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Are you new to Canada? Join our free YMCA Connections ESL group for new immigrants!!

This group is for new immigrants to Canada living in Vancouver, Burnaby and Chilliwack. You must be a Permanent Resident to take part. Our programs are funded by Citizenship Immigration Canada (CIC).

Find out more at gv.ymca.ca/Join-the-YMCA/How-to-Join-Immigrant-Services 

Questions? Contact us at connections@gv.ymca.ca. 


ESL Conversation Clubs

Practice English and make new friends at our free drop in Conversation Clubs. There is a different topic each week about life and work in Canada. No registration required. You must bring your Permanent Resident card when you first attend. You can attend:

Vancouver Conversation Club at Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Steet. Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am and Thursday 5:30-7:00pm.

Conversations for Success at Brentwood Community Resouce Centre, 2055 Rosser Avenue. A 4 week registered course to practice English. Contact connections@gv.ymca.ca for next dates. 

Social and Educational Events

We organize free, fun activities and events in Vancouver, Burnaby and Chilliwack. Look out for our invitations from Eventbrite.ca and connections@gv.ymca.ca to register. 

Events include:

    Yoga classes

    Hiking with a professional guide

    Photography workshops

    Music concerts

    Potluck dinners

    Cultural celebrations (Christmas Dinner, Lunar New Year and more!)

Courses

You can also register for our free courses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Chilliwack. These include:

Canadian Fitness Connection: a 12 week course, with weekly 3 hour classes that include fitness activities and short workshops on life in Canada.

Citizenship Participation and Preparation: a 10 week course, with weekly 3 hour classes to prepare for the Citizenship Test and learn about ways to become an active citizen.

If you are a citizen or Canadian-born person who would like to help newcomers integrate into Canadian life, contact the Group Organizer about volunteer opportunities.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:30 PM

    Burnaby Gingerbread Cookie Making (must register with link below)

    7 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2017 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:30 PM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Thursday!

    1 Connecters attending
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:00 AM

    Free ESL Conversation Clubs on every Tuesday!

    1 Connecters attending
 
Founded Feb 26, 2007

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Fiona, Adrienne Bale, Irene, Rita Douglas
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