Welcome To NewToBC

NewToBC is all about making connections. It is a library settlement initiative that connects newcomer immigrants and refugees with essential settlement information, public libraries, other service provider organizations, and, ultimately, BC communities. NewToBC plays a unique role in the settlement sector by offering services that are responsive to the evolving needs of newcomers, that complement and raise awareness about resources and services offered by public libraries and other service provider organizations, and that support BC communities as they welcome growing newcomer populations.

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A Champion Shares Six Things She Learned from the Library Champions Project

June 16, 2021

It’s Never Too Late to Fulfill a Lifelong Dream Being a librarian was my first dream profession when I was teenager. Later my career took a different path and this dream was, for a time, forgotten. I have worked all over the world, and then moved to Langley after my…

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Relevant library and settlement news is updated here each week.
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June 3, 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Month

National Indigenous Peoples Day is recognized on June 21st.  Surrey Libraries is recognizing this day by making June National Indigenous Peoples Month. Celebrated in Canada every 21 June, National Indigenous Peoples Day is an official day of celebration to recognize […] read more

June 21, 2021

Maple Ridge author shares real-life story to inspire women in business

A Maple Ridge author has shared her perspective in a new book about women in business – a collaboration of real-life stories written by women,… read more

June 20, 2021

English Practice Groups @CPL

Join the facilitators and other language learners for a conversation using Zoom. You’ll need a computer with a webcam, headphones and a microphone, or a smartphone… read more

June 20, 2021

‘I Am Your Neighbour And You Don’t Know My Story’

She came to Canada in the footsteps of revolutionaries: a 10-year-old girl on an 18-hour flight, imagining. She imagined a country that would be different… read more

June 18, 2021

Canada border restrictions extended to July 21

Canada will be extending its restrictions on international travellers until July 21. read more

June 15, 2021

Virtual Richmond Hiring Conference takes place June 22 – 25

Are you looking for a career change, or are you at the beginning of your employment journey? The pandemic may have changed the job seekers’… read more

June 15, 2021

VPD adds forms in various languages for reporting anti-Asian racism

The Vancouver Police Department website now provides online forms for reporting racist or hate incidents and crimes in Chinese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, as well… read more

Public libraries and community agencies offer numerous free events.
This event listing is updated each week. Visit often to see what’s going on!

Jun 22 2021

Richmond Hiring Conference

Join us for a series of three live workshops, where you’ll be introduced to valuable employment resources available at the library, discuss how to prepare for a virtual hiring event, and learn resume-writing tips. This conference is presented in partnership with WorkBC Employment Services.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 22, 2021
When: 10:00AM – 3:30PM
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Jun 23 2021

Active Witnessing (Bystander Webinar)

Join this community webinar to learn the tools that will equip and empower you to shift from being a passive witness to an active witness. Learn about the bystander effect, the four levels of witnessing, and effective words and actions that you can put into practice.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 23, 2021
When: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Jun 24 2021

Career with Purdys Chocolatier

Where: Virtual
Date: June 24, 2021
When: 1:00 PM
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Jun 25 2021

Richmond Hiring Conference

Join the Richmond Library for a series of three live workshops, where you’ll be introduced to valuable employment resources available at the library, discuss how to prepare for a virtual hiring event, and learn resume-writing tips. This conference is presented in partnership with WorkBC Employment Services.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 25, 2021
When: Time10:00AM – 3:30PM
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Jun 30 2021

English Conversation Circle @Surrey Libraries

Practice speaking English as we discuss an interesting topic each week in a fun and friendly online group setting. Sign up for this 6 week series. All adult English language learners are welcome. For this online program, we’ll be using Microsoft Teams. What you’ll need: a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam; or your smartphone, or iPad/tablet.

Where: Virtual
Date: June 30, 2021
When: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Jul 7 2021

Introduction to BC Housing

Where: Virtual
Date: July 7, 2021
When: 10-11:30AM
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Jul 8 2021

Preteen English Conversation Group @Surrey Libraries

This program is for preteens ages 10-12. Registration required.

Where: Virtual
Date: July 8, 2021
When: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Jul 8 2021

How to Talk to Your Kids about Race and Racism

Join our webinars to better understand different forms of racism, how kids learn about race and racism, and how families can start talking to them about it in a safe, inclusive, and supportive way.

Where: Virtual
Date: July 8, 2021
When: 10:00am – 11:00am
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