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VIRCS programs available

Forty employees help run 10 VIRCS programs:

  • Newcomer wraparound support program
  • BC Settlement and Integration Services
  • Pathways to Professions, Trades and Entrepreneurship
  • Newcomer Women’s Project
  • Resilience BC Hub
  • Enable Child and Youth Program
  • Welcome Gardens
  • English as a Second Language classes / Canadian Language Benchmark testing
  • Community Liaison Program
  • Leading Change for Resilient Communities Program