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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).

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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 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 and 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!)


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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