The Refugee Sponsorship Program is a humanitarian service that assists persons fleeing from persecution and violence in their home countries. It aims to minister to marginalized families as they resettle in a new country with a culture that is different from theirs. Refugee sponsorship entails a 12 month commitment in which the pastor, parishioners who set up a settlement committee and in some cases family members who work together to set... Read More
Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of... Read More
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is actively involved in the ecumenical dialogue and promotes the initiatives that help Christians grow together in faith, love and service to society. The Decree on Ecumenism (cf. UR 4-5) affirms that all Catholics are called to foster unity with other Christians. Likewise, we are increasing our initiatives to improve... Read More
Second-hand and consignment stores sell used clothing, furniture and other household items, usually very cheaply. Sometimes you can bargain to bring down the price. If you are just starting out, this is usually a good way to find things that you need to get by.
Quality food may be difficult to come across, when first getting started. QUEST Food Exchange is BC’s largest non-for-profit exchange program, offering access to affordable and... Read More
You may have had a chance to try out the English learning links introduced at the beginning.
ELSA is English Language Services for Adults. The ELSA program is free for all sponsored refugees.
ELSA classes are programmed to help newcomers to:
If you do not have your license or access to a vehicle you can use public transportation to get around. These include: buses, the sky train and the sea bus. You need exact change for transit fare or a Read More