyer:

SD45 Back2School

 

Date

Tuesday, August 29

Time

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location

Queen Mary Elementary School

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

This workshop is for new immigrant parents who want to know how to prepare their children for North Vancouver (SD44) elementary schools.

Newcomer youth can also attend a separate session to learn about their new school, meet other youth, and get support for the upcoming year.

For more information and to register contact:

Farsi parent session: Khatereh Massoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778.319.2931

Mandarin parent session: Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.973.0464

Student session: Sammy Ip, sammyi@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 226

Parent Flyer:

2017 SD44_EngFAR Elem Back to School

2017 SD44_FAR Elem Back to School

2017 SD44_EngCHI Elem Back to School

2017 SD44_CHI Elem Back to School

 

Student Flyer:

2017 SD44 Back2School

Date

Wednesday, August 30

Time

10:00 am – 12:30 pm, for parents

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, for students

Location

West Vancouver Secondary School

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

This workshop is for new immigrant parents who want to know how to prepare their children for West Vancouver (SD45) high schools.

Newcomer youth can also attend a separate session to learn about their new school, meet other youth, and get support for the upcoming year.

For more information and to register contact:

Farsi parent session: Niloufar Farahani, niloufarf@nsms.ca or 778.829.2932

Mandarin parent session: Felicia Zhu, feliciaz@nsms.ca or 778.322.2932

Student session: Sammy Ip, sammyi@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 226

Parent Flyer:

2017 SD45_EngFAR HS Back to School

2017 SD45_FAR HS Back to School

2017 SD45_EngCHI HS Back to School

2017 SD45_CHI HS Back to School

Student Flyer:

SD45 Back2School

Date

Thursday, August 31

Time

10:00 am – 12:30 pm, for parents

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, for students

Location

Carson Graham Secondary School

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

This workshop is for new immigrant parents who want to know how to prepare their children for North Vancouver (SD44) high schools.

Newcomer youth can also attend a separate session to learn about their new school, meet other youth, and get support for the upcoming year.

For more information and to register contact:

Farsi parent session: Khatereh Massoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778.319.2931

Mandarin parent session: Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.973.0464

Student session: Sammy Ip, sammyi@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 226

Parent Flyer:

2017 SD44_EngFAR HS Back to School

2017 SD44_FAR HS Back to School

2017 SD44_EngCHI HS Back to School

2017 SD44_CHI HS Back to School

Student Flyer:

2017 SD44 Back2School

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, contact:

Employment Resources Advisor

Marjan Farajian, marjanf@nsms.ca

Start Date

Workshops available in July, October 2017

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, contact:

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

Flyer:

Career Paths May 2017

Start Date

Ongoing

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

The Get Connected program supports immigrant young adults (ages 18-30) 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, contact:

Sristhi Arya, srishtia@nsms.ca or 778.927.2931

 

Start Date

Monday, July 10

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, contact:

Katrina Geronimo, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 604.988.3766 ext 250

Flyer:

Retail Connections July 2017

Start Date

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, contact:

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

Flyer:

Retail Connections May 2017

Date

Thursday, July 20

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English with support in Farsi, Tagalog & Spanish

Description:

If you are a foreign-trained physician and would like information about becoming a physician in Canada, please join our Employment Mentoring Session on July 20. We will have guest speakers from the Association of International Medical Doctors of BC.

For more information and to register contact:

Homa Soltani, homas@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Mentoring_Doctors_Eng July 2017

Mentoring_Doctors_Farsi July 2017

Date

July 24 – 28

Time

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

This is a fun, art-based program for newcomer youth aged 8-12. Youth will explore migration journeys through creative artwork & fun activities. Also a great opportunity to share experiences with other youth and make new friends.

For more information and to register, contact:

Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931 ext 231

Flyer:

Expression Jul 2017r

Date

August 14-18

Time

12:30 – 3:30 pm

Location

To be announced

Language

English

Description:

This is a program for youth aged 13-18. Youth will have fun exploring different places on the North Shore while making new friends.

For more information and to register, contact:

Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931 ext 231

Flyer:

Explore North Shore Aug 2017

Date

August 14-18

Time

To be announced

Location

To be announced

Language

English

Description:

This is a program for young newcomers aged 18-30. This 5 day afternoon and tour-based workshop series provides an opportunity to explore our neighbourhood, meet new people and learn about services to help get settled in Canada.

For more information and to register, contact:

Srishti Arya, srishtia@nsms.ca or 778.927.2931

Flyer:

GC Summer Connect 2017

Date

Friday, September 1

Time

12:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

Mahon Park, North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

Newcomer students starting high school in the fall are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun activities and lunch.

For more information and to register, contact:

Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931 ext 231

Flyer:

Picnic in the Park Sept 2017r

Start Date

Ongoing

Time

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

The Get Connected program supports immigrant young adults, ages 18-30, 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, contact:

Srishti Arya, srishtia@nsms.ca or 778.927.2931

 

Start Date

Monday, July 10

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, contact:

Katrina Geronimo, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 604.988.3766 ext 250

Flyer:

Retail Connections July 2017

Start Date

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, contact:

Katrina Geronimo, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 604.988.3766 ext 250

Flyer:

Retail Connections May 2017

Date

July 11-14

Time

To be announced

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 is closed.

For more information and to register, contact:

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

https://www.facebook.com/YouthNSMS

Flyer

Neonology Camp Poster July 2017

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, contact:

Neonology Program Coordinator, neonology@nsms.ca

For more information, please visit www.neonology.ca.

Date

July 11-14

Time

To be announced

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.

Applications are due June 9, 2017.

For more information and to register, contact:

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

https://www.facebook.com/YouthNSMS

Flyer

Neonology Camp Poster July 2017