Newcomer Settlement Program ​

The BCEES newcomer settlement program helps to facilitate the early and healthy integration of newcomers into Canadian society, by enhancing access to and support services that aid in the transition to self-reliance and financial independence.

  • Provide Comprehensive and culturally appropriate settlement services that include client needs assessment, orientation, information and referral, interpretation and translation, housing assistance, and employment support.

  • Identity needs specific to each newcomer in order to determine how best those needs could be met with existing community resources.

  • Provide newcomers with relevant, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services that facilitate settlement.

  • Provide referrals to community resources.

  • Organize workshops/group sessions on a variety of settlement issues like health, legal, transportation, education and skills building.

Cheerful diverse people together in the park

Volunteer Program

BCEES welcomes volunteers to assist in various programs and organizational roles including board committee membership, fundraising, summer camp facilitator, After-school tutor, Seniors computer program tutor, program activities facilitator, social marketing support, Website updater, social media maintenance and, office support, etc.

Apart from contributing their skills, volunteers gain valuable work skills including Canadian experience, and get a Certificate of Volunteerism on completion of their engagement. BCEES volunteers are able to leverage the agency’s skills, resources, and networks to support their service needs such as employment support and access to community resources. As well, BCEES is able to provide letters of reference to volunteers who complete at least 3 months of continuous volunteer engagement with BCEES.

Please complete our volunteer application form by clicking here.