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.

Citizenship Class

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.

Youth Club

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.

Eligibility criteria

For immigrants, refugees, protected persons, temporary residents (refugee claimants, TFWs and international students), naturalized citizens and their children.

Can you access the program directly?

Yes. Including but not limited to other community or health professionals, other agencies.

Other referral options

Including but not limited to other community or health professionals, other agencies.

Other information

Contacts (Immigrants and Naturalized Citizens)

Jenny Lam
Senior Manager
604.572.4060 ext 1171
jenny.lam@options.bc.ca

Cindy Lee
Program Manager
604.596.4321
cindy.lee@options.bc.ca

Location

13520 - 78th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3W 8J6

 

Contact (Temporary Residents and Refugees)

Iris Solorzano
Program Manager
604.954.0482
iris.solorzano@options.bc.ca

Location

#305 10362 King George Blvd.
Surrey, BC V3T 2W5

604.954.0482

 

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