Adult Programs


SVNH offers programs, services and volunteer opportunities for adults within our South Vancouver community, and always welcomes new members. Feel free to telephone drop in for program information, resources, one of our services or activities, or for a cup of coffee and a chat.

Settlement Services: 

SVNH provides one-to-one assessments and referrals for newcomers who require assistance with their settlement needs. Settlement Workers are available at the Neighbourhood House in Chinese, Punjabi, Hindi, French, and Korean and some other languages on a limited basis.

Settlement services are free and funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 


Program List:

Canadian Citizenship Preparation
Canadian citizenship preparation workshops provide: Information on how to apply for citizenship Citizenship rules and updates Information about systems of government and the election process Additional resources for preparing for the citizenship test More >>

Labour Market Peer Support Cafe
Get support from peers and experienced facilitators as you navigate the job search process and start building your career. More >>

Various Orientation and Life Skills Workshops
Catering to new immigrants and targeting settlement issues, these one-day programs help in navigating the Canadian system and provide useful information to new immigrant adults, families, and seniors.  More >>

Introduction to Canadian Citizenship Test
Participants learn about Canadian history, geography, government, and elections to help them in their preparation for their citizenship. More >>

Parenting Skills in Canada
The program caters to low income parents of children 0-5 yars of age. More >>

South Asian Women's Empowerment Program
A series of instructive workshops on self-esteem building, stress, anger management, assertiveness, and conflict resolution is provided to South Asian women of all ages in Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.  More >>

South Asian Grandparents' Literacy Program
A fun and educational program for South Asian grandparents who may be taking care of young gradchildren. More >>

South Asian Women's Mentoring Program
Isolated, new immigrant-women bond with long term residents, integrated immigrants, and naturalized citizens. More >>

South Asian Women's Group
Women learn about managing health with light exercises, yoga, and healthy food choices and cooking demos.For women of all ages. More >>

Healthy Living Program for South Asian Women
For women ages 25 and up.  Women learn about managing health with light exercises, healthy food choices and cooking demonstrations. More >>

Labour Market Volunteer Placement for Newcomers
Are you a newcomer to Canada (permanent resident)?  Gain practical Canadian work experience with us!  More >>

Aboriginal Women's Group
This women's group will consist of an introduction, sharing circle, relationships, friendships, families, boundaries, journaling and collage, getting to know yourself and spirituality. More >>

Income Tax Clinics
Income tax preparation by trained volunteers for low income earners only. More >>

Legal Assistance Clinic
Sponsored by the UBC Law Students' Legal Aid Program, the service is offered one evening a week during the winter months and two to three days a week during the summer. More >>

LINC English Class
Language Instructions for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides free basic & intermediate level English training for adult newcomers to Canada and is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  Eligibility criteria and assessment required before registration; go to for more information.   More >>

Drop-in ESL Conversation Group
This conversation group hosts various discussion activities which help you improve your English and gain confidence in speaking. This is a great opportunity to have fun, meet longtime residents, and learn about Canadian life. More >>

Basic Computer Training
We offer three computer classes:    Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Internet and Email   Each class has three sessions. Your instructor will work with you to create a lesson plan that suits your needs. More >>

Family Support & Domestic Violence Program
This program provides support whether it is emotional or practical for women experiencing gender based violence in their relationships or those who have had previous violence in their relationships. More >>

Multicultural Settlement Services
Various on-site programs and services offered. More >>

Settlement Services in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, and English
On-site settlement worker available most days. More >>

Multicultural Women's Support Group
Women of all ages welcome. More >>

Pre-employment Program
This program prepares immigrants and refugees with the skills to write a resume, attend a job interview, search for jobs, and find volunteer experience. More >>