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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

2017

To be determined

Time

To be determined

Location

North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

Learn about volunteering in Canada, meet the representatives from some organizations on the North Shore and their exciting volunteering opportunities, meet new people and get involved in your community.

For more information and to register contact:

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

Date

Thursday, May 18

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

Lions Gate Hospital

Language

English

Description:

Tour the hospital and learn about the type of care you can expect, become familiar with the locations of different departments, and meet/socialize with new people.

For more information and to register contact:

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

Flyer:

Lions Gate Hospital Tour May 18 2017

Date

Wednesday, May 24

Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Multipurpose Room

Language

English

Description:

Learn about volunteering, visit with the Edible Garden, and meet/socialize with new people.

For more information and to register contact:

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

Flyer:

Get Involved – Garden Tour May 24 2017

Date

Thursdays,

May 4

June 1

Time

12:30 pm – 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) Apr 2017

Date

Tuesday, May 2

Time

10 am – 12 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:

BC Family Benefits, Farsi-English Flyer

Date

Wednesday, May 3

Time

4 – 6 pm

Location

North Shore

Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This program aims to help Farsi speaking North Shore residents understand medical programs such as Medical Services Plan (MSP), Fair Pharmacare, Regular Premium Assistance, BC Healthy Kids programs and more.

For more information and to register contact:

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

Flyer:

MSP Workshop, Farsi-English flyer

Date

Wednesday, April 26

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

If you worked as an engineer in your first country, are interested in learning about or working in this field, and would like to know about the process of becoming a registered engineer in BC you are welcome to join our session on April 26, 2017.

 

The Employment Mentoring program can help you to:

  • Meet a Canadian Professional in your field
  • Understand different work options available to you
  • Learn what you can do to return to your field
  • Meet other new immigrants with whom you can share your stories, experiences and successes

For more information and to register contact:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring_Engineers (Eng) Apr 2017

Mentoring_Engineers (Farsi) Apr 2017

 

Date

Thursday, May 4

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This workshop helps you understand how to register a small business in Canada and how to get loans from financial institutions.

For more information and to register contact:

Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0468

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.973.0464

Flyer:

Small business_Eng May 2017

Small business_Mand May 2017

 

Date

Fridays

May 5, 12, 19, 26

June 2, 9, 16, 23

Time

9:30 – 11:30 am

Location

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

This is an 8-week parenting program for immigrant or refugee, Farsi or Chinese speaking parents and grandparents that care for children under 5 years of age.

For more information and to register contact:

Sara Tabatabaee, sarat@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931

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

Flyer:

Lets Learn_Eng May 2017

Lets Learn_Farsi May 2017

Lets Learn_Mandarin May 2017

 

Date

Tuesdays, May 2 – June 20

Time

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Location

North Vancouver City Library

Language

English

Description:

This is a young adult conversation group that provides an opportunity to practice English, improve your presentation & communication skills, meet & connect with other newcomers and learn about services that will help you settle in Canada.

For more information and to register contact:

 

Meike Schieb, meikes@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

TTYN Spring 2017

 

Date

Tuesday, April 25

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Multipurpose Room

Language

Farsi

Description:

This session is for Farsi speaking parents of students who will be moving from grade 7 to grade 8 in North Vancouver. The SWIS team will present about learning opportunities including important high school facts, enhanced programs and necessary skills to help your child face new challenges in high school.

Seating is limited, so please register by April 17.

For more information and to register contact:

Khatereh Masoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778.319.2931

Flyer:

SD44 Transition to HS_Eng Apr 2017

SD44 Transition to HS_Farsi Apr 2017

 

Date

Tuesday, April 25

Time

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location

Hollyburn Elementary School

Library

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This session is for Mandarin speaking parents of elementary and high school students in West Vancouver. The SWIS team will present about learning opportunities for summer

Seating is limited, so please register by April 15.

For more information and to register contact:

Felicia Zhu, feliciaz@nsms.ca or 778.322.2932

Flyer:

SD45 Summer School_Mand Apr 2017

 

Date

Tuesday, May 2

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This session is for Farsi speaking parents of elementary and high school students in North Vancouver. The SWIS team will present about learning opportunities for summer

Seating is limited, so please register by April 25.

For more information and to register contact:

Khatereh Masoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778.319.2931

Flyer:

SD44 Summer Learning_Eng May 2017

SD44 Summer Learning_Farsi May 2017

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 May, 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
  • Workplace practicums where you can apply your skills in a Canadian setting

For more information and to register, contact:

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

Flyer:

Career Paths May 2017

Date

Wednesday, April 26

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

If you worked as an engineer in your first country, are interested in learning about or working in this field, and would like to know about the process of becoming a registered engineer in BC you are welcome to join our session on April 26, 2017.

 

The Employment Mentoring program can help you to:

  • Meet a Canadian Professional in your field
  • Understand different work options available to you
  • Learn what you can do to return to your field
  • Meet other new immigrants with whom you can share your stories, experiences and successes

For more information and to register, contact:

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

Flyer:

Mentoring_Engineers (Eng) Apr 2017

Mentoring_Engineers (Farsi) Apr 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:

Meike  Schieb, meikes@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Get Connected flyer

Start Date

Monday, April 3

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:

Meike Schieb, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections EXPRESS Apr 2017

Start Date

Monday, May 8

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:

Meike Schieb, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections 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, contact:

Meike  Schieb, meikes@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Get Connected flyer

Date

Tuesdays, May 2 – June 20

Time

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Location

North Vancouver City Library

Language

English

Description:

This is a young adult conversation group that provides an opportunity to practice English, improve your presentation & communication skills, meet & connect with other newcomers and learn about services that will help you settle in Canada.

For more information and to register, contact:

Meike Schieb, meikes@nsms.ca or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

TTYN Spring 2017

Start Date

Monday, April 3

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:

Meike Schieb, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections EXPRESS Apr 2017

Start Date

Monday, May 8

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:

Meike Schieb, retailconnections@nsms.ca

or 778-927-2931

Flyer:

Retail Connections May 2017

Date

Summer 2017

Time

To be determined

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 is now closed for 2016 camp.

For more information and to register, contact:

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

https://www.facebook.com/YouthNSMS

Flyer

Leadership Camp_2016

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.

Application is now closed for 2016 camp.

Date

Summer 2017

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 is now closed for 2016 camp.

For more information and to register, contact:

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

https://www.facebook.com/YouthNSMS