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The NSIIP is a coalition of community agencies and institutions focused on improving the settlement and integration of new immigrants into the community. Originally known as the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee, the Committee led many initiatives to enhance the inclusive nature of the North Shore. In 2014, NSIIP became one of 19 Local Immigration Partnerships across BC whose aim is to enhance collaboration, coordination and strategic planning at the local level to make communities more welcoming and inclusive. For more information, please contact the North Shore Multicultural Society at http://nsms.ca/  or go to www.nsiip.ca

A Guide to Voting: a Literacy Practiitoners Workbook for Voting in the 2015 Federal Election

A resource to help you engage your adult learners in civic literacy in advance of the October 2015 federal election. The information, links and suggested activities will help you talk to your students about why voting is important and how they can participate.

The BC Newcomer's Guide can give the information individuals and families need to settle in BC quickly and easily.

This is a resource guide for new immigrants planning their arrival or who have recently chosen to live in North and West Vancouver, BC, Canada. The guide provides information about resources, services and programs helpful to newcomers arriving in the community.

A site where newcomers can find legal information and community resources in their own language. Features publications in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

New to BC unites 10 public library systems in Metro Vancouver to help connect newcomers with programs and services in their community.

Focusing on settlement and integration programs and services for new immigrants, the Multicultural Society offers resources such as events, workshops, volunteer opportunities, employment and youth services, translation services, an English-learning centre, and a useful list of outside resources (including multilingual legal publications).

North Shore Neighbourhood house works with a number of other organizations to ensure the house is culturally inclusive and welcoming. Child care, supportive services, They offer programs for new immigrants.

Published weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, distributed to the Greater Vancouver area, Victoria and Calgary. Their website contains links to other Iranian resources, news sites, Iranian online magazines, and larger Iranian newspaper publications.