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June 2018

Eid Celebration & Reflections Gathering for Women

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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ISSofBC's Women's Peer Support Program is inviting women celebrating Eid and living in Vancouver to Welcome Centre for an afternoon of socializing and learning about our programs. When: Friday, June 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC V5N 4L2 RSVP to or 684-7498 ext. 1625 by June 19th, 2018 See the poster by clicking here.  

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The Shoe Project: Walk in Their Shoes

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada
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In partnership with the Museum of Vancouver, The Shoe Project Vancouver presents Walk in Their Shoes, an evening of performance with ten amazing women who tell their stories of arrival and adaptation to Canada—through a pair of shoes. From Syria, Tibet, Eritrea, Colombia, Somalia, Indonesia, Iraq, Bangladesh, and El Salvador, these women have been coached in writing by award-winning author Caroline Adderson and in voice by performance coach Alison Matthews and performance and movement coach Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg. Join the event Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at the Museum of Vancouver…

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Substance Abuse Workshop

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Surrey Central Library, 10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC Canada
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The Muslim Food Bank Community Services presents Substance Abuse Workshop The workshop will be covering the following: Basics about addiction List of substances of abuse In depth discussion on models of causation of substance abuse Risk factors Symptoms of substance abuse / signs to look for Support When: June 23, 2018 from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where: Surrey Public Centre Library, Room #405 Registration by donation! Recommended donation for: MFB Staff, Volunteers, ASPIRE Caseworkers, Students and Seniors: $25 Community…

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Men’s Fair

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House and Kiwassa Neighbourhood House present the Men's Fair. Connect with the community and get support and resources. Event Details: When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver Speaker topics: Employment  Healthy Communication Family Law Activities: BBQ and door prizes DJ and live music games and kids' activities Information Tables: Vancouver Coastal Health Vancouver Public Library WorkBC Dude Club and more! For more information and…

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

June 2018 Workshops

Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program
For IT professionals seeking career advancement in Canada
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10-week course from June – August, 2018 

Refugees in the Media
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS)
2 sessions in Burnaby and 2 sessions Surrey
Dates in June 2 – June 14, 2018 from 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Youth Summer School
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
For Youth Ages 13 – 18 years
Starting July 3, 2018; 8 weeks, 3 days a week for 2 hours

Digital Storytelling
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
10 Session for Ages Between 12 – 18 years
July 5 – August 7, 2018 (Mondays and Thursdays)
10:30 AM – 12:30 AM

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

Workshop 1: Trauma (July 13)
Workshop 2: Case Management Training (July 14)
Workshop 3:  Conflict and Resources (July 16)

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)

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

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

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project

English Conversation Club