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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)

November 1 – December 6

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 Fall 2017r

Date

Wednesday, November 22

Time

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Location

Presentation House Theatre

333 Chesterfield Avenue

North Vancouver

Language

English

Description:

Meet new friends and experience together an award winning theatre production from Vancouver. The New Conformity uses contemporary circus performance to tell a story with a humour.

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:

Live Performance at PHT – Nov 22

Date

Thursday, December 14

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

 

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Join us for a fun afternoon potluck party to celebrate new & old friendships at NSMS during this merry Canadian holiday season.

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:

Winter Mingle Dec 14 2017

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

Tuesday, December 12

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:

Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0468

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions at WestVan (Eng_Mand) Nov-Dec 2017

Date

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays

October 2 – December 22

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 Fall 2017

Seniors Learning_Farsi Fall 2017

Seniors Learning_Mand Fall 2017

Seniors Learning_Korean Fall 2017

Date

Tuesdays (6 sessions)

October 24 – November 28

Time

12:15 – 2:15 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin or English, with support in Mandarin

Description:

Learn how to access the BC health care system and share this information with your family.

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

Flyer:

Womens Health_Mand Fall 2017

Womens Health_Eng Fall 2017

 

Date

Fridays (6 sessions)

November 3 – December 8

Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

Learn how to access the BC health care system and share this information with your family.

For more information and to register:

Nazila Safari, nazilas@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Women’s Health_Farsi Nov 2017

Women’s Health_EngFar Nov 2017

 

Date

Tuesday, November 21

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, with children under 18 years of age.

Topics in the workshop include:

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

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Family Benefits Workshop_EngFarsi Nov 21 2017

 

Date

Wednesday, November 22

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.

Topics in the workshop include:

  • Medical Services Plan (MSP)
  • Fair Pharmacare
  • Regular Premium Assistance
  • BC Healthy Kids
  • Question & Answer time

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

MSP flyer_EngFarsi Nov 22 2017

Date

Wednesday, November 22

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This workshop will give you information about changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act that have come into effect on October 11, 2017.

This workshop will include:

  • New citizenship application forms
  • Changes in qualifications and requirements under the new act
  • New physical residency calculator
  • Q & A

For more information and to register:

Monica Mao, monicam@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.973.0646

Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0468

Flyer:

Citizenship Application_Mand Nov 2017

Date

Saturday, December 2

Time

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

This workshop will give you information about changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act that have come into effect on October 11, 2017.

This workshop will include:

  • New citizenship application forms
  • Changes in qualifications and requirements under the new act
  • New physical residency calculator
  • Q & A

For more information and to register:

 

Jin Park, jpark@nsms.ca or 604.973.0455

Eric Valencia, ericv@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Citizenship Application Dec 2017

Date

Tuesday, November 21

Time

12:30 – 4:00 pm

Location

North Vancouver School District office

5th Floor

2121 Lonsdale Avenue

North Vancouver

Language

English, with support in Farsi

Description:

For newcomer parents of grade 10-12 students in North and West Vancouver schools. University/colleges will present about their schools; after, parents/students can meet representatives in a mini school fair.

For more information and to register:

Khatereh Masoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778.319.2931

Maryam Nani, maryamn@nsms.ca or 778.322.2931

Niloufar Farahani, niloufarf@nsms.ca or 778.829.2932

Rosanna Ng, rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.973.0464

Felicia Zhu, feliciaz@nsms.ca or 778.322.2932

Flyer:

Post Secondary Education_Farsi-Eng Nov 2017r

Post-Secondary Education_CHI-Eng Nov 2017

 

Date

Wednesday, December 6

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Vancouver City Library

3rd Floor

120 West 14th Street

North Vancouver

Language

English, with support in Farsi

Description:

Join us to learn more about the North Vancouver School District ELL program in elementary schools. You will also get information about ELL resources available at the North Vancouver City Library.

Register by November 29.

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:

Elementary ELL_Farsi Dec 2017

Elementary ELL_Eng Dec 2017

 

Date

Tuesday, December 12

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Vancouver School District office

5th Floor

2121 Lonsdale Avenue

North Vancouver

Language

English, with support in Farsi

Description:

Join us to learn more about the North Vancouver School District ELL program and courses in high school.

Register by December 5.

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:

High School ELL_Farsi Dec 2017

High School ELL_Eng Dec 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…

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

November 14 – 27

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 Flyer 2017 – 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

November 14 – 27

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 Nov 2017r

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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