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Welcome to the Vancouver Immigration Partnership News and Events.

Join PIRS and our host, Bal Brach for an inspiring evening of storytelling about belonging . The evening will feature Carmen Aguirre and Crisanta Sampang sharing moving stories exploring and celebrating what belonging means, why it matters, and how we get there. Tickets include dinner at the New India Buffet and a charitable donation to support PIRS programs. With your support, ...

Do you think of yourself as a "senior" or an "elder"? Do you wish to continue to be actively and meaningfully engaged in the life of our society? Do you want to discover the joy of being an elder? Are you concerned about your environmental legacy? Join us as we explore what it means to be a Wisdom Elder. Journey to the future with special guest speaker Guy Dauncey, May 16, 5:3 ...

Dr. Sharon Koehn from the Department of Gerontology at SFU will be hosting a photovoice exhibit for the project entitled "Stories of the everyday among ethnocultural minority older adults in Canada." Please find more details and register for this free event using the following link https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/idg-photovoice-exhibit-tickets-33942854993 ...

The 3rd annual Canadian Immigration Summit 2017 will discuss innovations that will help build Canada’s future immigration system. Connect with key immigration leaders and practitioners. Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary and its rich immigration tradition! For more information  http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/immigration/default.aspx ...

Every May, we celebrate neighbourhood houses – and the people within them – with Neighbourhood House Week. Discover what your neighbourhood house has to offer through special events hosted between May 7 and 13, 2017. For more information check  http://www.yournh.ca/events ...

Peacegeeks is looking for volunteers between Tuesday night (9 May) to Thursday (11 May) for PeaceGeeks' participation in SimEx, a large scale simulation of sudden onset disasters. They will be using Services Advisor within this simulation to learn about the disaster response timeline and how/where Services Advisor App may provide added value. Volunteers would be individuals wo ...

Lilian To, was the Chief Executive Officer of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., through her work her name became synonymous with inclusivity. Her legacy and achievements include work to make Vancouver a more inclusive city, free of racism, and with a respect for all residents. She tirelessly dedicated herself to her work of serving S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and improving the quality of life for immigrants, ...

Intercultural Competency Training is a structured approach to building awareness and understanding of different cultural behaviours. The training helps to create a workforce where people of diverse cultures work together more easily and effectively. Registration is now open for the next workshop on June 9, 2017. For more information about the workshop click here . ...

The Fresh Voices Initiative at Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with Vancity Credit Union and the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, is hosting the third year of the Fresh Voices Awards to recognize the inspiration and leadership of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia and across Canada working to advance social and systemic change. Please consider nominating an inspirin ...

Operation Syrian Refugee and ongoing resettlement efforts marked the largest refugee resettlement mission in Canadian history. From November 4, 2015 to December 31, 2016 over 40,000 Syrian refugees were resettled through Canada’s humanitarian immigration stream. Within British Columbia, over 3,600 Syrians settled in sixty-nine (69) different communities throughout the province, ...