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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

Wednesday, June 7

Time

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

Language

English

Description:

Learn about library resources, programs, and services while meeting 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:

West Vancouver Memorial Library Tour – June 7 2017

Date

Wednesday, June 14

Time

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location

Delbrook Recreation Centre

Language

English

Description:

Tour the newly renovated centre and learn about the facilities, programs, and services while meeting 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:

Delbrook Rec Centre Tour – June 14

Date

Thursday, June 29

Time

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

Join our casual English conversation club to celebrate Canada Day!

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 – Canada Day – June 29

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-2016

Date

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, June 7

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 June 7 2017

Date

Tuesday, June 6

Time

10:00 am – 12:00 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 flyer_EngFarsi June 6 2017

Date

Thursday, June 8

Time

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Farsi

Description:

This workshop provides important information for clients that want to renew their permanent residence (PR) status.

For more information and to register contact:

Front Desk, office@nsms.ca or 604.988.2931

Flyer:

PR renewal_EngFAR June 8 2017

Date

Monday, June 12

Time

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

Mandarin

Description:

Join us for a workshop with guest speakers from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) to hear about road safety and the claims process. Presented in Mandarin.

For more information and to register contact:

Ting Ting at tingr@nsms.ca or 604.973.0468

Rosanna at rosannan@nsms.ca or 604.973.0464

Flyer:

Road Safety Claims_Mand Jun 2017

Road Safety & Claims_Eng Jun 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

Wednesday, May 31

Time

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location

TBA

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This session is for Mandarin speaking parents of high school students in West Vancouver. The Vice Principal/AP Program Coordinator from Sentinel High School will present information on this program.

For more information and to register contact:

Felicia Zhu, feliciaz@nsms.ca or 778.322.2932

Date

Tuesday, June 6

Time

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location

TBA

Language

Mandarin

Description:

This session is for Mandarin speaking parents of high school students in West Vancouver. The West Vancouver Secondary School IB Coordinator will present information on the IB Diploma Program in West Vancouver High Schools.

For more information and to register contact:

Felicia Zhu, feliciaz@nsms.ca or 778.322.2932

Date

Thursday, June 8

Time

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location

TBA

Language

Farsi

Description:

This session is for Farsi speaking parents of high school students in West Vancouver. The West Vancouver Secondary School IB Coordinator will present information on the IB Diploma Program in West Vancouver High Schools.

For more information and to register contact:

Niloufar Farahani, niloufarf@nsms.ca or 778.829.2932

Date

Thursday, June 15

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 and West Vancouver. Come learn about summer activities including camps/classes, library & community-based programs and other events on the North Shore.

For more information and to register contact:

Khatereh Massoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778.319.2931

Niloufar Farahani, niloufarf@nsms.ca or 778.829.2932

Flyer:

SD44&45 Summer Activities_Eng Jun 2017

SD44&45 Summer Activties_Farsi Jun 2017

Date

Monday, August 28

Time

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location

Hollyburn Elementary School

Language

Farsi

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:

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

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

Student Flyer:

SD45 Back2School

 

Date

Tuesday, August 29

Time

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location

Queen Mary Elementary School

Language

Farsi

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:

Parent session: Khatereh Massoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778-319-2931

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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:

Parent session: Khatereh Massoudi, khaterehm@nsms.ca or 778-319-2931

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

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 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

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, July 4

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

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

Wednesday, May 31

Time

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Location

North Shore Multicultural Society

Language

English

Description:

HomeSense is an off-price retailer providing value to shoppers with its combination of fashion, brand, quality, and price.  HomeSense is a major employer in the retail sector with thousands of employees in 106 locations, including West Vancouver. A HomeSense recruiter will join us and there will be on the spot interviews.

For more information and to register, contact:

Lori Cameron, loric@nsms.ca  or 604.973.0459

Celia Brookfield, celiab@nsms.ca or 604.973.0456

Flyer:

HomeSense Job Fair 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, July 4

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

 

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

July 11-14

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.

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

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 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.

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