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Citizenship & Multilingual Resources

Language Learning Resources

Community Adult Literacy Program (Conversation English) – A partnership between the College of New Caledonia, Mackenzie and Mackenzie Public Library, this program runs from Sept to June each year. ESL and Adult Literacy Learners are welcome to attend any of four sessions per week and can start anytime. It’s free! Contact CNC to register: (250) 997-7200.
Decoda Literacy Solutions – Providing resources, training and funds, Decoda supports community-based literacy programs and initiatives in over 400 communities across B.C. Decoda supports children and families, youth, adults, Aboriginal and immigrant communities in an effort to build strong individuals, strong families and strong communities.
First Voices – Learn an Indigenous language (including Tse’khene) with this online Indigenous language archiving and teaching resource from the First People’s Cultural Council.
PronunciatorLearn a new language online or with the Pronunciator app. Library card required to login. 

Citizenship Resources

NewToBC – Find out services, programs and resources available to newcomers at, a website offered by BC Libraries to help you succeed in your new community.
transparent Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS Prince George) – A non-profit agency providing settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees throughout Prince George and the northern region of British Columbia.
Click Law – An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.
KnowBC Online (In-Library use only) includes:

  • Encyclopedia of British Columbia: with more than 4,000 entries and 1,500 accompanying photographs, maps, charts and tables, as well as sound and video clips.
  • Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes
  • The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia
  • Far West: The Story of British Columbia
  • Raincoast Chronicles 20: Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia
  • Where Mountains Meet the Sea: A History of Coastal BC
Citizenship Resources from Richmond Public Library.