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NewToBC supports the planning, development, promotion, and delivery of library-based and other settlement services for newcomer immigrants and refugees in British Columbia. NewToBC services include:

  • A community engagement initiative called the Library Champions Project that provides newcomers with volunteer experience and that raises awareness about library and settlement services in BC communities.
  • Regularly updated resources available on the NewToBC website that provide newcomers and other interested parties with essential settlement information including:
  • A dynamic presence on social media – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn – through which NewToBC shares settlement stories, program and service information, and details on events and activities of interest to newcomers in BC.

NewToBC was established by the Government of British Columbia in 2012 and is managed by Public Library InterLINK. In 2014, NewToBC transitioned into a federally funded settlement service.

For more information on NewToBC, please contact Ben Hart, NewToBC Project Coordinator, at and / or visit:


 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada