Workshop Location

All are Saturday or Sunday events and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops will be held via Zoom. To register, please send an email to cdwcr.org@gmail.com mentioning the workshop/s you are interested in joining. Thank you.



The CDWCR Care-Net (Caregivers Network) Project features a series of workshops a year to help care workers do their jobs well. This Project was launched in 2007 with a grant from Vancity Credit Union. Since then, CDWCR continues to design the series of workshops based on the needs of care workers and their families. The yearly Project has been generously funded by the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) from 2008 to the present.

Workshops and Events

CareNet Project Workshops

CareNet (Caregivers Network) Project aims to assist caregivers and domestic workers (CDWs) in British Columbia, to integrate into their communities beyond the initial settlement process. This will be achieved by providing them with up-to-date information about the LCP and technical training through a series of workshops to enhance their skills. The knowledge and the skills will help them in their transition from temporary migrants to landed immigrants and eventually to Canadian citizens.

All are Saturday or Sunday events and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops will be held via Zoom. To register, please send an email to cdwcr.org@gmail.com mentioning the workshop/s you are interested in joining. Thank you.

Upcoming Workshops

  • March 7, 2021 - Immigration Workshop - TFWP and International Mobility Program (IMP)
  • March 28, 2021 - Income Tax Preparation - How to Fill up an Income Tax Form
  • April 11, 2021 - Financial Workshop - Smart Budgeting
  • June 6, 2021 - Health and Wellness - Preparing for Retirement
  • September 12, 2021 - Study on Employment Standards
  • October 17, 2021 - Workshop on BC Employment Standards Act
  • November 7, 2021 - Planning for the Future - How to Set Goals
Roundtable Discussion

Tsikahan

Tsikahan/Chicahan - an Informal conversation to talk about anything under the sun.

Upcoming Talks

ESL Classes

ESL Classes - free to active CDWCR members. During COVID-19 pandemic and due to government restrictions, ESL classes are held online via Zoom.

When class sessions go back to in-person at the BCGEU offices, we will require students to pay $5 per session for commitment to attend the class and for refreshments.

Upcoming Classes

2021 Spring Term Session Dates

  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 02
  • May 09
  • May 16

2021 Fall Term Session Dates

  • September 19
  • September 26
  • October 03
  • October 24
  • October 31

Other Activities

  • May 30, 2021 - Annual General Meeting and Assertiveness Training
  • July 01, 2021 - Annual Walk and Picnic for Landed Status Now
  • Sept 3-5, 2021 - Weekend Annual Retreat (for steering committee members)
  • Nov 20, 2021 - Annual Fundraising Dinner
  • Dec 11, 2021 - 29th Annual Anniversary and Christmas Party
Other Activities

Past CareNet Workshops

  • February 7, 2021: Study on Immigration - TFWP and International Mobility Program (IMP) read more
  • Nov 8, 2020: Planning for the future
  • Oct 18, 2020: Employment Standards Workshop
  • Sep 13, 2020: Study on Employment Standards Act
  • Aug 23, 2020: Talk about COVID-19 - Online Meeting read more
  • June 14, 2020: Health and wellness Workshop – Preparing for retirement
  • May 24, 2020: Annual General Meeting and Mental Health Workshop - Webinar read more
  • Apr 26, 2020: Financial workshop - Webinar read more
  • Mar 8, 2020: Income Tax preparation read more
  • Feb 23, 2020: Caregivers Immigration workshop read more
  • Feb 2, 2020: Study on Caregivers Immigration and TFWP read more
  • Nov 3, 2019: Planning for the Future
  • Oct 20, 2019: Employment Standards Workshop read more
  • Sep 8, 2019: Study on Employment Standards Act read more
  • Jun 9, 2019: Financial and Physical Health Wellness read more
  • May 19, 2019: Roundtable Discussions about Caregivers under the TFWP read more
  • Apr 14, 2019: Financial Workshop read more
  • Mar 17, 2019: Income Tax Preparation read more
  • Feb 24, 2019: Caregivers Immigration Workshop read more
  • Feb 3, 2019: Study on Caregivers Immigration and TFWP read more
  • Nov 4, 2018: Assertiveness Training – (Career Planning)
  • Oct 14, 2018: Employment Standards workshop
  • Sep 9, 2018: Study on Employment Standards Act
  • Jun 10, 2018: Health and wellness Workshop – Preparing for retirement
  • Apr 15, 2018: Financial workshop
  • Mar 18, 2018: Income Tax preparation
  • Feb 25, 2018: Caregivers Immigration workshop
  • Feb 4, 2018: Study on Caregivers Immigration and TFWP
  • Oct 23, 2016: Life After LCP
  • Sept 18, 2016: Preparing for PR
  • May 20-22, 2016: Retreat
  • May 15, 2016: AGM Assertiveness
  • Feb 21, 2016: Employment Standards
  • Jan 31, 2016: Immigration Workshop
  • Nov 15, 2015: Life After LCP
  • Oct 18, 2015: Preparing for PR (Live-in Caregivers Program)
  • Oct 4, 2015: Elderly Care (Senior Safety & Lifeline)
  • Sep 20, 2015: Financial Basics
  • Jun 21, 2015: Employment Standards
  • Apr 19, 2015: Child care
  • Mar 15, 2015: Income tax Preparation
  • Feb 15, 2015: Caregiver Program & Immigration

Past Tsikahan Talks


Past CDWCR Activities

  • Jan 31, 2021 - Soft Skills Training - Communication and Assertiveness Training
  • Jan 30, 2021 - Hard Skills Training - First-Aid Training
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Hard Skills Training - First-Aid Training
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Hard Skills Training - First-Aid Training
  • Jan 10, 2021 - Soft Skills Training- Mental Health, Behavioural Skills and Emotional Intelligence Training
  • Dec 15, 2019 - CDWCR 27th Anniversary and Christmas Party read more
  • Nov 23, 2019 - Fundraising Event
  • Aug 17, 2019 - Summer Out of Town
  • July 1, 2019 - Canada Day Annual Walk for Landed Status Now and Picnic read more
  • June 16, 2019 - Father's Day and International Domestic Workers' Day read more
  • May 26, 2019 - Annual General Meeting and Anti-Racism and Anti-Xenophobia Workshop read more
  • Dec 15, 2018: CDWCR 26th Anniversary and Christmas Party
  • Nov 24, 2018: Pasko Na Naman V
  • Aug 12, 2018: Golden Ears, Maple Ridge –PARK Bus
  • Jul 1, 2018: Canada Day Walk/Picnic
  • May 6, 2018: CDWCR Annual General Meeting and Social Media workshop
  • Feb 28, 2018: AGM at the CARE Centre Office
  • May 7, 2017: Sun, 1-4pm — Annual General Meeting
  • Jul 1, 2017: Sat, 10am-1pm — Canada Day Picnic
  • Aug 19, 2017: Sat, 7pm-12am — Annual out-of-town picnic
  • Nov 18, 2017: Sat, 7-9pm — Pasko Na Naman IV
  • Dec 9, 2017: — CDWCR Anniversary & Christmas Party
  • Apr 3, 2016: Financial Series — Small Business: how to set up day care
  • Mar 20, 2016: Financial Series — Saving and Budget
  • Mar 13, 2016: Financial Series — Income Tax
  • Jun 26, 2016: Elderly Care Series — Behaviour Challenges & Proper Nutrition
  • Jun 5, 2016: Elderly Care Series — Rights and Responsibilities
  • Apr 24, 2016: Elderly Care Series — First Aid: with CPR
  • Apr 17, 2016: Elderly Care Series — Health and Safety
  • Nov 20, 2016: Self-Care Series — ‘Dress for Success’
  • Nov 6, 2016: Self-Care Series — Spiritual
  • Oct 16, 2016: Self-Care Series — Psychological
  • Oct 2, 2016: Self-Care Series — Emotional
  • Sep 25, 2016: Self-Care Series — Physical (Spa-like)
  • Jul 17, 2016: Open House w fundraising activity
  • Feb 28, 2016: AGM at the CARE Centre Office
  • Dec 12, 2015: CDWCR Anniversary and Christmas Party
  • Nov 28, 2015: Pasko Na Naman 3
  • Oct 24, 2015: Halloween Fundraising Dance
  • Aug 15, 2015: Out of Town Picnic
  • Jul 1, 2015: CANADA DAY Picnic
  • May 10, 2015: CDWCR Annual General Meeting
  • May 4, 2014: Annual General Meeting flyer
  • Jul 1, 2014: Canada Day Picnic
  • Jul 20, 2014: Annual out-of-town picnic
  • Aug 30, 2014 Singing Workshop flyer
  • Oct 25, 2014: Halloween Fundraising Dance flyer
  • Dec 20, 2014: Pasko Na Naman II with the CDWCR's Singing Nannies flyer
  • Dec 20, 2014: CDWCR 22nd Anniversary & Christmas Celebration Dinner and Dance
  • May 12, 2013: AGM & anti-racism workshop
  • Jul 1, 2013: Canada Day Picnic
  • Jul 21, 2013: Annual out-of-town picnic
  • Oct 26, 2013: Halloween Fundraising Dance flyer
  • Nov 23, 2013: Pasko Na Naman! flyer
  • Dec 7, 2013: CDWCR 21st Anniversary & Christmas Celebration
  • Dec 1, 2012: CDWCR 20th Anniversary & Christmas Celebration
  • Oct 27, 2012: Halloween Fundraising Dance
  • Jul 22, 2012: Annual out-of-town picnic
  • Jul 1, 2012: Canada Day Picnic at Trout Lake. Potluck will be cancelled if it rains
  • May 12, 2012: AGM & anti-racism workshop
  • July 24, 2011: Annual out-of-town picnic
  • July 1, 2011: Canada Day Picnic at Trout Lake. Potluck will be cancelled if it rains
  • May 22, 2011: AGM & anti-racism workshop
  • Dec. 12, 2010: CDWCR 18TH Anniversary and Christmas Celebration
  • Oct. 30, 2010: Halloween Fundraising Dance
  • Aug. 22, 2010: Summer Get-Away
  • July 1, 2010: Canada Day Picnic
  • June 27, 2010: CDWCR AGM & Assertive Training Workshop (AM)
  • April 24, 2010: Spring Fundraising Dance