Social Programs

SOCIALLY ACTIVE: MAKING FRIENDS IN WEST VANCOUVER

As the West Vancouver community is continuously growing in diversity of backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and identities we are pleased to launch Socially Active—an exciting new program designed to connect newcomers with long-time West Vancouver residents! Enjoy interactive activities such as nature walks, cooking, fitness, or arts either in an in-person or virtual setting.

This program has been adapted to meet COVID-19 safety protocols. If you are an English language learner and need some language support to participate, we will do our best to find you support.

Questions?
Contact Minori at [email protected] or 604-921-3403.


Socially Active: Monday Walk (free)

Come out for an easy walk, rain or shine, Vancouver style! As a COVID-19 safety measure, participants will be paired to start a walk at staggered times, to avoid group walking.

Register for Socially Active: Monday Walk


Socially Active - Chop & Chat: Vegetarian Cooking (Virtual)

Friday, April 23  |  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Have you tried cooking with vegetarian recipes? Join us to learn how to make an Indian-style vegetarian curry with chickpeas and cauliflower, as well as fudge chocolate brownies for dessert!

Register for Chop & Chat: Vegetarian Cooking


OTHER NEWCOMER INITIATIVES

Tax Clinics

The Tax Clinic offers FREE income tax filing services for low income household, from March 1 to April 30.

To qualify for assistance, taxpayers must have a maximum total family income of: $35,000 for a single or $45,000 for a couple.

Book your appointment by calling 604-925-7280.

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Online ESL English Conversation Class with Janet (low cost)

Let your "quarantine skill" be improved English, from the safety of your home!

The class length increased to 75 minutes for May.

This fun Conversation Class will get you talking with native English speakers in a pair or 3-person conversation setting, conversing on different topics in every class. 

An experienced Canadian ESL instructor, Janet will cover useful, often “Canadian” topics to improve your English vocabulary and grammar. The class aims to help you to boost your English so that you can take part more fully in the community by speaking more English and understanding community resources.

Participation with video camera and audio is required in this interactive class. Suited for intermediate English learners.

Register for Online ESL English Conversation Class with Janet

These programs are fully funded by generous donors to Enhance West Van.