Moving Ahead Program

Moving Ahead program is designed to assist immigrant individuals and families with multiple needs and significant integration barriers.

Program Objective

  • To help clients gain the capacity to cope with issues and barriers and to acquire sufficient skills to participate in regular Settlement or community services and programs
  • To provide a coordinated support system across service sectors in communities with a large number of Vulnerable Immigrant Populations

Clients who participate in our program will receive the following services:

  • Intake and In-Home Assessment
  • Case management of Individual Client Files
  • Settlement Information and Counselling
  • Practical Assistance & Supported Access to Services
  • Support Groups and Workshops
  • Life Skills, Literacy and Essential Skills Development

Client Eligibility

Moving Ahead Program will serve high-needs and high-risk immigrant youth, adults and families. Program eligibility is to be based on both:

 a) immigration status and
 b) the complexity, multiplicity and severity of the barriers faced by potential clients

Client Eligibility: Immigration Status

  • Permanent Residents of Canada
  • Protected Persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigrant and Refugee Protection Act
  • Individuals who have been selected by Canada to become a Permanent Resident and have received a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada informing him/her of initial approval and pending admissibility assessment (medical, security and criminal verifications)

This program will not be open to Refugee claimants until their claim is accepted.

Services will be provided in the following languages: English, Arabic, Karen languages (P’wo & S’gaw), Spanish, Somali, Farsi, Dari and Pashto

This Program Is For:
Immigrant youth, adults and families (high risk and high need)

Type of Program:
One-to-one, workshops and courses, pre-registered groups

Requirements:

See above

Referral:

Self-referral

Multilingual:
Yes

Languages:

English, Arabic, Spanish, Somali, Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Karen

Contact Info:
Khim Tan
Senior Manager
604.572.4060 ext. 1171
khim.tan@options.bc.ca

Gina Kim
Assistant Program Manager
604.501.6850 ext. 1130
gina.kim@options.bc.ca

Location:
Newton Office
13520 – 78 Ave.
Surrey, BC   V3T 4M4 (map)