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Events / Workshops

Below is a list of free workshops for newcomer parents presented by the Vancouver School Board Settlement Workers in School,  ENGAGED IMMIGRANT YOUTH PROGRAM, and Multicultural Liaison Workers:

Event Material

VSB Jobs Info Session

NWC Presentation - Various Positions.pdf

Workshops for Parents  (Sorted by Day of the Week)

Newcomer Parent Leadership Project

Date and Time:
Info Sessions: Mon, Oct 16 OR Tue, Oct 17 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
5-day training: Mon, Oct 23 to Fri, Oct 27 from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location:  Newcomer Welcome Centre (1000 East 59th Ave, Vancouver), Room #066
Contact: Le Van Chu, Volunteer Coordinator
Michelle Su, Volunteer Administrative Assistant
More Information: 2023-Oct-Newcomer Parent Leadership Project.pdf

English Conversation Circle for Spanish Speaking Parents

Date:  Every Thursday from Sep 28 to Dec 14, 2023
Time:  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Location:  Online
Registration: Please contact Cecilia Tagle
Stephanie Angel-Garay
Valia Flores de Puente
More information: ECC Spanish_speaking parents Sep_2023.pdf

Canadian Citizenship Classes

Date:  Every Friday from Oct 20, 2023 to Dec 8, 2023
Time:  9:30 am -11:00 am
Location:  Online (MS Teams)
Contact: Tuoi (Teresa) Nguyen
Registration and more information: Canadian Citizenship Classes Fall 2023.pdf

English Conversation Circle

Date:  Every Wednesday from Oct 18, 2023 to Dec 13, 2023
Time:  12:30-1:30pm
Location:  Online (Zoom)
Contact: Heivin Ahmad
Registration and more information: online- ECC 2023.png

English Conversation Circle for Chinese Speaking Parents

Date:  Every Monday from Sep 25 to Dec 11, 2023
Time:  10:00am - 11:15am 
Location:  Online (MS TEAMS)
Contact: Kei Lau 604-831-6528
Amy Xiang 778-327-8832
Amy Wei 778-233-0255
Registration and more information: Quilchena ECC 2023.pdf

Korean Parents Support Circle

Date:  1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of every month
Time:  12:30-2:30pm
Location:  Marpole Neighbourhood House and Wesbrook Community Center
Registration: Jenny Choi,
More information: Korean Parents Support Circle 2023-2024.jpg

English Conversation Circle -  Beginner/Intermediate

Date:  Every Monday from Sep 18 to Nov 30, 2023
Time:  10:00am - 11:00am (Beginner)
11:00am - 12:00 pm (Intermediate)
Location:  West End Community Centre
Registration: Please contact Mihajlo Hajduk (604-328-0957) at
Soheila Ansari (778-229-0234) at
More information: ECC Flyer Updated 202309.pdf

School-Based Activities (Search Tip: Listed By School)

Churchill Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Friday
Time:   Lunch Time
Location:   Auditorium Foyer (follow the EXIT sign inside the auditorium)
For more information: Churchill Welcome Circle 2022-23.pdf

David Thompson Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Friday
Time:   Lunch Time
Location:   Room 228
For more information: David Thompson Youth Welcome Circle

Gladstone Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Wednesday
Time:   11:30 am - 12: 15 pm
Location:  Room B106, Welcome Room (next to the counselling department)
Contact: Maria MacDonald, 778-772-2710 /
                   Tuoi (Teresa) Nguyen, 778-231-2657 /
For more information:  Gladstone Welcome Circle 22_23.pdf

Gladstone Youth Group

Dates:  Every Monday
Time:   11:30 am - 12:16 pm & 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:   Welcome room (Next to Counselor department)
For more information: Gladstone Youth Group Flyer 2022-2023.pdf

Cool Thursday Group (for students of Van Tech)

Dates:  Every Thursday
Time:   3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:   Base Space room/ Cafe
For more information: 2022-2023 Cool Thursday.pdf

Hamber Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Monday
Time:   11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Location:   Multipurpose Room
For more information: Hamber Youth Circle Flyer

John Oliver Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Tuesday
Time:   11:35 am – 12:15 pm
Location:   Room 318
For more information: John Oliver Youth Circle Flyer

Killarney Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Monday – Lunch Time
Time:   Lunch Time
Location:  Room A301, Ms. Nakamura's Room
For more information: Killarney Welcome Circle

King George Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Monday
Time:   11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Location:   TBD
For more information: King George Youth Circle Flyer

Kitsilano Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Starting Oct 5th (Every Wednesday)
Time:   11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Location:  258 CST
For more information: Kitsilano Youth Welcome Circle.pdf

Magee Youth Welcome Circle 

Dates:  Every Wednesday
Time:   11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Location:   Room 214
For more information: Magee Youth Circle Flyer

Point Grey Youth Welcome Circle 

Dates:  Every Friday - Starting on Sep 22
Time:   11:40 am - 12:10 pm
Location:   Room 109 ("Drop-In's" are welcome)
For more information: PG Youth Welcome Circle 2023.pdf

Prince of Wales Youth Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Monday
Time:   11:40 am – 12:10 pm
Location:   C203. Mr. Sung
For more information: Prince of Wales Youth Circle Flyer
Contact: Amy Xiang (778-327-8832)
Zita Yu (778-233-0665)

Tupper Leader Group 

Dates:   Every Tuesday
Time:   3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For more information: Tupper Leaders Group 2022-2023.jpg

UHS Youth Connection Program (For U-Hill Secondary students only)

Dates:  September 25, 2023 – Jun 17, 2024 (every Monday)
Time:   3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location:  Wesbrook Community Centre, UBC
Registration is required:
Enquiry: Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) based at Uhill Secondary:
Esaine Mo / 778-228-8536 /
Stephanie Angel-Garay / 604-838-2317 /
Niloofar Shafaeizadeh / 604-813-7854 /

Van Tech Youth Welcome Circle 

Dates:   Every Thursday
Time:   11:40 am - 12:20 pm
Location:  Room #250
For more information: Van Tech Youth Circle Flyer

Windermere Welcome Circle

Dates:  Every Tuesday
Time:   11:30 am - 12:15 pm 
Location:  Room 311
Contact: Maria MacDonald, 778-772-2710 /
                   Amy Wei, 778-233-0255 /
For more information:  Windermere Welcome Club 22_23.pdf

Activities For All Youth

Field Trip to Samsung R&D Canada

Dates: Nov 24, 2023 (Friday)
Time:  9:50 am - 1:00 pm 
Location: 565 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
Contact: Jenny Choi 778-229-4270
Amy Wei 778-233-0255
Heivin Ahmad 778-229-9521
For more information: Samsung Field trip 2023.pdf

Meet Up Mondays!

Dates: Jan 30 - Mar 6 (Every Monday)
Time:  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm 
Location: Eric Hamber Secondary, Room 260
Contact: Paul Lau at (778-233-3594)
For registration and more information: NYP after school program (1).jpg

Homework Land Tutoring Program

Dates: During School Year
Time:   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Wednesdays)
Location:   Bring your homework to the Virtual session on Zoom
For more information: Homework Land Flyer

South Asian Newcomer Youth Club

Dates:   First Friday of Every Month
Time:   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Virtual on MS Teams 
For more information: South Asian Newcomer Youth Club Flyer


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