Learning Series

Intended to be mainly virtual learning sessions for the community, learning series is an endeavor spearheaded by Parashar Malla in late 2023 and jointly organized by Nepal Cultural Society of BC (NCSBC), Hindu Buddhist Foundation of Canada (HBFC), Columbini Limited Partnership with technical support from Prasna IT. The zoom links for the events are shared in NCSBC Slack.

If you have an idea for Learning Series or would like to present, please write to bod@ncsbc.org.

Upcoming sessions (all virtual sessions):


First Time Home Buyer’s Guide
TBD, August


Physiotherapy (Live Session at the HBFC premises)
TBD, September

Organizers: NCSCBC, HBFC, Columbini Limited Partnership; IT Support by Prasna IT

Completed sessions:

  1. Time and date: 6 pm – Sep 13, 2023
    Topic: Immigration Policies
    Session led by: Emma Bell of RDM Lawyers
    Canadian immigration policies applicable to students and those on work permits.
    Learn how the policies apply to you.
  2. Time and date: 6 pm – Sep 20, 2023
    Topic: Wills and Estates
    Session led by: Luke Leger of Rosborough & Co
    Learn why its important to have a Will.
  3. Time and date: 600pm, Sunday, November 08, 2023
    Venue: Via Zoom – check NCSBC Slack or mailing list for the link
    Topic: Mental Health
    Session led by: Raj Khadka, MSW, PhD
    Learn about mental health, when to seek one and the resources available in the community. See linked presentation for resource material.
  4. Time and date: 130pm, Sunday, November 19, 2023
    Venue: 12351 Winram Rd, Surrey, BC V3V 3Y4 [This is an in-person meet]
    Topic: Retirement Planning and Enjoying
    Moderator: Suresh Bhatta
    If you are thinking of retiring or are already retired, please join the session to contribute as applicable to the discussion on what to consider, what is available, and processes involved in retirement planning and in retirement. Come share your experience if you are retired, and if you are thinking about it, be ready with the questions or even share what you already know.”
    Organizers: NCSCBC, HBFC, Columbini Limited Partnership
    Technical Support: Prasna IT
  5. Time and date: 6 pm – 12 Dec, 2023
    Topic: Child Development and Social Media Exposure
    Session led by: Dr. Meghraj Gnawali
    We believe this is a very timely topic that parents and children who are or are ready to using social media, will find useful. 
    Organizers: NCSCBC, HBFC, Columbini Limited Partnership
    IT Support: Prasna IT
  6. Time and date: 6 pm – 20 Dec, 2023
    Topic: Government Support to Young Entrepreneurs & Existing businesses
    Session led by: Sanjay Regmi & Prabeen Joshi

    Have you ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur? Do you want your kids to consider entrepreneurship? Do you know the Government of Canada provides quite a lot of support to those venturing?

    Existing businesses – do you know what benefits the government is providing at the moment?

    Come join Sanjay Regmi, Prasna IT and Prabeen Joshi, Kipra Foods, the two brand new entrepreneurial ventures of the community where they share their knowledge about the government assistance programs for both young entrepreneurs and existing businesses.

    Organizers: NCSCBC, HBFC, Columbini Limited Partnership; IT Support: Prasna IT
  7. Time and date: 6 pm – 27 Dec, 2023
    Topic: How to Start Your Own Amazon Webstore
    Session led by: Sanjit Rajbhandari

    Ever thought about starting your own Amazon business? Well, here’s your chance to learn the ropes! Join us for a laid-back virtual session with Sanjit Rajbhandari, where he’ll spill the beans on what it really takes to create one and how to get it going.

    Organizers: NCSCBC, HBFC, Columbini Limited Partnership; IT Support: Prasna IT
  8. Time and date: 1:30 pm – 21 Jan 2024
    Topic: Highlights of Canadian Taxation and Benefits
    Session led by: Rajendra Karki
    Location: TBD (We are planning for a hybrid learning experience (Physical Location: 12351 Winram Road, Surrey, BC) and/or via Zoom.). We will communicate further in future. 
  9. Topic: Work Place in BC, Standards and Safety Policy
    Wednesday, February 21, 2024
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Presenter: Sandeep Mangat, Worksafe BC
  10. Topic: Financial Literacy and Basics of Investment
    Wednesday, March 27, 2024
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Presenter: Nick Karliychuk, Pathfinder Asset Management Ltd.
  11. Topic: Maintaining Good Oral Health
    Tuesday, April 23, 2024
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Presenter: Dr. Sanjivan Mahara, DMD
  12. Topic: Disaster Preparedness – Understanding and Mitigating Earthquake Risks
    Wednesday, May 15, 2024
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Presenter: Dr. Bishnu Pandey

The PowerPoint slides are available in NCSBC Slack. (Please contact us for access if you are not a member yet.)

Flyer for the program is below: