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  • 2014-08-27 /Volunteer

    Volunteers of the Month for August

    Over 1000 active volunteers are dedicated to supporting us here at ISSofBC. We have chosen five individuals for the month of August who have embraced volunteerism to the fullest in a new 'Volunteers of the Month' initiative. Check out who's on the list.

  • 2014-08-26 /Career Services

    ISSofBC staff share expertise in blog

    Lost in translation is becoming a thing of the past. ISSofBC's Gwen Pawlikowski takes a look at how Google Translate is helping people cross the language divide in business and the workplace.

  • 2014-08-14 /Career Services, Settlement Services

    Weekly employment and settlement events - August 14

    Career fairs, employment workshops, life skills and much, much more. This is the weekly list of community events for all your employment and settlement needs.

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From clients

“Since coming to ISSofBC I am confident that I can handle different people and situations in my new home.”

- Josefina, Philippines - Settlement Services client

“I got tremendous help from Skills Connect...acquiring the useful tools which empowered me to accept and face all the challenges and look for the opportunities whenever they appeared.”

- Ravi, India - Skills Connect client

“It’s a great opportunity to study here and meet different people from all around the world.”

- Marlon, Brazil - LCC student

“I’ve noticed that people often congratulate me on speaking English so well. I came to ISSofBC with bad English habits and left with great knowledge. My self-confidence has increased.”

- Kushtrim, Germany - LCC student

“Once you have a mentor, your mentor helps you focus on where you want to go. I learned a lot from my mentor, and when I adopted these new strategies, I got a job.”

- Tully, Tanzania - Mentoring Connections client

“To get the right information and direction in the first days of settlement in a new country is crucial. Special thanks to my settlement worker for her expertise and wisdom. ”

- Irina, Russia - Building Together client

“This program gave me a good chance to learn and practice my English. I also met some new friends like my mentor. We became good friends. We still keep in touch every week. I really like this program.”

- Jason, China - Volunteer Connections Program mentee

“I have so much more confidence about my abilities and my career outlook now and a much more positive attitude about life in general. I feel so grateful toward everyone at the ISSofBC who helped me get to this place. ”

- Danielle B - Job Options client

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