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
Spirit Dayis designed to celebrate the Grade Seven students of our Archdiocese and has grown tremendously since the inaugural event in February 2005. This event will get participants excited about receiving the Sacrament of... Read More
Starting out in a new city may be hard and frightening. You may not know where to start or the type of services that are available. You can get information about your community, jobs, language training and much more from Settlement Agencies.
Some of the main Settlement Agencies in the Lower Mainland are:
Registering Your Children For School:
Education is very important to most Canadians. The education system in Canada has three levels. Children usually go to elementary school from ages five to 12 and to secondary school (high school) from ages 13 to 17 or 18. After secondary school, students can go on to post secondary study at colleges, technical schools and universities.
In BC all children between the ages of 5 and 16 must go to school. Public elementary and secondary (high)... Read More
The Archdiocese will provide the RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT and Chosen, DVD’s for screenings of these important documentaries.
Please encourage your parish to host a screening and invite fellow parishioners, family and friends to attend and learn more about our moral teachings and how as Catholics we are asked to respond.
To book a screening email@example.com
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