MOSAIC Free Community Activities: October 16 – 31

Canadian Citizenship Preparation (English with Mandarin support)

Join us for a two-day workshop to prepare for Canadian citizenship! The sessions will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Free service. Registration required.

¸ October 18 & 25, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

þ Tommy Douglas Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway

‘ Angel 604 254 9626 ext 2121 || [email protected]

Canadian Citizenship Preparation

Join us for a two-day workshop to prepare for Canadian citizenship! The sessions will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff. We will talk about topics such as Canada’s history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Free service. Registration required.

¸ October 22 & 29, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

þ MOSAIC #200A-7134 King George Blvd., Surrey

‘ Aida 604 318 6971 || [email protected]

Financial Literacy (Arabic/English)

Know about identity theft and how you can protect your personal information. Find out what is fraud, the methods used and how to prevent it from happening to you. Also learn about the difference between credit cards and prepaid cards, and the advantages and disadvantages of them.

¸ October 24, 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm

þ MOSAIC #200A-7134 King George Blvd., Surrey

‘ Fairuz or Aida 778 591 9334 || [email protected] or [email protected]

English Conversation Circle

Increase your vocabulary, learn how to make small talk, answer simple questions on the phone and improve your spoken English skills. Make new friends and learn about the community and Canadian culture.

¸ Thursdays, August 22, 2019 – February 27, 2020, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

þ MOSAIC #200A-7134 King George Blvd., Surrey

‘ Aida or Fairuz 604 318 6971 or 778 591 9334 || [email protected] or [email protected]

Culture Smart Conversation Circle (Citizenship)

·         For permanent residents applying for citizenship in the next 1-2 years

·         Should have at least CLB 4 speaking and Listening to participate in the conversation

·         Topics: Canadian geography, climate, history, civic life, rights & responsibilities of Canadian citizens based on the Discover Canada guide

·         Not a citizenship test preparation workshop

·         Light refreshments and bus tickets will be provided

·         Facilitator: Pia Kolba

¸ Fridays, October 11 – November 22, 2:00 – 4:00 pm (no session on Nov 15)

þ MOSAIC Head Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver

‘ Shaima 604 254 9626 ext 1021 || [email protected]

Navigating Healthcare System (Cantonese/Mandarin)

Learn more about BC healthcare system and what to do in a medical emergency. This workshop is for seniors and conducted by Barbara Ho (Chief Nursing Officer and Health Director for iCON – InterCultural Online Health Network) in Cantonese and Mandarin.

¸ October 28, 10:30 am– 12:00 pm

þ MOSAIC Head Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver

‘ Daisy 604 254 9626 ext 1005 || [email protected]

MOVING AHEAD PROGRAM

Canadian Citizenship (Farsi)

·         Introduction to Canadian Citizenship

¸ October 16, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

þ MOSAIC Highgate Office, 310-7155 Kingsway, Burnaby

‘ Rafi 604 636 4712 ext 114 || [email protected]

Children’s Rights in Canada (English/Tigrinya)

·         What does the law say about parents’ responsibilities?

·         Child’s right

·         What is abuse?

·         Who is responsible for protecting children in B.C.?

·         What happens if someone tells the Ministry your child is abused or neglected?

·         Investigation

·         Your rights in the investigation

·         Can the Ministry take your child away?

·         Rights and Responsibilities of Young People

¸ October 19, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

þ MOSAIC Highgate Office, 310-7155 Kingsway, Burnaby

‘ Asmait 604 636 4712 ext 102 || [email protected]

Basic Law Knowledge (Swahili)

·         Law in Canada

·         Where do Canadians get their ideas about the law?

·         The Law is for Everyone

·         Everybody is equal before the Law

·         Everybody has right to fair trial

·         Innocent Until Proven Guilty

·         The Courts Are Separate from the Government

·         Criminal Law and Civil Law

·         Consequence of breaking the law

¸ October 25, 10 am – 12 pm

þ MOSAIC Highgate Office, 310-7155 Kingsway, Burnaby

‘ Gidion 604 636 4712 ext 118 or 604 726 1741|| [email protected]

English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

Practice your English and learn more about life in Canada in a friendly, welcoming environment! Childminding available. Every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 pm, make connections and become more comfortable speaking in English through activities and conversations. Open to all refugee claimants, any English level welcome.

¸ Tuesdays, October 9 – November 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

þ MOSAIC Head Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver

‘ Katherine 604 254 9626 || [email protected]

Drop-In English Conversation Circle for Work Permit Holders

·        Learn effective communication skills and practice workplace English

·        Familiarize yourself with Canadian workplace culture

·        Meet new people and have meaningful conversations

¸ Mondays, October 21 – December 23 (excluding statutory holidays), 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

þ MOSAIC Head Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver

‘ Rey 604 438 8214 || [email protected]

MULTICULTURAL WOMEN’S GROUP

English Conversation Circle for Persian-Speaking Women

Join this free conversation circle for women to improve your English. Persian-speaking volunteer assistants provide support to Persian-speaking women of all English levels. Topics are relevant to everyday life and are chosen by the group.

¸ Tuesdays, 10 am – 2 pm

þ MOSAIC Head Office, 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver

‘ Mehrzad 604 254 9626 ext 1013 || [email protected]

SENIORS CLUB ACTIVITIES

Activities at MOSAIC 5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver

English Conversation Circle (Beginner) **

When:  Thursdays, September 5-Dec 12, 10 am-12 pm

Holistic Stretching and Patting Acupressure Exercise **

When:  Mondays, September 9-Dec 9, 8:30 am-9:30 am

Knitting Circle

When:   Tuesdays, September 17-November 19, 1-3 pm

Activities at MOSAIC 5902 Kingsway, Burnaby

English Conversation Circle

When: Thursdays, September 19-November 14, 9:30-11:30 am

Activities at Brentwood Community Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby

English Conversation Circle

When: Fridays, September 20-November 15, 1-3 pm       

Qigong

When: Fridays, September 20-November 15, 9-10 am

Tai Chi

When: Fridays, September 20-November 15, 10:30 am-12 pm

Contact: Jennifer 604 218 7347 or [email protected]

            **Daisy 604 254 9626 ext 1005 or [email protected]

LGBTQ

I Belong Counselling Support Group for LGBTQ Newcomers

Meet new people, make friends and participate in fun activities! Registered clinical counsellors will provide this group counselling session. Language support provided by volunteers (please contact us in advance to ensure that we have a volunteer who speaks your language).

¸ October 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

‘ Kiana 604 254 9626 || [email protected]

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