Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House provides settlement and support counselling services for newcomers during their initial settlement in British Columbia. We help families, women, children, youth, adults and seniors to thrive in Canada.
We offer a full range of free settlement services to support the integration of newcomers. Our services include: Needs Assessment and Referrals, Information and Orientation, Employment Related Supports, Community Connections.
We speak many languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Mandinka and Wollof. Child-minding and bus tickets are available to enable access and participation in programs.
1 on 1 support and settlement counselling
- Information and referral to community resources
- Information on health care, legal system, education, employment, finances, housing, child care and more
- Help with filling out forms
- Leadership training
- Opportunities to meet new people and engage in community activities
Needs Assessment & Referral
Newcomers will meet either individually or as a family with a settlement worker to assess their needs and create a plan to integrate as new residents of Canada.
Individual / Family Settlement Counselling
Newcomers have an opportunity to meet with a settlement worker to receive support and guidance to understand and address challenges they may have as a newcomer to Canada.
Workshops are provided on different topics tailored to the needs of newcomers to assist in successful integration. Topics include transportation, the education system in Canada, housing, citizenship test preparation and more.
Short Term Life Skills Programs
These programs are 6 to 8 weeks in length and provide detailed information on specific life skills. Topics include parenting skills, women's support group, computer classes, anti-discrimination training and more.
Immigration Policy Branch
Workforce Development and Immigration Division
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training