Community Settlement Dialogues for Newcomers, Libraries and Service Providers
February 27
City Centre Library

Now in BC: Community Settlement Dialogues for Newcomers, Libraries, and Service Providers

Presented by NewToBC - the Library Link for Newcomers

An initiative of Public Library InterLINK

Why should you attend?

Canada welcomes about 300,000 immigrants and refugees each year. Come, learn, and discuss how these newest residents are shaping your community. Where did they come from? What are their backgrounds? What contributions are they making? What challenges are they facing? How does this impact library and community services? How does it impact how we work together?

What will we do at the sessions?

  • Explore Census 2016 data and the demographics of your community
  • Hear first-hand settlement experiences from newcomers themselves
  • Learn what others are doing to meet the needs of our newest residents
  • Share information about the programs and services your agency provides
  • Connect and discuss immigrant settlement and integration issues with library staff, other community service providers, newcomers and city staff
  • Walk away better informed, better connected and inspired

Who should attend?

  • Front-line settlement, language, and employment service staff
  • Program and service planners
  • Agency volunteers
  • Board members

Who else will be there?

  • Library staff
  • Library volunteers and Board members
  • City staff
  • Library champions (newcomers)
  • Other community service providers

Many sessions are being offered, with the Surrey session taking place:

  • Tuesday, February 27 // 9:30pm – 12:00pm
  • ​City Centre Library

Find out more, including other sessions around Metro Vancouver: