Community Connections provides immigrant and refugee newcomers in Surrey and Delta with tools and knowledge necessary to establish themselves in Canada.
Choose to Move
Funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland and supported by the University of British Columbia research team, newcomer seniors are supported to increase their physical fitness level, social connections and independence. Language support in their first language is provided.
Newcomers preparing for the citizenship test gain information and support they need for the test.
Girls Got Game
Immigrant and refugee girls gain self-confidence and leadership skills through physical literacy and activities.
Newcomer Language Classes
One-on-one tutoring services and group language classes help newcomers to Canada learn English for settlement, integration and inclusion in the new community. Activity-based language classes offer fun and practical ways to learn English in a relaxed setting. Activities include: singing, cooking, arts & crafts, TED Talk presentations, using APP and social media, current events, discussions and debates.
Newcomer Volunteer Support
Newcomers have access to volunteer opportunities to gain Canadian work experience and build an employment-relevant network.
Safe Relationships Project
Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, supported by the Kwantlen Polytechnic University research team and in partnership with MOSAIC, the Safe Relationships Project offers guidance and support to newcomer youth and their caregivers in understanding and navigating safe relationships in culturally diverse communities. It also encourages open communication between youth and parents to close the generational and cultural gap between them.
Newcomer youth receive support in a group setting to gain social, life and leadership skills for integration and inclusion in the new community. Workshops for parents will supplement Youth Club activities to put parents, youth and youth workers on the same page. These workshops will not only be educational and informative for the parents, but they will also ensure their engagement with parental support. There will be some one-on-one personalized support to meet the individual needs of some youth.
For immigrants, refugees, protected persons, temporary residents (refugee claimants, TFWs and international students), naturalized citizens and their children.
Can you access the program directly?
Contacts (Immigrants and Naturalized Citizens)
Contact (Temporary Residents and Refugees)
#305 10362 King George Blvd.
Surrey, BC V3T 2W5