Newcomers Directory to Programs & Services

This directory provides information on programs, services and organizations that will assist Coquitlam’s citizens and agencies in referring immigrants and refugees to the numerous programs and supports that are available to them.

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Contact Information
Type of Service
A Chance to Choose David Buckley 604-474-3140
Employment Services
A Chance to Choose David Buckley 604-474-3140
Family, Youth, & Seniors, Training & Skill Upgrading
Academic Preparatory English 604-527-5406 / 604-527-5463
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Access Support (Supervised Visitation) Program Tanya Valois 604-944-2500 ext. 306
Adult Learner Book Club Janice Williams 604-554-7337
Training & Skill Upgrading
Adult Learners Book Club - Terry Fox Library, Port Coquitlam 604-927-7999
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Adult Learning Book Club Janice Williams 604-937-4140 ext. 291
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Adult Substance Use Services 604-936-3900
Personal, Family Counselling
After School Program Roger Leroux 604-937-6992
Parenting, Training & Skill Upgrading
After-School Support (Elementary) Euphony Cheng 604-468-6060
Family, Youth, & Seniors, Training & Skill Upgrading, Parenting, Youth
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service 604-660-9382
Multilingual Help Services (Online / Phone Services) , Personal, Family Counselling
Avia Employment Services/WorkBC Reception 604-424-9510 / 778-730-0174
Employment Services
Baby Times, Toddler Story Times, Preschool Story Times and Family Times Deborah Duncan 604-937-4142 (Poirier) / 604-554-7334 (City Centre)
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Parenting
BC Healthy Kids Program 1-866-866-0800
Parenting, Settlement Services, Health Services
BC211 211
Multilingual Help Services (Online / Phone Services) , Settlement Services
Book Buddies - Port Moody Library Library Information Desk 604-469-4577
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Training & Skill Upgrading, Parenting
Budget Gourmet Michelle Picard 604-944-2500
Parenting, Capacity Building
Building Together – Settlement & Integration Program Firouzeh Peyvandi, Manager 778-284-7026 ext. 1561 or 778-383-1438
Settlement Services
Business Immigrant Integration Support (BIIS) Jessie Yoon 604-558-4909 ext.114
Settlement Services
Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass 604-937-4140 ext. 291
Settlement Services
Child and Family Services Reception 604-927-4429
Parenting
Children and Youth Creative Drawing Class Euphony Cheng 604-468-6000
Family, Youth, & Seniors
Children’s Preschool Storytimes Library Information Desk 604-469-4577
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Parenting
Christmas Program SHARE Food Bank 604-931-2451
Family, Youth, & Seniors, Capacity Building
Citizenship Classes Janice Williams 604-937-4140 ext. 291
Training & Skill Upgrading
City of Coquitlam Sport & Recreation 604-927-4386
Recreation, Family, Youth, & Seniors
City of Coquitlam Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Coordinator 604-927-6922
Volunteer Opportunities
City of Port Coquitlam Volunteer Opportunities Deanna Hall 604-927-7906
Volunteer Opportunities
City of Port Moody Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Coordinator 604-469-4556 or 604-469-4561
Volunteer Opportunities
Clinical Counselling Program 604-937-7776
Family, Youth, & Seniors, Personal, Family Counselling
Community & School Based Program Karen O’Brien 604-936-3900
Capacity Building, Youth
Community Connections Services Alice Poon 604-468-6000
Settlement Services
Community Development Sheila McFadzean / Gina Hortelano 604-936.3900
Capacity Building
Community Development / Community Capacity Building Naomi Staddon 604-251-2956
Settlement Services
Community Living Program Ross Renaud 604-529-5121
Capacity Building, Settlement Services, Family, Youth, & Seniors
Community Sharing Group Gina Hortelano 604-937-6970
Capacity Building, Family, Youth, & Seniors
CONNECT After School Program Tina Chan 604-468-6103
Parenting, Training & Skill Upgrading
Coquitlam Summer Program for Newcomer Learners Naomi Staddon, ISSofBC Consultant 604-251-2956
Youth, Capacity Building, Training & Skill Upgrading
Early Childhood Development - Parent and Tot Drop-in Program Arshia Bakhshandeh 604-937-6971
Parenting
Early Childhood Mental Health Service (ECMH) Catherine Ho, Family Support Worker 604-529-5132
Parenting, Health Services
ELSA for the Workplace Levels 4 & 5 Mary Daniel, Program Coordinator 604-613-7742
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
ELSA Youth Class (Ages 17 – 24) Alison Whitmore 604-936-4261
Youth, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Employment Mentoring Program (EMP) Ziggy Hui 604-408-7274
Employment Services
Employment Skills Access Program (ESA) 604-777-6088
Training & Skill Upgrading, Employment Services
English Conversation Group 604-927-7999
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
English for Foreign Trained Professionals Kathy Bell 604-777-6196
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) - ISS Ms. Ewa Karczewska 604- 942-1777 ext. 1551
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Training & Skill Upgrading
English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) - Level 4 & 5 Program Assistant 604-777-6099
English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) – S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Long Wang 604-936-5900 ext 504
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Training & Skill Upgrading
English Practice Group (Port Moody) Library Information Desk 604-469-4577
Training & Skill Upgrading
English Practice Groups (City of Coquitlam) Gina Hortelano 604-937-6976
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Every Child Ready to Read Ashley Jiwani 604-937-4142 (Poirier) / 604-554-7339 (City Centre)
Parenting
Family and Youth Counselling Bella Chan 604-408-7266
Personal, Family Counselling
Family and Youth Counselling (Chinese and Korean) Centralized Intake Line 604-408-7266 (Chinese) 604-468-6005 (Korean)
Family, Youth, & Seniors, Personal, Family Counselling
Family Counselling Service 604-937-7776
Family, Youth, & Seniors, Personal, Family Counselling
Family Preservation, Outreach Program Tanya Valois 604-944-2500 ext. 306
Parenting
First Language Settlement Program Firouzeh Peyvandi 778-284-7026 ext 1561
Settlement Services
Food Bank Services 604-931-2451
Capacity Building, Family, Youth, & Seniors
Foundation Programs 604-936-4261
Training & Skill Upgrading
Foundation Programs for Adults - SD 43 (English, Social Studies, Math, Info Tech) 604-936-4261
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Foundations 3 Classes at the Library Continuing Education 604-936-4261
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Foundations English School District 43 Continuing Education 604-936-4261
Training & Skill Upgrading
Foundations English Classes 604-936-4261
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Training & Skill Upgrading
Free Legal Clinics 604-878-7400 / 1(877) 762-6664
Legal Services
Friends of the Terry Fox Library 604-927-7999
Volunteer Opportunities
Get Connected, Get Active - City of Coquitlam Recreation Program Access 604-927-6076
Recreation
Health Services
Health Services
Healthy Babies Amanda Harbridge 604-944-2500 Ext. 335
Parenting
High School Credit Courses - SD43 - Tuition FREE for eligible students 604-936-4261
Training & Skill Upgrading
High School Credit Courses for Adults - SD43 (Tuition FREE for eligible students) 604-936-4261
Training & Skill Upgrading
Homework Help Club Chris Miller 604-554-7339
Parenting, Family, Youth, & Seniors
Immigrant Settlement & Integration Program Sara Wahedi / Juliana Shek 604-468-6000 / 604-936-5900
Settlement Services
Income Tax Claim Service Euphony Cheng 604-468-6000 ext. 225
Tax Clinics
Income Tax Clinic Services Elsie Decena 778-284-7026 ext: 1560
Tax Clinics
Income Tax Orientation and Clinic Euphony Cheng 604-468-6000 ext. 225
Volunteer Opportunities, Tax Clinics
Individual, Couples, and Family Counselling Intake 604-937-6969
Family, Youth, & Seniors, Personal, Family Counselling
Iron Horse Youth Safe House 1-877-435-7233 or 604-466-2665
Youth, Housing
ISSofBC General Volunteer Programs Volunteer Coordinator 604-684-2561 ext. 1131
Volunteer Opportunities
Job Options BC Reception 604-468-6262
Employment Services
Job Options BC Program for Urban Older Workers (55 years and older) Ginni Sharma 604-468-6007
Employment Services, Training & Skill Upgrading
Korean Mothers Together Arshia Bakhshandeh 604- 937-6971
Parenting
Labour Market Services Sunny Yun 604-468-6000 / 604-936-5900
Employment Services, Settlement Services
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (formerly ELSA) – SD #43 Alison Whitmore 604-936-4261
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Ms. Ewa Karczewska 604-942-1777 ext. 1551
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Corinne Hamel-Taylor 604-936-5900 ext. 507
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Language Interpreter Services Corporate Office 604-587-4600
Translation & Interpretation Services, Health Services
Language Lab Computers - Computer Assisted Language Learning Janice Williams 604-554-7337
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Late Arrival Immigrant Youth in Schools Program - SD43 Sally Hayfron
Youth, Settlement Services
Learning in Action Ms. Ewa Karczewska, Manager 604-942-1777 ext. 1551
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Volunteer Opportunities
Legal Advocacy Legal Advocate 604-937-6982
Legal Services
Life Skills & Education Programs Reception 604-468-6000
Training & Skill Upgrading, Settlement Services
Life Skills Workshops Zelda Shum / Massi Moosavi 604-468-6000
Training & Skill Upgrading
LINC Childminding for LINC Students Alison Whitmore 604-936-4261
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Parenting
MAPLE 2.0 – Mentorship in Action Ines Montoya 778-284-7026 ext. 1274
Volunteer Opportunities, Training & Skill Upgrading, Employment Services
Mentoring Connections 604-637-1307
Employment Services
Mentorship Services Mandy Siu 604-468-6000
Settlement Services
Mother Goose Michelle Picard 604-944-2500
Parenting
Moving Ahead 604-324-8300 ext 101
Refugee Services, Settlement Services
Moving Ahead Program 778-383-1438
Refugee Services, Settlement Services
Multicultural Early Childhood Development (MECD) Ada Sin 604-468-6002
Parenting
Multicultural Family Resource Centre Ada Sin 604-468-6002
Parenting
My Circle Program - Multicultural Youth Circle Program for Newcomer Youth Silvana Guglielmetti 778-383-1438
Youth, Family, Youth, & Seniors, Settlement Services, Training & Skill Upgrading
New Beginnings: Tri-Cities Early Years Refugee Program 778-284-7026
Settlement Services, Refugee Services
New Beginnings: Tri-Cities Early Years Refugee Program Teresa Kazieva 604-839-7868
Capacity Building, Settlement Services
Newcomers Integration Network for Tri-Cities April Wang 604-468-6000 ext. 1162
Settlement Services
NewToBC
Settlement Services
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program Arshia Bakhshandeh 604-937-6971
Training & Skill Upgrading, Parenting
Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Programs (Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Farsi) Ada Sin 604-468-6002
Parenting
Occupational Therapy Services for Children Birth to School Entry Zahra Lalani 604-529-5114
Parenting, Health Services
Parent Ambassador Program Eunju Kim 604-468-6101
Volunteer Opportunities, Parenting
Parent Support Circles 604-669-1616
Parenting
Parent-Child Mother Goose Program Arshia Bakhshandeh 604-937-6971
Parenting
Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs (Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Farsi) Ada Sin 604-468-6002
Parenting
Parlez-Nous Francais Chris Miller 604-554-7339
Volunteer Opportunities, Family, Youth, & Seniors
Physical Therapy Services for Children Birth to School Entry Hannah Castro-Llego 604-529-5122
Health Services
Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation 604-927-PLAY
Recreation
Port Moody Parks and Recreation 604-469-4556
Recreation
Preschool Storytimes Children’s Department at Port Moody Public Library 604-469-4577
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Training & Skill Upgrading
Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111
Personal, Family Counselling, Multilingual Help Services (Online / Phone Services)
Problem Gambling Program Irene Tang 604-408-7274 ext. 2085
Personal, Family Counselling
Problem Gambling Support SHARE Problem Gambling Counsellors 604-936-3900
Personal, Family Counselling
Reading Buddies - Coquitlam Library - Teen Volunteers Chris Miller 604-554-7339
Volunteer Opportunities
Reading Buddies - Coquitlam Public Library Chris Miller 604-554-7339
Parenting, Family, Youth, & Seniors, Training & Skill Upgrading
Reading Buddies - Terry Fox Library 604-927-7999
Training & Skill Upgrading, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Reading Buddies - Terry Fox Library - Teen Volunteers 604-927-7999
Volunteer Opportunities, Youth
Rental Assistance Program 604-433-2218
Settlement Services, Housing
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multilingual InfoWeb
Settlement Services, Multilingual Help Services (Online / Phone Services)
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Volunteer Services Sara Wahedi or Jackie Hong 604-468-6000
Volunteer Opportunities
School's Out Naomi Staddon 604-251-2956
Capacity Building, Training & Skill Upgrading, Parenting
Seniors Enrichment Project - Korean & Farsi Jackie Hong 604-468-6106
Seniors
Seniors Supporting Seniors Gina Hortelano 604-937-6970
Seniors, Volunteer Opportunities
Settlement Integration Program Massi Moosari 604-468-6000
Settlement Services
Settlement Mentoring: Building Together – Settlement & Integration Program Elsie Decena 778-383-1438
Settlement Services
Settlement Program: Employment Services Kim Abram 778-284-7026 ext 1278
Settlement Services, Employment Services
Settlement Services: Building Together – Settlement & Integration Program Firouzeh Peyvandi 778-284-7026 ext. 1561
Settlement Services
Settlement Workers in Schools Krisztine Trumley 604-945-7311
Youth, Settlement Services
Sexual Health in Family Treatment (SHIFT) 604-937-7776
Health Services, Parenting
SHARE Family Resource Centres Gina Hortelano 604-936-3900 ext. 225
Capacity Building, Family, Youth, & Seniors
Skills & Supports for Job Success (Coquitlam) Stella Lee 604-468-6007
Employment Services, Training & Skill Upgrading
Skills Connect for Immigrants Program Assistant 604-684-2561 Ext. 2123
Training & Skill Upgrading
Skills Connect for Immigrants Program Assistant 604-684-2561 Ext. 2123
Employment Services
Skills Connect for Immigrants Program Assistant 604-684-2561 Ext. 2123
Training & Skill Upgrading
Skills Connect for Immigrants Program Assistant 604-588-7772
Training & Skill Upgrading, Employment Services
Skills Connect for Immigrants Program 604-575-3800
Training & Skill Upgrading, Employment Services
Social Housing 604-540-9161
Housing
Social Housing 604-540-9161
Family, Youth, & Seniors
Speech Therapy Services for Children Birth to School Entry Meaghan McLeod 604-529-5112
Parenting, Health Services
Storytimes 604-927-7999
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Parenting
Strong Kids Michelle Picard 604-944-2500
Parenting, Training & Skill Upgrading
Subsidized Housing Listing Resource Directory 604-433-2218
Settlement Services, Housing
Summer Reading Club Programs Library Information Desk 604-469-4577
Parenting, English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL) , Training & Skill Upgrading
Support Group for Parents of Children from Birth to Age 6 Ada Sin 604-468-6002
Parenting
Support Group for Parents of Children from Birth to Age 6 Ada Sin 604-468-6002
Volunteer Opportunities
TAG – Teen Advisory Group 604-927-7999
Training & Skill Upgrading
TAG – Teen Advisory Group 604-927-7999
Volunteer Opportunities
TAG – Teen Advisory Group 604-927-7999
Youth
Teen Volunteers at the Library Chris Miller 604-554-7339
Volunteer Opportunities
Teen Volunteers at the Library Chris Miller 604-554-7339
Youth
Translation & Interpretation Volunteer Bank Reception 604-936-5900
Translation & Interpretation Services
Translation and Interpretation Deborah Lu 604-408-7274 ext. 2051
Translation & Interpretation Services
Translation and Interpretation Deborah Lu 604-408-7274 ext. 2051
Settlement Services
Translation and Interpretation Volunteer Bank Reception 604-936-5900
Settlement Services
Tri-Cities Better at Home Program Paola Wakeford-Mejia 604-937-6991
Capacity Building
Tri-Cities Better at Home Program Paola Wakeford-Mejia 604-937-6991
Seniors
Tri-Cities Mandarin and Cantonese Women’s Group Euphony Cheng 604-468-6000
Immigrant Support Groups
Tri-Cities Mandarin and Cantonese Women’s Group Euphony Cheng 604-468-6000 ext. 1203
Women's Services
Tri-Cities Mandarin and Cantonese Women’s Group Euphony Cheng 604-468-6000 ext. 1203
Settlement Services
Tri-Cities Seniors Group Euphony Cheng 604-468-6102
Immigrant Support Groups
Tri-Cities Seniors Group Euphony Cheng 604-468-6102
Seniors
TriCities Seniors Planning Network Stacy Ashton 604-529-5118
Seniors
Tutors for Adult Learners/ESL Adults Janice Williams 604-554-7337
English as an Additional Language Programs (EAL)
Tutors for Adult Learners/ESL Adults Janice Williams 604-554-7337
Volunteer Opportunities
Tutors for Adult Learners/ESL Adults Janice Williams 604-554-7337
Family, Youth, & Seniors
VictimLINK BC VictimLINK BC 1-800-563-0808
Personal, Family Counselling
VictimLINK BC VictimLINK BC 1-800-563-0808
Multilingual Help Services (Online / Phone Services)
Virtual Citizenship Resource Centre Edwin Wong 604-408-7274
Settlement Services
Virtual Citizenship Resource Centre Edwin Wong 604-408-7274
Multilingual Help Services (Online / Phone Services)
Volunteer Connections Elsie Decena 778-284-7026 ext. 1560
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities at SHARE 604-540-9161
Capacity Building
Volunteer Opportunities at SHARE 604-540-9161
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Services - Income Tax Clinic Elsie Decena 778-284-7026 ext: 1560
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Services - Settlement Mentoring Elsie Decena 778-284-7026 ext. 1560
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Services - Settlement Mentoring Elsie Decena 778-284-7026 ext. 1560
Settlement Services
WorkBC Employment Services Centre Reception 604-917-0286
Employment Services
WorkBC Employment Services Centre 604-917-0286
Employment Services
Workshops and Orientation Services Reception 604-468-6000
Settlement Services
You Make the Difference Joanna Martinello 604-944-2500
Parenting
Youth Against Violence Line 1-800-680-4264
Youth
Youth Against Violence Line 1-800-680-4264
Multilingual Help Services (Online / Phone Services)
Youth Against Violence Line 1-800-680-4264
Parenting
Youth Program - Chance to Choose Evelyn Humphreys 604-931-5889
Employment Services
Youth Program - Chance to Choose Evelyn Humphreys 604-931-5889
Family, Youth, & Seniors
Youth Substance Use Services Intake Worker 604-936-3900
Youth
Youth Substance Use Services Intake Worker 604-936-3900
Health Services