A part-time, temporary job opportunity is coming up to work with us at the Whistler Welcome Centre as a Multicultural Outreach Worker.
Barbora, our Outreach Worker, is staying with us but taking the opportunity, while her son is little, to work a little less and spend more time with him.
That means we’re looking for someone who can help with outreach, events and activities for a year from this August/September. The person who joins us will be employed by Sea to Sky Community Services, and will work as part of our outreach team connecting with the different newcomer and immigrant communities in Whistler in order to build a social network, create opportunities for immigrants to participate in the wider community, and assist them to develop the skills and knowledge to do so.
The person we’re looking for will have good communication skills, knowledge of social media, energy, enthusiasm and a passion for connecting with people.
If you’re interested in joining us, send your resume and a cover letter introducing yourself to Carole Stretch at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday July 16, 2018. You can also email if you have questions or want to know more.
This year the Multicultural Festival was different again – and we had to live with the rain! But numbers were up, and there were lots of happy faces… Over the next few days we’ll be updating the photos on our Festival page – and remember to check out the facebook page for more pics and information. In the meantime, come to our June 25 Advisory Board meeting and tell us how you enjoyed it.
Planning the Festival was our major focus at our May Advisory Board meeting (May 28). We were busy recruiting volunteers, finalizing the food, activities and performances… This month we’ll be reviewing it to see how it went, what we want to do again, and what we might want to do differently.
If you’ve ideas for the Festival – either about what happened this year, or suggestions for next year – come along and join us for the last time before the summer break.
SAVE THE DATE: Our June meeting will be on Monday June 25, at the Welcome Centre from 5.30 to 7pm.
Want to ask a question? Get in touch?
SHOW US YOUR WHISTLER photo challenge is back!
This year, we’re asking you to show us what makes you belong to the community. Where do you feel you most belong? Is it at home, at work, in town, in your neighbourhood, at play?
The 2 categories for photos this year are
We would like to see some creative and fun pictures. Just think about a moment when you realized what makes you feel at home in Whistler….
If you’d like to know more about taking a really good photo, join us for a free workshop on
Local photographer Toshi will take us through how to frame and take a perfect picture – either with a digital camera, or your phone…
The winners will be announced at the Whistler Multicultural Festival on June 8 and photos displayed at The Whistler Public Library till August 30.
Don’t miss your chance! Time goes quickly. Deadline is Monday May 21, 2018.
The Whistler Welcome Centre is happy to announce the second round of our program, Parenting Across Cultures, beginning on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.
Parenting Across Cultures is a 6-week program, every Tuesday morning at 11am-1pm, from May 1st until June 12th 2018. We will meet at the Welcome Centre @ Whistler Public Library.
Registration is required and children are welcome too. Child-minding provided.
The program will be facilitated by certified counsellor, Lana Lutke, as well as Welcome Centre staff.
Settling into life in a new culture is a huge adjustment and it can take many years before you feel fully adapted. Becoming a parent is certainly a joyful time in your life but it can also bring about new challenges as you continue your adjustment to a new culture. Parenting Across Cultures offers a safe and supportive environment for immigrant moms to meet, connect and share their experiences as multicultural parents. The program aims to help you be a successful multicultural parent in Whistler and to help you build a support network as a newcomer to Canada.
Come and join us to celebrate you, your children and your culture!
Whistler Welcome Centre is looking for a part-time (22 hours/week) Settlement & Integration Worker.
As a Settlement Worker at the Whistler Welcome Centre, you will help newcomers to Canada find the programs and services they need. You meet with clients, assess their needs and give them support and information. You help clients and their families make plans for employment, education, housing, health care and more.
Whistler Welcome Centre is organizing a special Food Safe – Level 1 course for ESL speakers delivered by Caroline Bagnall, certified FOOD SAFE instructor.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn new skills valuable in work & home environment and a special lower price (usually around $149)
When: Saturday March 17, 2018: 9:30am -5:30pm
Where: Welcome Centre @ Whistler Public Library
Cost: $74 (incl. tax) if 6 participants. Price will drop with more participants enrolled. The price difference will be reimbursed the week after the course.
Includes: Free study group on Friday March 9, 2018: 9:30am-12pm, take home materials: Food Safe books, certificate valid for 5 years
For registration please fill the registration form below. Deadline: March 15, 2018
Part of the Multicultural Community Kitchen Program. Partially funded by RMOW. Thank you!
In December 2017, the first Parenting Across Cultures program ended. We asked the participants for suggestions on how we can develop the program for the future. One participant suggested to offer a workshop to help parents with financial planning and finding out about benefits and credits they are eligible for.
The Whistler Welcome Centre is happy to announce we will be offering this workshop on Wednesday, February 21st, 10.30-11.30 in the Community Room at the Library.
We have invited bookkeeper Mika Matsudate, an experienced speaker on this topic, to facilitate the workshop. Come and join us to find out more about tax tips for parents, to learn how you can maximize your finances to plan for your children’s futures, from a knowledgeable source.
This is a free workshop, babies and small children are welcome (we will set up toys!) and refreshments will be provided.
The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation is a registered non-profit organization formed in 1992. They are dedicated to providing financial support to organizations within the Sea to Sky Corridor in the areas of health, human services, education, recreation, art & culture and the environment with a special emphasis on youth and family programs. Their mandate is to support larger, everlasting community projects. To date the WB Foundation has raised over $11 million for Registered Sea to Sky Charities. A large portion of fundraising is contributed through the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain Resorts Ltd. The resort donates 50 VIP Annual ski passes called the Founder’s Pass at a cost of $6000 Canadian per year!
In October 2017 the Whistler and Pemberton Welcome Center applied for funding to support the Community Kitchen and Global Gardeners projects. These projects enable immigrants to learn life skills related to food such as gardening, preserving foods and preparing meals. These projects are benefical to immigrants because they build confidence and healthy eating. They also teach the community the importance immigrants bring to the community.
It is with great pleasure to announce that the WB Foundation has accepted our application and will be giving us funds to purchase 2x iPads, 2x keyboards and 2x cases for the programs. We will now be able to document workshops in a variety of ways and in a timely manner.
Whistler Welcome Centre is organizing a special Child Care Emergency First Aid Course for ESL speakers delivered by Tony Howarth, First Aid & CPR instructor.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn how to take care of your baby or get some general information on how to provide first aid when needed.
When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9-5pm
Where: Spring Creek (1519 Spring Creek Drive, SSCS space)
Cost: $45 (incl. tax).
Includes: Certificate valid for 3 years
For registration please fill the registration form below. Deadline: January 24, 2018
Sponsored by RMOW