1. Rich kids in Vancouver

    April 18, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    Recently the New York Times published an article titled “Chinese Scions’ Song: My Daddy’s Rich and My Lamborghini’s Good Looking” about the children of the rich and powerful in China living in Vancouver. Their purchasing power and the effect on Vancouver’s real estate had been featured in the New Yorker earlier in February. Read the New York Times piece here and the New Yorker article following this link.

  2. Workplace integration for immigrants aged 45 and over

    March 4, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    The Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) has a new 12-week program to assist mature immigrants with employment opportunities. Workshops in Vancouver start on March 14 and to be eligible you must be:

    – A mature immigrant (Permanent Resident or a Citizen) 45 years or older
    – Unemployed, underemployed under 20 hours per week
    – Non – EI recipient and not attending school
    – Job ready, committed and motivated to enter local labour market
    – Resident in metro Vancouver area

    For more information and to sign up visit the PICS websit

  3. Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan – a Vancouver immigrant who made it to the top

    February 23, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    The Los Angeles Times recently ran an article about Canada’s Defense Minister, Harjit Singh Sajjan, and his immigrant journey. Growing up as a Sikh immigrant in Vancouver and later his career choices led him to an appointment as Defense Minister by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He has since made his impression on the world stage. Read more in the the Los Angeles Times article.

  4. Vancouver celebrates Chinese New Year

    February 9, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    The Year of the Monkey will be officially ushered in on Sunday, February 14th. Over 3,000 participants will take part …
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  5. Program for senior immigrants

    February 3, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    English Conversation Circle has become a huge success and is currently looking for volunteers to meet the huge demand. Organized through South Vancouver Neighbourhood House with the support and encouragement of Justice Minister Suzanne Anton and federal Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan the program offers senior immigrants the opportunity to acquire English language skills as well as connect them to others in the community. Read more here.

  6. Multicultural Women’s Conference and Fair

    January 24, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    Organized by Canadian Immigrant magazine, this event will focus on immigrant women in areas such as careers, self-employment, health and parenting. …
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  7. Services in Vancouver for refugees

    December 14, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    A list of agencies in Vancouver providing various services to refugees:

    ISS of BC – settlement services and programs to assist newcomers integrate into the community.

    Inland Refugee Society – housing assistance, ESL and life skills classes, a weekly food bank and other services.

    Kinbrace – dedicated support and accessible educational resources.

    Refugee Health – medical issues pertinent to refugees, tools to improve mental health assessment and health literacy, community resources.

    Canadian Red Cross – provides tools to help prevent marginalization, distress and exploitation to refugees with minimal resources facing the reality of being homeless.

    MOSAIC – programs and services to empower newcomers to fully participate in Canadian society.

    Rainbow Refugee Committee – supports and advocates for people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Engages in outreach, advocacy and public education on QLGBT/HIV and refugee issues.

    PovNet – building an online anti-poverty community by providing information and resources to refugees.

    Settlement Orientation Services (S.O.S) in Vancouver, part of Canadian Council for Refugees – settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees.


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