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World Refugee Day: Take a Walk in My Shoes

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm) Vancouver Library Central Branch What is it like to flee persecution, having to leave your homeland and seek protection in another land? Find out the challenges and positive moments by participating in a simulated experience of a refugee’s journey to Canada and by experiencing how refugees […]

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The Shoe Project: Walk in Their Shoes

Would you be able to condense your life story into 600 words and narrate it in your second or third language to a room of strangers? That’s what 12 female immigrants will do for the Shoe Project: Walk in Their Shoes — a writing workshop-turned-performance piece making its West Coast premiere at the Museum of […]

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Apply now for ISSofBC bursaries!

Newcomers and refugee youth have until June 30, 2018 to apply for seven ISSofBC bursaries. Eligible applicants committed to their academic pursuits may apply for more than one bursary. 2018 MARIAN DEWITT BURSARY This bursary honours Marian Dewitt, a long serving ISSofBC Board Member since 1982 for her outstanding contribution to the immigrant community and to the […]

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Burnaby library celebrates World Refugee Day

By Chris Campbell, Burnaby Now | Burnaby residents are invited to celebrate World Refugee Day. Burnaby Public Library hosts an event at the Metrotown branch on June 19 at 7 p.m. with three world-renowned guest speakers. Martina Scholtens is a family doctor who served refugees at a Vancouver clinic and wrote a popular book about […]

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Newcomers Networking Event (Richmond)

Join Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants and Avia Employment Services for a networking event, where job seekers will have a chance to mingle and make connections with business representatives. This is an excellent chance to practice your networking skills and learn about job opportunities in a fun and casual environment!

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