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Tax System in BC

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jewish Family Service Agency presents the Tax System in BC workshop.

Whether you are new to Canada and need an overview of the Canadian Tax System, or you are looking for tips and advice on how to better file your taxes, this workshop will provide you with the information you need, including:

  • A brief overview of the Canadian tax system
  • The general process for filing a tax return
  • Individual responsibilities for filing Canadian taxes
  • Eligible versus in-eligible tax deductions and credits
  • Taxable and exempt income
  • Taxable and exempt income 
  • Residency issues
  • Foreign property disclosure requirements

Free Workshop

When: Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Jewish Family Service Agency Offices, 201- 475 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Please register at obromber@jfsavancouver.ca or 604-558-5698

Volunteer presenters:

  • Shuli ben-Moshe, CIA, CFE, CPA, CGA

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Career and Job Search Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 14, 2017 – March 28, 2018 (Wednesdays) 

Small Business Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 30, 2017 – March 24, 2018 (Last Saturday of the month) 

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
When: Every Wednesday from January 24 – March 28, 2018 OR
Every Friday from January 26 – March 30, 2018

February 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

Connecting Through Vulnerability (3 workshops)
Muslim Food Bank Community Services

Be Here Now: February 25, 2018
Heart at Peace: March 25, 2018
Embrace Your Truth: April 29, 2018

Parent Educational & Support Program
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Program for parents of children aged 7-12 years old
Programs in English & Arabic from March 3 – April 7, 2018

ASPIRE Case Management Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Free Training Sessions for Ages 18+

Session 1: A Journey of Survival
Session 2: Case Management Training
Session 3: Managing Conflict and Resources

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
Settlement Orientation Services

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Microloans Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Finances for Newcomer Women with Children
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Yarn Circle
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
(Wednesdays)

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)
ISSofBC

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
ISSofBC
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

After School Club!
Kamloops Immigrant Services

Welcoming Neighbours
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Family Support Worker in Your Neighbourhood
All families with children 0-5 years old welcome
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Food Security & Sustainable Living – Workshops and Potluck
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
First Tuesday of every month 

Refugee Training and Employment Program – BC Alliance for Manufacturing
MOSAIC

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program
MOSAIC

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
MOSAIC
For pre-landed immigrants to find and retain employment

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents
MOSAIC

Family Literacy Outreach
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Infant Sing and Grow Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0 – 12 months old 

The Little House Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0-5 years old

West Village Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children birth to 6 years old

Baby Time Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Men’s Group
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Community Adult Literacy Program – Free English Class for Job Seekers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Syrian Kids Go!
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Community Adult Literacy Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

English Conversation Club
YMCA