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News and Events at NewToBC


The NewToBC Blog covers a range of topics important to new immigrants and their settlement. Learn about library resources and services, check out cultural holidays and festivals, read about a new hobby, find things to do with your children, explore workshop and training options. NewToBC posts two blogs per month. Visit often or subscribe to have the blog delivered to your inbox!

Immigrant Demographics Across Communities

January 30, 2024

The Changing Face of BC: Immigrant Demographics Across Communities. In British Columbia, where immigration plays a significant role, communities are experiencing remarkable demographic shifts. From Abbotsford to West Vancouver, immigrants are shaping the landscape and contributing to growth and development.

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The Power of Mentorship

January 24, 2024

January marks Mentoring Month. In a diverse country like Canada, mentorship becomes a crucial bridge for newcomers seeking assistance in carving out their career paths or settling into their new educational endeavors. A mentor can be a source of insight and feedback, aiding you in navigating the challenges of your…

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Culturally Appropriate Counselling & Crisis Support Services in BC

December 22, 2023

Mental Health Statistics for Newcomers Newcomers report significantly higher levels of anxiety and depression compared with those born in Canada. According to a new study they are much less likely to seek help for their mental-health challenges. The report, released by Mental Health Research Canada, found that up…

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A Journey of Connection: From Colombia to Canada

December 12, 2023

My name is Erika Natarajan and I am happy to share my story. I hold a master’s degree in ecology and am a practicing biologist. My passion for biology took root in my childhood home, where a spacious patio adorned with numerous plants and inhabited by various insects sparked my…

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