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The Vancouver Learning Guide is your destination to discover free non-formal learning events in Vancouver. The members of the Vancouver Learning City envision Vancouver as an adventurous, open-minded, and compassionate community where curiosity is valued and encouraged, where learning new things is safe and fun and seen as a worthwhile way of life.

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  • Volunteer Opportunities: childcare, office administration, pharmacy, working with seniors and more!

    Detailed job posting: Go Volunteer: click here or copy and paste the link below:

    http://www.govolunteer.ca/centres/vancouver/labour...


    Basic eligibilities:

    Speak fluent English (LINC 6 or above)

    Commitment: varies from 40 - 100 hours in 3 months (approx. 4 to 8 hours per week)

    This is a free service, with priority given to Permanent Residents. Please bring your PR card / immigration document for admission.

    Benefits:

    References available after finishing volunteer commitment

    Seats are limited, please register with Eric: eric@southvan.org

    February 14
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to present our newest art exhibition, Adrift, mixed media works by Vancouver-based artist Jenny Hawkinson.

    This exhibit will be on display from February 7 - March 2, 2018.

    Also, look for a special artist talk with Jenny Hawkinson on Wednesday, February 21.

    For more information: Britannia Community Services Centre or Jenny Hawkinson.

    February 20
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Need help with your resumé or cover letter? Come to our drop-in resumé clinic every other Tuesday at the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre! All are welcome! No registration required, first-come-first-served.

    The drop-in resumé clinic is hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC Settlement and Integration Services. BCSIS can provide further support for those who are temporary foreign workers, international students, refugee claimants, PNP nominees awaiting PR approval and naturalized citizens.

    February 20
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Want to try photo editing with Adobe Photoshop but don't know where to begin? In this 90-minute, hands-on workshop, we explore the basics of composition, cropping, layers and the impacts of image size and resolution for your project. Learn how to take your photos from mundane to magnificent!

    First session in a four-part series.

    This class is for learners who are comfortable using a computer keyboard and mouse. Experience with computer files and folders is recommended.

    February 20
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment. Learn about your community and Canadian culture while making new friends.


    This class is suitable for intermediate speakers.

    February 20
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to present our newest art exhibition, Adrift, mixed media works by Vancouver-based artist Jenny Hawkinson.

    This exhibit will be on display from February 7 - March 2, 2018.

    Also, look for a special artist talk with Jenny Hawkinson on Wednesday, February 21.

    For more information: Britannia Community Services Centre or Jenny Hawkinson

    February 21
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Kiwassa is providing an eight-session Community Leadership Training for people who want to help create a welcoming and inclusive community. The training covers topics such as communication skills, group facilitation, project planning and conflict resolution. After the training, participants have the opportunity to develop and implement their own community projects.

    February 21
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment.
    Learn about your community and Canadian culture while making new friends.
    This class is suitable for intermediate speakers.

    Led by Marpole Oakridge Family Place.

    February 21
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Want to know how to find unadvertised jobs and access the hidden job market? We'll introduce you to VPL's extensive job and career resources. Everyone is welcome.

    Eager to start exploring? See our Career and Job Search guide online.

    Offered through VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and WelcomeBC.

    February 21
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this feature-length documentary follows a group of incarcerated men with troubled pasts as they undergo treatment based on Indigenous philosophy at the Waseskun Healing Center. Director Steve Patry spent a full year with these men, gaining their trust and confidence. The result is a remarkable and gripping film about learning to overcome suffering and finding balance.

    Run Time: 81 min.

    *Voucher system in place and available at 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
    February 21
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Get the most out of Google, Bing and more in this hands-on class for beginners. Learn how to search the internet effectively, how to assess your search results, and how to spot fake news. This is an introductory class. Basic ability to use a keyboard and mouse is recommended.

    Register here for other classes in the Internet Essentials series. Each class must be registered for separately.

    February 21
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Ask a professional career advisor about resumes, the hidden job market, job interviews and career options.

    Registration recommended.

    In partnership with PICS and WorkBC

    February 21
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.