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Immigrant Parents as Literacy Supporters

Immigrants Parents as Literacy Supporters (IPALS) is a free family literacy program for families with 3-5 years old children and have permanent residency or with refugee status.  IPALS helps prepare children for school and provides parents and caregivers with strategies to encourage English language and literacy skills. 

This year, VSB will have IPALS in Chinese for Mandarin/Cantonese speaking families and IPALS in English with translation for multi-lingual families. It will consist of 8 on-site sessions.


IPALS for Mandarin/Cantonese speaking families

Participants must have permanent residency status and be prepared to commit to all eight sessions at Collingwood Neighbourhood School.

For school location see Neighbourhood School Map.

For program information and dates in 2022, please view IPALS flyer in English or IPALS flyer in Chinese.

Take home snack and learning materials are provided. 

For registration & information, please email: ipals@vsb.bc.ca or call 604-713-6000 ext. 2100

Space is limited.


IPALS for Multi-lingual families

Participants must have permanent residency status or refugee status and be prepared to commit to all eight sessions at Collingwood Neighbourhood School. 

For school location see Neighbourhood School Map.

For program information and dates in 2022, please view IPALS flyer for Multi-Lingual Families.

Take home snack and learning materials are provided. 

For registration & information, please email: ipals@vsb.bc.ca or call 604-713-6000 ext. 2100

                                                          






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