1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. Sprott Shaw College offers full scholarships to Syrian refugees

    December 1, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    13 refugees from Syria will receive scholarship worth up to $20,000 each from one of Sprott Shaw’s 13 colleges in BC. The scholarships will cover tuition, books and fees for one of the colleges programs, including Health Care Assistant Program, the Early Childhood Education Program, the Business Administration Bookkeeping Program, and many more. Read more about the scholarships on the Sprott Shaw College website.

  6. Study on immigrant students in BC

    November 23, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    A study conducted by Statistics Canada shows that immigrant students in BC are outperforming other immigrant children in Canada on standardized math tests. Immigrant students in our province also earned university degrees at a higher rate. Read more about the study in the Vancouver Su

  7. Vancouver immigrant on his road to success

    November 17, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    Iman Aghay, one of the key speakers at the Canadian Immigration Job Fair, on how he went from homeless to entrepreneur. Listen to his inspiring interview with CBC here.


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