Subject: ISSofBC eNews Ocotber 2016--ISSofBC honoured by royal visit to Welcome Centre

ISSofBC eNews October, 2016 
ISSofBC honoured by royal visit to Welcome Centre
ISSofBC welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as part of the royal tour to ISSofBC Welcome Centre Sunday, September 25.

To mark the royal tour Trudeau announced the Government of Canada would donate $50,000 to ISSofBC as an official gift closely aligned with Their Royal Highnesses’ interests and charitable undertakings.


ISSofBC awards record number of bursaries for newcomers at AGM

ISSofBC held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Welcome Centre September 29 awarding a record number of four newcomer bursaries to pursue post secondary education in BC.
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Syrian youth make recommendations on settlement needs in BC

Close to 60 Arabic speaking Syrian youth gathered together for an inaugural consultation to share experiences of settling in Canada and make recommendations on settlement needs in BC.
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Career conference deepens understanding of alternative careers

Over 100 newcomer job seekers together with nine employers and three regulators connected for a day of talks and discussions about alternative careers for tech professionals. 
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ISSofBC welcomes newcomers to Coquitlam at City Hall

Newcomers had a chance to sit in the mayor’s chair and learn the ins and outs of the City of Coquitlam during the annual Welcome to Coquitlam event October 12.
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ISSofBC opens new site near Metrotown providing LINC classes

The new office, located at 6140 McKercher Avenue in Burnaby, offers morning and afternoon classes, settlement services once a week, and five on-site childcare spots in the morning.

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Video highlights ISSofBC Welcome Centre opening

The public can now experience the opening of ISSofBC Welcome Centre - our integrated housing and support services for newcomers destined to BC.
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Refugee Readiness Hub helps Syrian resettlement process in BC

ISSofBC in partnership with the Province of British Columbia have created the Refugee Readiness Hub to assist individuals and refugee-serving organizations in the resettlement process.

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