Information rack cards in Simplified Chinese and Korean
English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program
The English as a Second Langauge Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP) is a one-to-one tutoring program. We are partnered with Okanagan College and work with other community groups to provide support, advocacy, and one-to-one tutoring and classes for immigrants who are adapting to life in Canada.Revelstoke Multicultural Society
An organization of volunteers that fosters cultural awareness, appreciation and inclusiveness in Revelstoke by celebrating the community’s multicultural heritage and diversity, creating opportunities to learn about and appreciate cultures here and afar, and promoting and supporting related community planning and services. People of all ethnicities and cultures are welcomed.
EnglishRevelstoke Settlement Services
A service to support newcomers to Canada living in Revelstoke. Provided through Okanagan College & funded by WelcomeBC. This free service will work with you to identify your settlement needs and help with your successful integration into the community.
firstname.lastname@example.org 250-837-4235 ext. 6502
Central Okanagan Immigrant Employment Service
The staff at COIES focuses on providing services to assist our clients to successfully find work. These services include effective use of job search tools such as resumes and cover letters, job search and interview preparation workshops, and on-going employment counselling and support including foreign credential assessment assistance
http://www.vdiss.com/coies/index.htmImmigrant Services Society
Vernon & District Immigrant Services Society (VDISS) is a non-profit society, assisting Immigrants, Newcomers, Refugees, Visible Minorities and First Generation Canadians and their families with their settlement and integration into Canadian society. We offer services in English, Français, Español, Deutsch, Bisaya, Tagalog and Chinese.
250 542 4612Intercultural Society of the Central Okanagan
Our mandate is to ensure access to language training, settlement and any other training or services to assist immigrants to participate fully in Canadian society.
http://www.interculturalkelowna.com/index.phpKelowna Community Resources - Settlement and Integration Services
Settlement and Integration assists new immigrants to Canada to identify and assess their needs and barriers, and provides newcomers with information, options, and referrals to relevant services and resources within the community.
BC Newcomers Guide (2009 Edition)
The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide has information that will help newcomers settle in B.C. in their first few months after arrival. Inside you will find information about topics such as housing, banking, health care, education, cars and driving, employment and business, the legal system, government and citizenship, and much more. This resource was designed to support the settlement process for newcomers who have already arrived in British Columbia. At this time we are unable to accommodate requests for distribution outside of the province.
English, French, Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Farsi, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, VietnameseBC Seniors' Guide
Contains information on the programs and benefits available to seniors in British Columbia.
Downloadable PDF in English, Chinese, Punjabi and FrenchBritish Columbia Services Society
Operating information and referral services in Greater Vancouver and British Columbia by providing information on, and referring persons to government, private or community services and resources.
Phone translationsCanada's food guide
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide has been translated into 10 different languages in addition to English and French! Learning more about Canada's Food Guide will help you and your family know how much food you need, what types of foods are better for you, and the importance of physical activity in your day.
14 LanguagesHealth Link BC
Health Link BChelps you learn about health topics, check your symptoms and find the health services and resources that you need for healthy living. Call 8-1-1 to consult with a nurse, pharmacist or dietitian or visit HealthLinkBC.ca for easy access to help you find the health services you need, closest to where you live.
Dial 8-1-1 or (604) 215-8110
130 Languages interpreted by phone. Online translated materials and books in French, Chinese, Punjabi and Farsi.Provincial Language Services
The Provincial Language Service (PLS), a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), strengthens organizations to provide services to the linguistically and culturally diverse public. Offers translation, interpreting, training and consulting services across BC. Cost recovery.
(604) 675-4099 or 1-877-BC TALKS (228-2557)
Provides interpreting and translation services in over 150 languages for a fee..Richmond Public Library
Citizenship online resources
English and French Citizenship practice testS.U.C.C.E.S.S.
A 24 Hour Information Hotline Service. The Hotline will be a library of pre-recorded messages that will provide practical settlement-related information for new Canadians in Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Korean.
General inquiries: 604-684-1628
Multilingual Info: 604.687.6300
Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi and KoreanSociety of Translators and Interpretors of BC
The goals of the S.T.I.B.C. are to promote the interests of translators and interpreters in British Columbia and to serve the public by providing both a Code of Ethics that members of the S.T.I.B.C. agree to observe and a system of certification for translators and interpreters. Our Certified professionals benefit from occupational title protection in British Columbia.
604-684-2940Surrey Public Library
"A Look at Canada" with Questions and Answers translated to Fars, Punjabi, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Urdu, Hindi and Vietnamese. "Discover Canada" in French and EnglishTenant Survival Guide
The Tenant Survival Guide is intended to give tenants a basic understanding of residential tenancy law in British Columbia.
Info Line: 1.800.665.1185
19 Languages (some important publications are translated: " Five ways to protect yourself"; "Tenant Info Phamplet"; "What Everyone Needs to Know, Resident Tenancy Fact Sheet" Phone service is English only, Website is EnglishThe Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service
Worried about drug and alcohol use? Whether it's for yourself or someone you care about, you can call us for information, options and support.
Phone translations (have multilingual staff and use 'CanTalk' for a three way phone conversationThe Problem Gambling Help Line
The Problem Gambling Help Line provides free confidential help from trained professionals who won't judge you, who understand, and who can help you work out ways to reduce the problems associated with gambling. Services are available across BC.
Phone translationsThe Shelter and Street Help Line
The Shelter and Street Help Line calls Lower Mainland shelters twice per day, and publishes the Shelter List, which details available shelter beds and mats for women, men, youth and families. The Shelter List covers Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Langley, North and West Vancouver, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Tri-Cities, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission,and Hope.
Phone translationsVictim Link
The VictimLINK Line provides immediate crisis support for victims of family and sexual violence, and help for all other victims of crime. Trained Victim Service Workers provide support, information and referral to a range of programs and services across BC and the Yukon.
Phone interpretorsWelcome BC
WelcomeBC.ca is a no-nonsense, one-stop website for newcomers, the agencies that serve them, and the communities they select as home. If you haven't arrived here yet, or are looking for ways to join us, this website can help you too. Anyone thinking of living, working, studying or investing in B.C. can find what they need from this reliable government website.
1 800 663-7867
EnquiryBC@gov.bc.caYouth Against Violince
The Youth Against Violence Line is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people across BC to report crime or violent incidents, or to talk through any type of problem with a supportive person. We can help with things like:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The screens and approves for admission, immigrants, foreign students, visitors and temporary workers who help Canada’s social and economic growth.Government of Canada - Immingration Portal
Immigration Portal and Welcome to Canada Website Language Assessment optionsInstitute for Canadian Citizens
A national, non-profit organization that has a variety of programs to ensure new citizens are welcomed and included as equals, and to create meaningful connections among all Canadian citizens.
- The Cultural Access Pass provides complimentary admission to nearly 1000 of Canada's cultural treasures from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
English and FrenchService Canada
Multi-language Government of Canada information. This information is also provided in English.
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