New to Canada? The Y helps new immigrants make Canada home. We offer a variety of free programs to help newcomers learn about life and work in Canada, practice English and make new immigrant and Canadian-born friends.

Join a conversation club

From toonies to toques, there's lot to learn in the English language! Our English Conversation Clubs are a great way to build English language skills, meet new friends and learn more about life in Canada. 

  1. Choose your location.
  2. Drop in or register for your session of choice.
  3. Remember to bring your PR card to your first session!

Attend a social event

Interested in having fun with other newcomers? Our Social and Educational Events are just for you! These fun, free events happen monthly and are specially planned for immigrant individuals and families (long-term Canadian residents are welcome too as volunteers!).

To learn more, contact connections@gv.ymca.ca or phone 604-685-8066 for events in Vancouver/Burnaby or 604-316-3576 for events in Chilliwack.

Become a Citizen

Thinking about becoming a citizen? Our Citizenship Preparation and Participation course offers support in learning the Discover Canada Study Guide and helps newcomers prepare to take the Canadian Citizenship Test. Participants explore the multiple ways they can be active Canadian citizens through this fun 10-week program.

To learn more, contact connections@gv.ymca.ca or phone 604-685-8066.

Get Active

What could be better than being active and meeting new people? The Canadian Fitness Connection program mixes fitness and recreational activities with workshops about living and working in Canada. In this free 12-week program, participants learn ways to stay fit while practicing English, meeting new friends and exploring Canadian life and culture.

To learn more, contact connections@gv.ymca.ca or phone 604-685-8066.

 

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Phone: 604-685-8066
Email: connections@gv.ymca.ca

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955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2