Subject: ISSofBC eNews December 2017- ??

ISSofBC eNews October, 2017
UN Ambassadors get first-hand look at ISSofBC Welcome Centre
United Nations Ambassadors from 11 countries including Canadian Ambassador Marc‐André Blanchard visited ISSofBC Welcome Centre November 14 to learn about Canada’s response to the global migration issues and the programs and services the organization offers to refugees and immigrants.

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Women’s support program celebrates graduation of new community leaders

Immigrant Women’s Peer Support Program (IWPSP) celebrated the Facilitation and Leadership Training graduation of 23 women from 14 different countries December 9 in Vancouver.
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Job seekers hired on the spot during ISSofBC employment fair in Coquitlam

Over 150 jobseekers connected with 20 employers during an ISSofBC job fair in Coquitlam leading to a number of hires in addition to great tips through a resume review clinic.
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ISSofBC clients invited to watch university hockey league in action

Two youth clients were honoured to drop the puck starting the annual My First Hockey Game between the SFU Men's Hockey team and league leading Selkirk College Saints in Burnaby.
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ISSofBC Coquitlam honours volunteers in annual appreciation dinner party

It was a multicultural celebration with Zimbabwean music and Syrian food to give thanks to volunteers in Coquitlam for their amazing dedication and support in 2017.
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ISSofBC celebrates Diwali with Maple Ridge community organizations

ISSofBC clients and volunteers in Maple Ridge participated in one of the most vibrant events on the South Asian calendar at the Maple Ridge Library including offering beautiful henna/mehndi.

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Volunteers dedicate close to 2,000 hours to helping newcomers in Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Volunteer & Community Connections celebrated its volunteers who contributed 1,900 hours to various ISSofBC positions and events November 2016 to September 2017.
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LINC student and survivor of Hiroshima tells her story in Squamish

LINC student Sachi Rummel recounted her personal experience of surviving the Hiroshima atomic bomb and a message for peace during a presentation at ISSofBC in Squamish October 24.
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New Westminster Mayor tours ISSofBC with interest in newcomer services

New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté connected with ISSofBC LINC students and staff to learn more about programs and services offered to newcomers.
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Coquitlam event welcomes newcomers by opening city hall doors to public

From recycling to public transportation, the Welcome to Coquitlam event provided a hands-on opportunity for ISSofBC LINC students and clients to learn the ins and outs of city programs and services.
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Richmond staff and volunteers showcase ISSofBC's diversity at multicultural event 

ISSofBC celebrated multiculturalism and connected with community at the Richmond World Festival along with artists performing on nine stages, cultural performances, food and more.
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Activities and Events

Recruiting now for Skills & Supports for Job Success - Join this free job readiness training program to prepare you for the workforce followed by several weeks of work experience or supported job search. Short-term certificate training may be available. Program starts November 14 in Vancouver and November 16 in Coquitlam.

Educational Grants & Career Options - Explore training, educational & financial assistance for alternative careers in IT, Construction and Engineering. This free workshop starts Friday, October 27 at 6pm at the Philippine Labour Office in Vancouver.

Winning Interview Workshop - Learn how to handle a job interview by developing skills in interview preparation. This free workshop takes place in Maple Ridge on November 7.

Career Education and & Settlement Fair - Connect with ISSofBC and many other exhibitors for essential information and tips on job hunting, accreditation, upgrading of education, looking for a home and more November 9 in at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

ISSofBC Refugee Readiness Hub - This online hub offers current news, events, resources, success stories, videos and more relating to the refugee resettlement efforts across British Columbia.

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Head Office
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Phone: 604-684-2561
Fax: 604-684-2266

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