CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY (CVIMS)

What:

CVIMS provides (among many services):

  • ELSA (English Language Services for Adults) classes for adult newcomers to Canada who are older than 17. The Centre offers ELSA literacy levels 1 through 7, covering important topics such as Canadian law, healthcare, society, and jobs.
  • They also offer the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters) CANADA program which supports parents in helping their young children prepare for school.

Where:

CVIMS, 101-319 Selby Street, Nanaimo V9R 2R4
Telephone: 250 753 6911
Email: admin@cvims.org
Website: www.cvims.org

When:

The CVIMS office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Contact CVIMS for program schedules.

How:

Classes are free for permanent residents or new Canadians with free child care available on site. Many different languages are spoken at CVIMS in order to help newcomers to Canada. Visit their website or contact CVIMS for schedules and information.

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