NEWCOMERS SETTLEMENT SERVICES

If you a newcomer immigrant or refugee in Canada, welcome! We are here to answer to your questions and support your settlement and integration in your new community by providing the following services and support: 

Settlement Services: Support with access to eligible benefits and adjusting to life in Canada 

  • Help with applying to all Canadian Federal and Provincial benefits (PR, SIN, MSP, IFH, CTB, GST/PST, LINC, Citizenship, Passport/Visa, Income Assistance, PWD, EI, B.C. Housing, banking, etc.)
  • Basic language translation/interpretation services
  • 1st language orientations to BC, and relevant information sessions and group workshops 
  • Food aid through referrals to community programs to help with the cost of living 
  • Apply for government and social support, language programs and referrals to other support centers in the Lower Mainland 

Professional Support: 

  • Case management, and developing personal settlement plans for initial needs in Canada
  • One on one or family counselling for emotional and social issues
  • Accompaniment trip in the community for settlement tasks (within the recommendations of Health Authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Home-visits to support home life (with the recommendations by Health Authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Transitional life skills facilitation 
  • Referrals to specialized programs in the Lower Mainland 

Long-Term Community Engagement and Social-Economic Integration: 

  • Volunteering and community involvement opportunities 
  • Employment services such as pre-employment readiness career planning, employment connections, resume writing, and connections with vocation training opportunities  
  • Youth Employment through three levels of leadership training, and building practical experience to enhance job-readiness skills
  • Promoting and sharing your cultural values and experiences in contributing to an inclusive and multi-cultural Canada 

Referrals to In-House Programs and Resources for all age groups: 

Children, pre-teen, youth, seniors, family programs, volunteer opportunities, access to food security programs (as the Food hub during COID-19 pandemic), access to community grants, community development initiatives, seniors outreach/therapeutic activations programs, youth leadership, children pre-school/afterschool/day camps, school-age childcare,  family drop-in programs, community kitchens, income-tax clinic, legal clinic, ESL conversation, adults literacy programs, and opportunities for community connections, inclusion and cultural celebrations.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Career Exploration Program

May 26, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Online via Zoom

GUIDING LIGHT

Words of Wisdom from Professionals

School Teacher: Vocation for service and learning

Are you passionate about teaching and learning? Are you a natural leader?
Do you enjoy helping others to develop their skills and talents?
Have you considered pursuing a career in education?
If you have asked yourself any of these questions, you shouldn't miss our next session of the Career Exploration Program!

We will welcome two educators with extensive experience in the educational field and who are working in the Burnaby School District. Guest speakers will share their professional journey and answer questions from the audience. See poster for more details.

To register, please click the following link to complete a zoom registration. 

Homework Club for Newcomer Elementary Students (Grade 2-5)

Saturdays (May 14 - June 25, 2022) | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm | In-person at the South House and also via Zoom

Do you elementary children need help with their homework? Did they feel stuck in some subjects?
Come along to our free Homework Club to receive friendly assistance from our volunteer instructors! We will deliver the program in a hybrid format; some sessions will be online and other in-person.
Meet new friends and develop your skills in a welcoming and friendly environment!
See poster for more details.

For more information or to register, please email at giselab@burnabynh.ca or call at 236-833-6515.

Homework Club for Newcomer High School Students (grade 9-12)

Saturdays (May 28 - June 25, 2022) | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | In-person at the South House and also via Zoom

Do your teen need help with their homework? Did they feel stuck in some subjects?
Come along to our free Homework Club to receive friendly assistance in Math, Science, English, Social studies and homework skills from our volunteer instructors!

We will deliver the program in a hybrid format; some sessions will be online and other in-person.
Meet new friends and develop your skills in a welcoming and friendly environment!
See poster for more details.

For more information or to register, please email at giselab@burnabynh.ca or call at 236-833-6515.

Let's Zoom Training Sessions for Adults

June 8, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Online via Zoom
June 15, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Online via Zoom
June 22, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Online via Zoom
June 29, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | In-Person at BNH South House

Join us to learn how to use Zoom efficiently and professionally! See poster for more details.

To register, please click the following here for a zoom registration.

For more info, please email daliq@burnabynh.ca or call 604-396-6955. 

Conversation Club

Tuesdays | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | In-Person at BNH South House

Come and join us to practice and improve your English; meet friends from different cultures; obtain information and resources; and share your thoughts and talents.

See poster for more details. To register or more info: email daliq@burnabynh.ca or call 236-877-2616.

Positive Parenting Skills Program

Tuesdays | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Online via Zoom

Raising children isn’t always easy. Parenting workshop is not just for young or inexperienced parents, but it is for everyone who wants to be a better parent.

Hosted by BNH's Settlement & Integration Program, the Positive Parenting Skills program helps parents with practical strategies, set their own goals, and become confident in their ability to manage parenting issues. Because we know happier families lead to better relationships and successful kids!

Through informational workshop facilitated by Mona Alharbi, you will:

  • Learn how to grow a better relationship with your children
  • Learn how you can support your child's growth
  • Build parenting skills for a happier, healthier and better life in a new society

See poster for more details. To register or more info: email sihamaa@burnabynh.ca or call 236.877.2517.

English Conversation Circle

Thursdays | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm | Online via Zoom

Are you looking to practice your English speaking skills in a safe and friendly environment?

Registration for the English Conversation Circle for Newcomers is now open! This program is a great opportunity for newest Neighbours to practice English, build confidence, meet new people and have fun!

Welcome to all levels. Try it for free online every Thursday from 1:00-2:15 pm! See poster for more details.

To register or more info: email sihamaa@burnabynh.ca or call 236.877.2517.

Cook and Chat!

Thursdays | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Online via Zoom

Join us as we cook together, from the comfort of our own homes! Enjoy some simple recipes and good conversation. This workshop is recommended for Newcomers, immigrants and refugees although everyone is welcome. See poster for more details.

Please see our Burnaby Community Kitchen blog for each week recipes.

To register or more info: email kitchens@burnabynh.ca or call 604.431.0400.

Digital Literacy in Arabic 

Fridays | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | BNH South House (4460 Beresford St.)

Calling all Arabic speakers in Burnaby to learn and develop their digital literacy skills this summer!
Hosted by BNH’s Settlement & Integration Program, this in-person support will provide Arab learners with the opportunity to learn how to use computer/tablet/iPhone and advance their digital skills.

Fridays: 10 am to 12 pm at BNH South House (4460 Beresford St – near Metrotown)

The program is designed to increase the confidence, skills & online safety for Arabs who have little or no experience with digital technology. It is important to gain valuable skills in a safe and friendly environment. Childminding is also available. See poster for more details.

To register or more info: email sihamaa@burnabynh.ca or call 236.877.2517.

NEW Neighbours Podcast

Hosted by BNH’s Settlement & Integration Program, the New Neighbours Podcast provides a platform for newcomers to make their voices heard. Every month, we will be interviewing a community member about their experiences about life in Canada or any other topics they choose to speak about such as stories, life lessons, concerns, cultural knowledge, music or information you want to share with your community.

There is no experience needed. New episode monthly. Get in touch to schedule or get information about becoming a guest on the podcast at duyt@burnabynh.ca or call 604-396-6955. See poster for more details.

Get in touch to schedule or get information about becoming a guest on the podcast, please email duyt@burnabynh.ca or call 604-396-6955.

https://anchor.fm/podcast-bnh

https://anchor.fm/podcast-bnh

Tea Party of Arab Women

Thursdays | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Online via Zoom

Are you an Arab woman and would like to learn more about migration and settlement?

This is a great chance for you to learn, engage with the community and get connected with new people. Hosted by #BNH's Settlement & Integration Program, you are invited to a virtual gathering Tea Party for Arab women in Arabic language every Thursday from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. See poster for more details.

To register or more info: email sihamaa@burnabynh.ca or call 236.877.2517.

HOW TO CONTACT US:

General contact: 

Email: settlementprogram@burnabynh.ca 

Telephone: 604-431-0400 (South House); 604-294-5444 (North House)

Fax: 778-309-7897 (South House)

Language specific contacts: 

Community Connection Coordinator

Phone number: 236-833-6515
Email: giselab@burnabynh.ca

Settlement Case Manager (Arabic / اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ)

Name:   Siham Ali

Email:   sihamaa@burnabynh.ca

Tel:       236-877-2517

Settlement Case Manager (Cantonese / 廣東話 | Mandarin /官话)

Name:   Dali Qu

Email:   daliq@burnabynh.ca

Tel:       236-877-2616

Settlement Case Manager (Farsi / فارسی  | Dari/ دری)

Name:   Maryam Torabizadeh

Email:   maryamt@burnabynh.ca

Tel:        236-877-2531

Settlement Case Manager (Filipino / Pilipino)

Name:   Avelina Dioces

Email:   AvelinaD@burnabynh.ca

Tel:       236-889-4065

Settlement Case Manager (Spanish / español / Hispanic)

Name:   Monica Tinajero Macarty

Email: MonicaM@burnabynh.ca

Tel:     236-878-9405 

Settlement Case Manager (Farsi / فارسی  | Dari/ دری) 

Name:  Arman Zamani 

Email: Armanz@burnabynh.ca

Tel:    604-657-2163 

Settlement Case Manager (Vietnamese)

Name:   Duy T

Email: DuyT@burnabynh.ca

Tel:     604-396-6955 

Settlement Caseworker (Farsi / فارسی  | Dari/ دری / Pashtu ) 

Name:  Parisa Saqib

Email: parisas@burnabynh.ca

Tel:     236-878-6295 

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Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a charitable, non-profit organization, located on the traditional, unceded territories of Coast Salish people – the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations

We are a volunteer driven community-funded agency with a unique focus on neighbours supporting neighbours.

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