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Building Bridges @ FSGV

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Building Bridges program is for immigrant women who have an upper-intermediate level of English and some experience or desire to work in a group or community setting. They have a well-developed awareness and experience of the immigration and settlement process, and are eager to share that experience as community leaders and cultural ambassadors in their communities. They want to learn and share in a multicultural group setting, and have good interpersonal skills. The program consists of 15 weeks of classroom activities and 20 hours practicum that take place concurrently. Successful participants must be committed to participating fully in both.
Classroom Sessions include:
Concepts of Facilitation and Community Engagement
Settlement Processes & Immigration Services
Facilitation, Leadership and Power Styles
Working Effectively in a Cross Cultural/Intercultural Setting
Working with the Community
Exploring Employment Resources

Practicum Placement
Participants will be expected to take part in a 20 hours practicum placement in the community, where they will learn the skills and information required to become a role model for other immigrant women. This placement will be fully supported and arranged by PIRS.


March 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“Family Services of Greater Vancouver 201 – 1638 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1 ( Meeting Room ) “