Thursday, January 17, 2013

Community News

Helping Families Cope

Immigrant parents offered free classes starting on Jan 29

Submitted by Lynn Gibson, CCS


ew Canadians families can face some challenges settling. In light of that, Lynn Gibson, Settlement and Activity Worker for Immigrant Services at CCS, wanted Voice readers to know about some of the excellent and free immigrant orientation programs they’ll be offering in upcoming months.


One of the main programs being offered is a 8-session group forum called Teens in Canada which is geared toward helping parents understand how peer pressure, bullying, and body changes affect their teenage children.


Discussions will cover a wide range of topics including; legal and law issues, internet safety and report cards.


There are short programs available, including a Drop-in Computer Class, Driver Education, WOW (Women of the World) and Healthy Living.


They are also offering new immigrant orientation programs throughout January, February and March featuring guest speakers covering issues like; settlement and adjustment, employment, Canadian culture, the school system, women's shelters and post-secondary education.


The course runs January 29 to March 12 from 12:30 P.M. to 2 P.M. at 9214 Mary St. Pre-registration is required for this class and free childcare. For more information, e-mail here or call 604-393-3251


Photo: Lynn Gibson at her display during Multiculturalism Week at City Hall last November.




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