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November 2018

Explore Your Roots – Researching Indigenous Geneaology Event

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about resources, related to indigenous genealogy, held in Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) vast collection! This workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of LAC's holdings, how to use LAC's website and genealogy resources, as well as tips and tricks to help you delve into your indigenous genealogy. Beginners welcome.   Location: Mount Pleasant Branch Library, 1 Kingsway, Vancouver Date: November 21st, 2018 Time: 2pm    Free! Click here to find out more!

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Seniors’ Christmas Lunch

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kingsgate Mall, 370 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Carvell Gardens invites seniors 55+ from the Mt. Pleasant community for an x-mas lunch. Location:  Kingsgate Mall Date: Thursday Nov. 29th Time: Noon- 2pm    Please register before Nov. 16th by calling: 604-209-2634  (call between 10am-2pm) Click here for more info!

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Yoga tools for Families!

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for Yoga tools for families. When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM RSVP by contacting Carmen at or 604-879-8208 ext. 202

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December 2018

Career Fair – Options Community Services

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Whalley Work BC Service Centre, 10362 King George Blvd.
Surrey, BC Canada
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Join Options Community Services for their Career Fair Event on December 1st. Event Details: Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where: Whalley WorkBC Service Centre, #160 - 10362 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC, VeT 2W5 Register at or call Jenny @ 604-584-0003 Ext. 1440, e-mail

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

November 2018 Workshops

Family Resource Programs – Fall 2018
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September – December 2018

English Conversation Circles
Abbotsford Community Services
September 5 – December 12 (Wednesdays) OR
September 7 – December 14 (Fridays)

Child Care Career Exploration
September 15 – December 1 (Saturdays)

English Conversation Circles
Langley Community Services Society
Tuesdays starting September 18

Citizenship Preparation and Participation
September 28 – November 30 (Fridays)
Information Session: September 14, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

MY Circle Core Program – Multicultural Youth Circle
October, 2018 – January, 2019 (12 sessions)
Click here for the application form.

InterAction: Newcomer Youth Civic Engagement Program
November 20 – December 1, 2018

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

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
ISSofBC – Settlement Orientation Services

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

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program

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

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents

Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)

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

Boys & Girls Soccer Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Saturdays from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project

English Conversation Club