Langley Community Services Society
Join our free programs for newcomers with Permanent Resident (PR) status.
Click here for the: September 2021 SIS Monthly Calendar
Conversation Circles are for practicing everyday conversational English in a fun and relaxed environment with a focus on speaking and listening. No homework, no tests, no stress! Come to meet friends from different countries and build your connections. Learn about places in the community and go on field trips for real experiences (such as the library, recreation centre and supermarket). This is a safe place to share your stories, encourage each other and have fun together.
Some of the topics include Canadian Culture, Telephone Etiquette, Ordering at the Restaurant, and Health & Wellness.
Low Level- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00am-11:00am
High Level- Tuesdays, 1:15pm-2:15pm
Engaging Women is a social circle for immigrant women to meet friends, build a support network, and learn new skills, such as cooking delicious multicultural recipes. Join our safe space for women to share your stories and find resources available in the community. You will gain a better understanding of how to effectively communicate and integrate in the community as well as achieve their personal goals.
Some of the topics include Self-Care, Stress & Time Management, Recipes Around the World, and Canadian Workplace Culture.
Throughout the year, we have nursing practicum students who present on women’s health education in simple English on topics such as Screening for Breast Cancer, Perimenopause & Menopause, and Women’s Health & Nutrition.
Schedule: Thursdays, 1:15pm-2:15pm
Seniors on the Move Are you an immigrant senior age 55+? Come join us to meet new friends and share your stories! This is a fun way to practice your English and learn about resources in the community. Connect with other seniors from around the world in a safe and supportive environment. You will learn about important topics, such as Frauds & Scams, Health & Wellness, and Canadian Culture. Highlights of the program include field trips to the park, recreation centre, and gardening in our backyard.
Schedule: Mondays, 3:15pm-4:15pm
Youth in the House is a program for immigrant youth to empower their participation and engagement within the community. Through conversation circles, information is provided on a variety of topics, such as Canadian Culture and Multiculturalism, Substance Use, Volunteering, and Financial Literacy. This is a great opportunity for you to build connections with others, chat and have fun, and equip yourself with knowledge and resources in the community.
Schedule: To be announced
Financial Literacy will benefit participants through different financial skills that they can incorporate into everyday decision making. They will learn how to participate in the economy as knowledgeable and responsible citizens with an understanding of the impact of their economic choices. Topics covered include Understanding Basic Money Management, Understanding Borrowing and Interest Rates, Canadian Mortgage Rules, and Staying Financially Stable.
Schedule: To be announced
Canada Connects matches newcomer clients and/or families with volunteers who they can share experiences with and learn from. Volunteers are Canadians or immigrants who are settled in the community. The matches may speak the same language, share hobbies and interests, or be willing to make new connections. Newcomers are supported by volunteers to build connections, learn about community resources, and share each other’s experiences and cultures. Volunteers will support newcomers in meeting their settlement, integration, and inclusion goals.
Schedule: Ongoing intakes
Please contact us for updates on whether the programs are running online through Zoom or are held in-person during COVID-19.
For more information and registration, please contact Joohye at 604-534-7921 Ext. 1204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LCSS Community Engagement program is generously funded by: