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There's lots happening these days in Surrey and its surrounding communities. Check here often to stay posted on lively cultural celebrations, useful government programs and more.

This section is also your source for the latest multiculturalism news from B.C. and beyond. We’ll be adding relevant news items each week.

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Women share their migrating experiences with the help of shoes

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By Kaitlin Jingco, Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Twelve women took to the stage at Toronto’s Arts and Letters Club on November 7 and 9 to share their experiences of migrating to Canada. In addition to immigration, the stories had one other shared theme: footwear.

10 Years In The Making, An Impact Investing Platform Launches In Toronto

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By Anne Field, Forbes |

A Toronto-based platform connecting accredited and non-accredited impact investors with social ventures and funds just launched. It’s also been a very long time in the making.

Called the Social Venture Connection (SVX), it is, to be more precise, a relaunch of a platform introduced in 2013.

Kenyan-Somali, black, Muslim and Canadian: new doc explores Canada's hyphenated identities

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By Amara McLaughim, CBC News |

A new documentary by a 22-year-old Toronto filmmaker is analyzing what is means to be an immigrant in Canada.

Directed and produced by Samah Ali, Hyphen-Nation features a 14-minute conversation between five women of colour that is inspired by her own cultural experience.

Immigrants can 'click, connect' for info

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By Gisele Winton Sarvis, Orilliapacket |

New immigrants moving anywhere into Simcoe County will now only have to visit their local library to access information on how to settle into Canadian society.

The Click, Connect Immigrant Assistance Program is rolling out to 16 library branches across Simcoe County in January.

Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet The Young Asian Immigrants Making Waves In America

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By Rana Wehbe, Forbes |

If the Forbes 30 Under 30 list proves anything -- it is that ambition, achievement and success know no age, gender or nationality. It comes as no surprise then that 19% of those who made the U.S. list this year were immigrants who were born outside the country and come from as many as 50 countries.

Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

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By Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star |

Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census.

CHEO newcomer navigator aids patients, families

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By CBC News |

A day last January when six Syrian families showed up in CHEO's emergency department inspired the creation of a brand new job at the children's hospital.

Suelana Taha, an intake clerk, was on duty when the families arrived with a single anxious settlement worker looking for help. Some of the new patients had cold symptoms while others were vomiting.

Chinese-Canadian veterans pass torch to a new generation

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By Daisy Xiong, Richmond News |

A group of young immigrants and international students from Richmond visited Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian Military Museum last Sunday. They came out thankful for modern life and democratic rights.

Getting permanent residency as an owner or self-employed person

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By Steven Meurrens, Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Express Entry Candidates Benefit from Ontario Immigration Stream

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By Canada Immigration Newsletter |

The reopening last week of the Canadian province of Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities immigration stream allowed certain candidates in the Express Entry pool to benefit from one of Canada’s most popular Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams.

Upcoming Events

Bilingual Job Fair Vancouver

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Date: November 22, 2017
Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Vancouver Job Fair

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Date: Novemeber 22, 2017
Venue: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

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Date: November 25, 2017
Venue: Surrey City Hall Plaza

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21st Surrey Education & Career Fair

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Date: November 28, 2017
Venue: Cloverdale Agriplex, 17798 62 Ave., Surrey

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Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Rethinking Refugees and Housing

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Date: November 28, 2017
Venue: Webinar

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21st Vancouver Education & Career Fair

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Date: November 30, 2017
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre - East, 999 Canada Place Way Vancouver

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Express Entry Update and What to Expect in 2018 

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Date: December 5, 2017
Venue: Webinar

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CMA Practice Management Workshop

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Date: March 15, 2018
Venue: Vancouver 

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