1. ISS of BC Welcome Centre

    June 6, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    A unique centre for refugees and immigrants has opened its doors. Named “first of its kind in the world” this facility will offer housing, healthcare, trauma support, youth and child services as well as ESL, and employment assistance and other support services. New immigrants and refuges will have access to programs in one place to help them transition into their new lives. Visit the website here and read more on the CBCNews website.

  2. Grandparents and grandchildren living together

    May 30, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    South Asian grandparents are more likely to live with their grandchildren than any other ethnic group in Canada, new research …
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  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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.


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