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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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  • Join Career Start Program (CSP) to Jump Start Your Professional Career

    Eligibility:

    This is Accenture-SUCCESS partnership free event for you:

    1. If you are a newcomer immigrant / naturalized citizen / international graduating student with open work permit / refugee with open work permit

    2. You are looking for professional job in IT, Finance, Business, Engineering, Management, Office administration positions

    Brief program overview:

    ✔ Finish 4 hour online learning before Fri, Nov 10th
    ✔ Fri, Nov 17: Mock interview @ Accenture office 1pm-4pm

    ✔ Fri, Nov 24: Career networking @ SUCCESS 9am-12nn
    ✔ Two months of career coaching and employment support

    The screening process:

    Telephone interview upon receiving resume

    For more information call

    604-408-7274 ext. 2043

    SUCCESS 28 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC

    To apply, email your resume to:

    CareerStart@success.bc.ca

    Application deadline: Oct 31, 2017

    October 19
    1:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Travel to Vancouver's Chinatown in the late 1800s and walk through the community's major milestones in history. Featured photo contributors include: Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, City of Vancouver Archives, Sing Tao and Ming Pao. View the exhibit during branch hours until Oct. 30.

    In partnership with the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver.

    October 23
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to present two new exhibits this month: Headspace, oil on canvas paintings by Dianna Burns and Micromeditations, Artist Trading Cards by Lena Tan. These exhibits will be on display until October 27.



    October 23
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Learn about the Inspiration Lab's sound recording equipment. Find resources and get help with your digital project from library staff.

    For more information on sound recording, please visit our Sound Recording Help guide.

    October 23
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • For men and women who want to exchange languages in a group setting. Languages available will depend on the group. Participants will be matched up after registering at the open housefor weekly sessions that run until November 29.

    In partnership with Language Partners BC.

    October 23
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • This free workshop will help newcomers in Greater Vancouver to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in money management and take a more active, empowered role in the economic health of their families.

    Sessions Include:

    Part 1: Budgeting

    • Think about money
    • Set Money Goals
    • Use a Budget
    • Sample Monthly Budget

    Part 2: Banks & Credit unions

    • Types of accounts
    • Interest and Service Fees
    • Opening an Account
    • Managing your account
    October 23
    8:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Travel to Vancouver's Chinatown in the late 1800s and walk through the community's major milestones in history. Featured photo contributors include: Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Library, City of Vancouver Archives, Sing Tao and Ming Pao. View the exhibit during branch hours until Oct. 30.

    In partnership with the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver.

    October 24
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to present two new exhibits this month: Headspace, oil on canvas paintings by Dianna Burns and Micromeditations, Artist Trading Cards by Lena Tan. These exhibits will be on display until October 27.



    October 24
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 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

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    October 24
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • If you are a renter, or thinking of becoming a renter, find out what you need to know to protect yourself and avoid common issues that can arise. Emma Lazo, Public Legal Education Coordinator at Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC), will speak about the rights and obligations tenants have under the law. Topics include:

    • How to protect yourself
    • Your rights and responsibilities
    • Security deposits
    • Illegal entry
    • Repairs, evictions and more

      REGISTER
    October 24
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • A Career Advisor from the MOSAIC - WorkBC Employment Services Centre will provide feedback on your resumé and offer job searching tips. Registration is required for your appointment time.

    Please bring a copy of your resumé and a copy of a job posting if there is a specific job you are interested in.

    In partnership with MOSAIC - WorkBC Employment Services Centre, Vancouver Northeast

    October 24
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.