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Immigrant Parents as Literacy Support Program (IPALS)

Immigrants Parents as Literacy Support Program (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 speaking families and IPALS in English with translation for multi-lingual families.   It will consist of 1 on-site session & 7 virtual sessions.


IPALS for Mandarin speaking families

Participants must have permanent residency status and be prepared to commit to all eight sessions, with 1 on-site session at Collingwood Neighbourhood School and 7 virtual sessions with follow up calls.

For school location see Neighbourhood School Map.

For program dates and to view IPALS  flyer in English, click here

To view the flyer in Chinese, click here.

Take home meal is provided and families will receive learning materials at the first session. 

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, with 1 on-site session at  Lord Selkirk Elementary School and 7 virtual sessions with follow up calls.

For school location see Neighbourhood School Map.

For program dates and to view the IPALS flyer, click here.

Take home meal is provided and families will receive learning materials at the first session. 

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

                                                          






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