How NewToBC Connects Newcomers to Information

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What is NewToBC?

NewToBC connects new immigrants to the information they need to settle in BC. NewToBC does this in three unique ways.

  1. The Library Champions Project (LCP) is a volunteer program for immigrants. Through a series of training sessions, Library Champions learn about library and settlement services, programs, and resources. They also build communication and presentation skills, learn about different cultures, gain volunteer experience and local references, increase their confidence, develop a deeper understanding of their new community, and make friends and connections. Trained Library Champions share this knowledge and help other newcomers access library and settlement programs and services.

    Each year, the NewToBC team delivers training to 200+ people in communities across BC. Since the program started in 2013, more than 2,300 newcomers have been trained as Library Champions. To date, Library Champions have reached out and provided library and settlement information to more than 116,500 other newcomers!

    To download a PDF version of project highlights, click here: Library Champions Project Highlights.

  2. The NewToBC team updates this website and its online resources to ensure immigrants and the people who help immigrants have access to accurate and up-to-date settlement information. The team works with its library and community partners to regularly review and update these resources. Library, settlement and immigration news and events are sourced and posted each week. Regularly updated resources include:
  1. NewToBC uses social media to support newcomers to actively participate in their communities. New immigrants and others follow our channels to learn about and register for workshops, language and employment training, festivals, concerts, job fairs, and more! The NewToBC social media channels have thousands of followers. The team posts daily to Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn. Start following us today!

NewToBC acknowledges and extends appreciation for the opportunity to work in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples across British Columbia. 

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