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Canadian School System

Access to education is essential, especially as you start your new life in Canada. Settlement staff at Mission Community Services can assist you in understanding the various processes the schools require for your child to attend. Settlement staff will continue to support you, your child and school staff to ensure the learning experience is a […]


The dairy sector in the region is helping to feed local families with the donation of one cow by Brett Vander Wyk of Malabar Farms in Dewdney.  Jono Rushton and staff at McClary Stockyards in Abbotsford are responsible for shipping the cow to Johnstons Packers where Bonnie Winsor, Ivan TenBos and staff of Chilliwack will process […]


Work on MY House (Mission Youth House, a community project dedicated to serving at-risk youth) is under way in the house behind Mission Community Services Society. Working on the project here are Hunter Jordan, a carpentry student at Riverside College, and John Retallick, the volunteer supervisor.

Need advice about health care?

Access to Health Care in Canada is every individual’s right. Mission has one hospital, a number of dental offices, walk-in clinics and a regional hospital in Abbotsford to serve you. Mission Community Services Settlement and Integration workers can help advise and direct you to access those medical services.

Transportation: Getting Around Greater Vancouver

If you are wondering how to get to your destination in the region, we can help you with transit and train schedules and advise you on the best way to get to where you want to go. Access to public transit can be limited if you plan to go to Vancouver from Mission. It gets […]

Is finding a job a concern?

Mission Community Services can steer you through the maze of employment challenges and opportunities in the region and talk to you about who you should see. Educational credentials from different countries have different meanings for those hiring skilled staff in Canada. A newcomer-to-Canada Connector program in Mission can help you start building your network with […]

What to know about home rentals?

One of your most important obligations as a tenant in any country is to pay your full rent on time. Your tenancy agreement should establish the amount of rent, when rent is due, and what forms of payment are accepted. You are still required to pay rent on time even if the day it is […]

Non-profits all-candidates meeting coverage

By  Carol Aun – Mission City Record Mayoral and council hopefuls squared off for the first time Tuesday night to discuss social service issues at the first all-candidates at the Clarke Theatre. More than 300 people attended the event organized by Mission Community Services Society, Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Mission Friendship Centre, […]