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Family Sponsorship

Thursday, March 7
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Do you have questions about sponsoring your family to immigrate to Canada? Join us in a free interactive discussion to learn about:

Eligibility of sponsor
Who can be sponsored
How to apply
Documents required, fees and processing time
Common issues

To register, please call 604-299-8955 or register online. For more information, call Mehrangiz Shahbuddin at 604-395-8000 or email

Read, Meet, Discuss at Metrotown: Brown by Kamal Al-Solaylee

Tuesday, October 30
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


“Brown proposes a cohesive racial identity and politics for the millions of people from the Global South and provides a timely context for the frictions and anxieties around immigration and multiculturalism that have led to the rise of populist movements in Europe and the election of Donald Trump.

Brown is packed with storytelling and on-the-street reporting conducted ever two years in ten countries on four continents that reveals a multitude of lives and stories from destinations as far apart as the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines the United States, Britain, Trinidad, France, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Qatar, and Canada.” — Publisher.

Join us for a librarian-led discussion about Brown: what being brown in the world means (to Everyone) by Kamal Al-Solaylee.

This program is free, but space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch 2nd floor Reference Desk or by calling 604-436-5400.

Registration for this program opens on September 25.

Once registered, bring your library card on, or after, September 25, to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch 2nd floor Reference Desk.

Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.