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President of the BC Mongolian Community Society, Logan, does his best to update people’s knowledge of Mongolia. When someone once asked if they rode horses to school, Logan laughed. He’s encountered many strange cultural questions in the seven years he’s resided in Canada. His purpose within th...

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VLIP honours those who sacrificed their lives in the name of a safe, just world. "These wars touched the lives of Canadians of all ages, all races, all social classes. Fathers, sons, daughters, sweethearts: they were killed in action, they were wounded, and thousands who returned were forced to ...

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We are thrilled to announce Farah Kotadia is joining the VLIP team as VLIP's new Co-Manager. Farah Kotadia has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, specifically in immigration and integration services. She began her non-prof...

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Vancouver Local Immigration Partnership and the City of Vancouver hosted an in-person and a virtual discussion session, Funding Vancouver’s Newcomer Services Sector, on Thurs. Sept. 29 and Thurs. Oct. 6.  This thought leadership event brought members of immigrant and newcomer serving sectors tog...

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By: Alemu N., IAT Member, Vancouver Local Immigration Partnership The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation specifically commemorates the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada. As a reminder, more than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend the schools from the 17th centu...

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Canada’s foreign credentialing system is a barrier to employment for newcomers to Canada. It’s an issue that has been a consistent for foreign trained professionals in regulated professions coming into Canada for a long time, with research and recommendations emerging in the last few...

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Fire Dragon Festival is back in Chinatown  Sat. Sept. 17, and they’re looking for volunteers to help support the festival. The event will bring the Chinatown community together past and present through the appreciation of intangible heritage. Volunteering with Vancouver Chinatown's Fire Dragon Fe...

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This July we asked members of our Immigrant Advisory Table for their reflections on being in Canada this Canada Day 2022. Special thanks to Alemu Nenko and Maggie Mak for hearing our call and sharing their journeys with us.         Alemu Sekora Nenko For my ...

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June is National Indigenous Heritage Month and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. As a newcomer, immigrant, refugee, or Canadian citizen, National Indigenous History Month is a good place for folks to start to learn about the hidden histories of Canada, but it shouldn’t stop after...

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World Refugee Day Recap

#WorldRefugeeDay recognizes people around the world who are forced to leave their homes and communities behind in search of a better life, free of violence. Since 1980, Canada has welcomed one million refugees, and continues to invest in infrastructure and services to support and welcome newcome...

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