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For Immediate Release

Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week Returns with a Focus on Workplace Culture

November 18, 2019 – Coquitlam, BC – Organized by the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP), which is led by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and in collaboration with several service providers and organizations, the Tri-Cities Newcomer Employment Week (NEW) returns this year from November 18-22 with a focus on workplace culture.

The goal of Tri-Cities NEW is to support newcomers in their employment goals by creating networking opportunities among immigrants, service providers and employers. With this year’s theme on the importance of workplace culture, newcomer jobseekers will receive the opportunity to learn about the key role workplace culture has in the recruitment and retention of employees.

“As the leading agency of the Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. along with our TCLIP partners are pleased to be bringing this event back for newcomers,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. “By providing access and showcasing the availability of resources and opportunities for jobseekers, we hope to reduce the barriers that many new immigrants may face in achieving their employment goals.”

Tri-Cities NEW’s first-day welcome event featured a keynote speech from Maylen Crespo who immigrated to Canada in 2002 and is the Community Lead Manager with the Family Services of Greater Vancouver; an employer panel with representatives from small to large business, government and non-profit employers; a networking workshop; a speed-networking activity and a resume clinic and resource fair.

The rest of the week will be dedicated to workplace tours for jobseekers to learn more about a particular organization, their workplace culture and the recruiting process. The tours will take place at several Tri-Cities-based business and organizations across a wide variety of sectors including hospitality, education, government, retail, health, banking and self-employment.

This year’s Tri-Cities NEW is supported by the following event sponsors and partners: Vancity, Coquitlam Public Library, Douglas College Training Group, ISSofBC, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., MOSAIC, YWCA WorkBC Centres, City of Port Moody, Immigrant Employment Council of BC, Coquitlam Continuing Education, Windmill Microlending, SHARE Family & Community Services Society, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada.

Last year, Tri-Cities NEW attracted over 180 individuals who participated in 33 employment-related activities over four days, with some receiving job offers during the event.

For more information about Tri-Cities NEW, please visit www.tricitieslip.ca.

For event photos, please visit http://bit.ly/2Kyi3LH.

About Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership

The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) is a community partnership table that brings together local community stakeholders across multiple sectors, including municipalities, health, education, settlement agencies and businesses. The ultimate goal of the TCLIP is to develop welcoming and inclusive communities where both long term residents and newcomers feel a sense of belonging and attachment. The TCLIP is funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For more details, please visit www.tricitieslip.ca.

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in Canada. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

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Contacts:

Abigail Cameron
Manager, Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-468-6001
Cell: 604-805-9362
[email protected]

Chantelle Lui
Communications & Marketing Specialist
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
[email protected]

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2019

Chinatown Community Remembrance Day Ceremony Honors Sacrifices of Chinese-Canadian Veterans and Pioneers

Vancouver, BC – The annual Chinatown Community Remembrance Day Ceremony took place at the Chinatown Memorial Square in Vancouver this afternoon, honouring the many sacrifices and contributions made to Canadian society by Chinese-Canadian veterans as well as Chinese-Canadian pioneers.

“We honour both our Chinese-Canadian, as well as all of our veterans, for their sacrifices so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today,” said Terry Yung, Board Chair of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

“S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is pleased to be a part of such a meaningful tradition, and we take great pride in co-organizing this event in conjunction with our neighbouring Chinatown associations,” added Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

The ceremony was attended by numerous government representatives, including Senator Yonah Martin, The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, The Honourable Hedy Fry, The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, MPs Alice Wong, Jenny Kwan and Don Davies, Minister of State for Trade George Chow, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson, MLAs Sam Sullivan, John Yap, Anne Kang, Teresa Wat, George Heyman and Michael Lee, Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart and Vancouver City Councillors Adriane Carr, Jean Swanson, Pete Fry and Sarah Kirby-Yung.

The event included recitals of “This Was My Brother” and “The Poppy Reminds Me,” as well as a keynote address from Jun Ing, Vice-President of the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, a co-organizer of the event. The event concluded with the placing of wreaths by guests.

The ceremony was jointly organized by the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society; Pacific Unit 280 of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada; Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver; S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association.

For photos, please visit http://bit.ly/2Q81eed.

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Contact:

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]

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November 4, 2019

Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. issues the following statement regarding recent bigoted remarks in the Lower Mainland:

“Immigrants, refugees, and people from diverse cultures and faiths have a lauded and well recognized history of contribution to Canadian society. Our communities continue to thrive and excel from the inclusion of all backgrounds and all walks of life. Divisive behaviour and bigoted statements have no place in Canada’s vision for an equitable and inclusive society. We must remain united as a society, and continue to be guided by our values of equality and openness.”

Signatory organizations supported the above statement:

· S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
· The Centre For Israel and Jewish Affairs
· The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

About S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest not-for-profit social service agencies in Canada. It provides comprehensive services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth counselling, business and economic development, seniors care, housing and community development. For more details, please visit www.success.bc.ca.

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Contact:

Beau Hunter
Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Tel: 604-408-7274
Email: [email protected]

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