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This page is updated each week with settlement and library related news. Visit this page frequently to stay current and build an understanding of your community.

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April 6, 2021

Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Our eighth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special shines a spotlight on heroes who have continued to work with courage, confidence and dedication every day of this pandemic, making vital contributions to improving the lives […] read more

April 10, 2021

Coquitlam Public Library goes fines-free for 2021

Don’t stress about overdue library books because Coquitlam Public Library is extending its fines-free policy for the rest of 2021. The Library first suspended overdue… read more

April 10, 2021

Canada needs to speed up the integration of skilled immigrants

About 18 months ago, I met Ashraf, when he responded to my click for an Uber. His sunny disposition was striking in contrast to his… read more

April 06, 2021

Teen Bookmark Challenge

This challenge is for ages 13-18. Are you interested in art and design? You could have your artwork published as an official… read more

April 06, 2021

Connect with the newcomer tech entrepreneur community and find support

Canada’s economy is fueled by immigration. We rely heavily on newcomers for talent, new businesses, and disposable income or investment. The Canadian tech ecosystem, in… read more

April 06, 2021

Heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic: 2021 Immigrant Women of Inspiration

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine | Our eighth annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ special shines a spotlight on heroes who have continued to work with courage,… read more

April 02, 2021

Anti-Asian racism challenges employers

Incidents of anti-Asian racism have been dominating the news the past couple of weeks, if not months. However, the issue is rooted further in the… read more

April 02, 2021

Many workers willing to reskill to shift careers

Nearly six in 10 (57 per cent) of Canadian workers are willing to reskill to get into a new career. More women (60 per cent)… read more

April 01, 2021

Anti-racism network launches new website

The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network Is launching a new website that will provide extensive resources to help people who find themselves impacted by racism. read more

March 27, 2021

Recruitment for the COVID-19 response: Upcoming opportunities

Canadian Red Cross is #hiring for COVID-19 vaccination clinics across British Columbia. The goal is to build and maintain teams who will take on various… read more

March 25, 2021

O’Reilly technical ebooks and video courses @NVCL

The library’s digital doors are always open. Here you can find and access e-books, magazines, newspapers, find resource guides, and tips… read more

March 25, 2021

How you can help combat hate crimes against Asian communities

The mass shooting that left eight dead in Atlanta, the majority of them Asian women who worked in spas, has left communities reeling after a… read more

March 25, 2021

North Shore libraries launch lendable laptop programs

Beginning March 18, cardholders at North Vancouver City Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library will be able to borrow from a collection of nearly 50… read more