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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

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, 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, 604-988-2931

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions_Farsi_Generic 2017

Date

Thursday, September 7

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, 604-973-0468

Flyer:

Newcomer Info Sessions at WestVan (Eng_Mand) Sept 2017

Date

Wednesday, September 13

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 Description:nd to register:

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

 

Flyer:

Family Benefits Workshop_EngFarsi Sept 13 2017

 

Date

Tuesday, September 12

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:

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

 

Flyer:

MSP flyer_EngFarsi Sept 12 2017

 

Date

Thursday, August 23

Time

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop will cover information about applying for citizenship including eligibility requirements, forms, and documents needed to apply for Canadian citizenship. Workshop will be presented in Farsi.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

Citizenship Application_Farsi Aug 2017

Date

Monday, September 25

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Language

English with support in Farsi, Korean & Mandarin

Description:

This workshop will teach parents about how to check their child’s development and the importance of early intervention.

For more information and to register:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

ASQ Workshop-Child Development Sept 2017

ASQ Workshop-Child Development_Farsi Sept 2017

ASQ Workshop-Child Development_Korean Sept 2017

ASQ Workshop-Child Development_Mandarin Sept 2017

Date

Tuesdays (8 sessions)

September 26 – November 14

Time

5:00 – 7:30 pm

Location

Boundary Elementary School

Language

Farsi, Mandarin

Description:

Parents/family/caregivers will learn how to prepare their children for school while working with them in a fun, supportive ways. Open to Farsi and Mandarin-speaking permanent residents with children ages 3-5 years, who live in North Vancouver.

For more information and to register:

Farsi:Sara Tabatabaee, sarat@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Mandarin: Ting Ting Reuveny, tingr@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

iPALS Fall 2017 (English)

iPALS Fall 2017 (Farsi_English)

iPALS Fall 2017 (Mandarin)

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:

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: Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 231

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:

2017 SD45 Back2Schoolr

 

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:

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: Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 231

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 Back2Schoolr

Date

Tuesday, August 29

Time

10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Location

Queen Mary Elementary School

Language

Tagalog

Description:

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

Child minding will be provided for children ages 3-8 years old for the duration of the workshop.

For more information and to register:

Eric Valencia, ericv@nsms.ca or 778.929.2931

Flyer:

2017 SD44_for Kindergarten Fil Parents

 

 

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:

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: Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 231

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:

2017 SD45 Back2Schoolr

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:

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: Daniela Cohen, danielac@nsms.ca or 604-988-2931 ext 231

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 Back2Schoolr

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

Workshops available in September 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:

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

 

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

To be announced

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

 

Dates

August 28 – September 22

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

Flyer:

Retail Connections Flyer 2017

Date

Wednesday, September 13

Time

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

HomeSense is a major employer in the retail sector with thousands of employees in 106 locations, including West Vancouver. A recruiter will join us for an information session and on the spot interviews. Space is limited, so please register in advance.

For more information:

Lori Cameron, loric@nsms.ca or 604.973.0459

Celia Brookfield, celiab@nsms.ca or 604.973.0456

To register:

Email to worksupport@nsms.ca and include the subject title “HomeSense Job Fair”

Flyer:

HomeSense Job Fair Sept 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:

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

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

To be announced

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

 

Dates

August 28 – September 22

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

Flyer:

Retail Connections Flyer 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:

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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