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Resources & Community Opportunities

Community Programs

Different community organizations and municipal governments offer programming throughout the year. Some programs are free and others require a fee. Explore different programming in our community:

Register for Free Annual Youth Bus Pass

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Food Security Program through Oaklands Community Association

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Become a Library Champion with the Greater Victoria Public Library

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Free Visits to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

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*Free on:

  • First Saturday of the month from 10am – 5pm
  • Every Thursday evening from 5pm – 9pm

Community Resources

Find helpful things to read, listen to, and watch. These include resources from other organizations outside of ICA.

Alone in Canada: 21 ways to make it better:

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NewToBC: Library resources and events for new immigrants living on Vancouver island

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Digital Skills Resources

Learn how to use computers, smartphones, and various apps. These resources are created by ICA staff and shared with ICA clients.

How to use Gmail

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How to change settings

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How to use Zoom

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Microsoft Excel basics

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Microsoft Word basics

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Right clicking, moving files, and making folders

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Workshops & Training

At ICA we offer a variety of workshops, skills training and social opportunities to help you build a strong sense of community, learn new skills and improve your English as you settle into your new home in Greater Victoria.

LGBTQI2S+ Services

ICA can help you navigate the services and supports you need with social programs, one-on-one supports, navigating immigration, healthcare and employment. ICA has many services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender-diverse newcomers and refugees.

Immigrant Welcome Centre

From housing and education to employment services, ICA’s Settlement Services team can help newcomers navigate and connect with important resources and support.