We are looking forward to an exciting autumn with the many interesting and useful programs on offer.
We have our continuing Settlement Orientations in English, Mandarin and Arabic on Wednesdays. These offer information ranging from adjusting to life in Canada and the basics of living in Victoria to the legal system, the healthcare system and employment standards.
We are continuing our Citizenship Test Preparation Classes for clients who will soon be taking the Canadian citizenship test, and we will be offering a Canadian Citizen Preparation Class for clients who are just starting the process towards citizenship and would like initial information about the rules and regulations around it.
For expecting mothers we have a Prenatal Class that helps women to understand the changes experienced through pregnancy and includes a hospital tour. For new parents, we have a Baby Talk Class that looks at the first year of a child’s life, focusing on development, health and safety.
We are offering a chance for newcomer seniors to come and learn some English, learn about their community and make new friends in our Living Well in Community for Seniors. This is a six-week program running once a week.
Single Cooking Classes will be offered at different times during the fall and cover different topics, including a cooking session about making healthy lunches and snacks for parents with children in school.
A Public Speaking program for clients with a higher level of English will help build confidence in preparing and presenting speeches.
This fall we will also offer two programs for Arabic speakers. The first is My Tween and Me for parents of children between the ages of 7 and 12 to help them learn how to build lasting connections with their child. The second is RentSmart for clients interested in learning about rental housing in Victoria and includes topics like rental applications, tenant rights, housing budgets and tenancy agreements.
All of these programs and more will be available this autumn. Stay tuned for information about starting dates and times!