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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!

Are the Words or Phrases You’re Using Racist?

May 11, 2022

The way we use words matters. Words are powerful tools that can build people up or tear them down. 

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How Libraries in BC Can Help Refugees from Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Other Countries Around the World

April 30, 2022

As Canada continues to bring immigrants and refugees from around the world, we want to highlight the roles that libraries in BC take in helping newcomers adapt to their new life. At NewToBC, we know that Libraries in countries around the world can be quite different. We work hard to…

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4 Reasons Why World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Should be Celebrated

April 20, 2022

May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Canada’s growth was, and is, driven by the diverse cultures that have come to call this country, home. Our multiculturalism and diversity are legally protected. This has given each of us an opportunity to learn and grow intellectually,…

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Sikh Heritage Month in BC: 4 Ways to Celebrate

March 29, 2022

April is known as “Sikh Heritage Month” in Canada; an opportunity to celebrate the contributions and aspirations of all Sikh-Canadians and develop a greater understanding of a rich, unique, and diverse heritage. British Columbia is privileged to be the home to one of the largest Sikh populations outside of India.

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