Subject: eNews Summer 2019 - BC premier welcomes newcomers during ISSofBC tour

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eNews Summer 2019
Immigrant Services Society of BC
BC premier welcomes newcomers during ISSofBC tour
BC Premier John Horgan, Minister for Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson and Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology Bruce Ralston welcomed two refugee families from Iran and provided words of encouragement for their new lives in BC. This was all part of a tour of ISSofBC Welcome Centre July 16 in Vancouver to showcase our integrated services model and meet with staff, students, clients and co-located community partners.
News at ISSofBC
Vancity and TELUS joined forces with ISSofBC to announce refugee sponsorship initiatives in addition to digital support for newcomers to connect with family abroad and access employment opportunities in Canada. 
Texting tool transforms services for newcomers
A new web-based text messaging tool developed by ISSofBC and the Vancouver Community Network offers real-time information sharing with refugees and immigrants to help ease the transition newcomers face in their new communities.
ISSofBC celebrates HIPPY program graduates
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY CORE) program in Surrey celebrated the accomplishments of participating families with a graduation ceremony marking the closing of the program for this school year.
Over 500 LINC students and families from numerous agencies including ISSofBC kicked off Canada Day celebrations late June during the All LINC Picnic in the Tri-Cities complete with relay games, a costume parade and multicultural food.
Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace participants are on their way to successful careers in IT after learning the ins and outs of the Canadian workplace and developing confidence in oral and written communication.
LINC students stepped back in time to the 1800s to learn how early settlers lived in Fort Langley during a summer field trip June 25. Costumed interpreters demonstrated the pioneer way of life and Indigenous interpreters shared their traditions.
Staff, students and volunteers experienced the cultures of Whistler through food and dance during the Whistler Multicultural Festival June 7 in addition to showcasing ISSofBC's diverse programs and services in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.
Activities and Events
Find more workshops, activities or events to help you get settled, find work or learn English covering ISSofBC locations across Metro Vancouver and Squamish.

BC Refugee Hub
ISSofBC in partnership with the Province of British Columbia have created the BC Refugee Hub where users can learn about refugees arriving to the province, read the latest status of the arrival of refugees and find local resettlement programs, services and resources.


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