English Language Services for Adults (ELSA)

Category: Outreach & Services.

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:
  • Learn every day English
  • Develop employment skills
  • Use a computer
  • Learn about Canadian culture and history
  • Make friends with other newcomers
There are a variety of classes that... Read More

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Public Transportation

Category: Outreach & Services.

  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

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Find a Settlement Agency / Find a Place to live

Category: Outreach & Services.

Settlement Agencies

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:

CHIMO Crisis Services

CHIMO serves offers crisis, transition and education... Read More

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Register Your Child for School/Child Tax Credit

Category: Outreach & Services.

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

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Film Screenings

Category: Outreach & Services.

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 aht@rcav.org [one_half padding="0 40px 0 0"]

Red Light Green Light

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  Every resident of British Columbia must register for the BC Health Insurance, known as the Medical Services Plan or MSP. Enrollment of MSP is mandatory for all... Read More

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