Settlement Services


We provide settlement services in British Columbia (B.C.), which assist newcomers to succeed in their new lives in the province.

Who it’s for: Newcomers to Canada
Where:
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Cost:
Free
Who to contact for more information:  
Settlement workers (see below); Settlement Services Manager Susan at 604-879-7104 ext. 303

These services are funded by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.


Please be aware that for Settlement Services, you will need to bring your immigration documents and provide your date of birth.

Orientation and Information

Helps newcomers identify community resources and provides an overview of Canadian society and policies.

Information and Referral Services

Workshops and individual support to newcomers on issues such as housing, medical & health services, recreation, immigration, education and employment & social services.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with us is a good way to introduce you to Canadian society and gain valuable “Canadian experience” to facilitate getting a job.

Labour Market Sevices

Assists newcomers to find employment: assistance with writing resume, referral to job search programs, job fairs and more.

Immigrant Seniors and Settlement Workers

Workers provide the following: Client outreach, information and referral, group support, service linking, community integration and volunteer management.

Citizenship Test Preparation Class

This program prepares newcomers, who have already submitted their Canadian citizenship application, for the upcoming Citizenship Tests. The program is offered free in English.

“In September last year I came to your citizenship test preparation classes. I wanted to thank you very much as I passed my test on the 4th August this year. I’m sure this is because of the love and energy you put into your teaching. I think you provide an amazing service to our community. Also the ability to provide childcare during the class was a massive help.”

Who: Clients who are eligible to apply for Citizenship.
When: TBD
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Registration: Alma or Arely

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Canadian Systems & Culture

This program will explore varied issues that affect new immigrant families, and which will help them successfully resettle in Canada

Who it’s for: Current schedule is for Filipino or Syrian/Arab families
When: TBD
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Cost: Free
Contact: Alma (Filipino) or Silva (Syrian/Arab) at 604.879.7104


Community Kitchen for Syrian Refugees

Cooking program where Middle Eastern newcomers come together to prepare meals and eat together in a warm atmosphere. Free 1-2-3 JUMP! – a physical literacy program for children.

Contact: Contact Silva at 604.879.7104Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Cost:
Free


 Parenting Support Programs

 

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Conversation Circles and Life Skills

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Who: Arabic background immigrants
When: Every Saturday from October 29 till December 3rd
Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Cost: Free
Contact: Silva at 604.879.7104


Our Settlement Workers:

Kim Dang
Vietnamese/Asian Settlement Worker. Services are offered in Vietnamese and French. 604.879.7104 ext 312

Arely Rodriguez
Multicultural Settlement Worker. Services are offered in Spanish and English. 604.879.7104 ext 313

Wen Ren
Chinese & seniors settlement worker. 604.879.7104 ext 320

Annie Yu
Chinese Settlement Worker. Services are offered in Cantonese and Mandarin. 604.879.7104 ext 314

Alma Saplala
Filipino Settlement Worker.  Services are offered in Tagalog and English. 604.879.7104 ext 309

Silva Abkarian
Arabic Settlement Worker. Services are offered in Arabic and English. 604.879.7104 ext 320


Carmen Miranda-Barrios
Settlement Services Supervisor. 604.879.7104 ext 313