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AMSSA and its member agencies and stakeholders organize public community events, workshops for newcomers to Canada as well as professional development training, workshops, seminars and conferences for settlement, diversity and inclusion sector employees.

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March 2018

Working in British Columbia – A Work Safe BC Orientation for English Speaking Newcomers

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
8400 Alexandra Road, 150 - 8400 Alexandra Road
Richmond, BC V6X 3L4 Canada
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Get ready to work in BC! Join ISSofBC and Work Safe BC to learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. This is an opportunity for newcomers to learn about: rights and responsibilities in the workplace for both the workers and the employers strategies to identify and talk about workplace hazards rules for reporting unsafe working conditions When: Friday, March 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: 150 - 8400 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3L4 To…

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Get Hired! ISSofBC Hiring Fair

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC's Hiring Fair: Get Hired!  Over 100 jobs waiting for the right candidate - this could be YOU! When: March 6, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC Please register at employersolutions@issbc.org or at https://goo.gl/forms/yyUTqyCfKUZdlhW83

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Reconciliation: Healing the Future

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$150

Mothers Matter Centre presents Reconciliation: Healing for the Future. Support Aboriginal families to succeed! Help the Aboriginal HIPPY Program to increase family well-being and resilience by supporting Indigenous parents to teach their children to succeed in school and beyond. When: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where: SFU Segal School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Tickets: $150 (includes $100 tax receipt) Keynote address: Yvonne Rigsby Jones, Reconciliation Canada Ambassador  With Tammy Harkey, Master of…

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Resource Fair for Refugee Claimants

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Surrey Central Library, 10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC Canada
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Options, UNHCR and MOSAIC present a Resource Fair for Refugee claimants. Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 Time: 11 am to 2 pm Venue: Surrey Central Library, 10350 University Drive in Surrey This free event will provide an opportunity for refugee claimants to:  Learn more about government and community services, Meet representatives of Refugee Claimant Serving Organizations Attend presentations on settlement, employment, refugee appeals and more. Connect with other refugee claimants Language support in Arabic, Kurdish, and Spanish will be provided during…

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Faces of Humanity Exhibit

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4 Canada
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Imagine leaving your home, able to take only what you can carry, and walking for as many as 14 days to reach safety. This is the journey many of those who have fled violence in Myanmar have taken. Since August 25, 2017, over 688,000 displaced people have arrived in Bangladesh. They are living in overcrowded, makeshift settlements, and the majority of them are women and children. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including the Canadian Red Cross, was quick…

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Career and Job Search Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 14, 2017 – March 28, 2018 (Wednesdays) 

Small Business Tour
Vancouver Public Library
December 30, 2017 – March 24, 2018 (Last Saturday of the month) 

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
When: Every Wednesday from January 24 – March 28, 2018 OR
Every Friday from January 26 – March 30, 2018

March 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

Connecting Through Vulnerability (3 workshops)
Muslim Food Bank Community Services

Be Here Now: February 25, 2018
Heart at Peace: March 25, 2018
Embrace Your Truth: April 29, 2018

Parent Educational & Support Program
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Program for parents of children aged 7-12 years old
Programs in English & Arabic from March 3 – April 7, 2018

ASPIRE Case Management Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Free Training Sessions for Ages 18+

Session 1: A Journey of Survival
Session 2: Case Management Training
Session 3: Managing Conflict and Resources

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
Settlement Orientation Services

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Microloans Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Finances for Newcomer Women with Children
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Yarn Circle
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
(Wednesdays)

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)
ISSofBC

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
ISSofBC
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

After School Club!
Kamloops Immigrant Services

Welcoming Neighbours
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Family Support Worker in Your Neighbourhood
All families with children 0-5 years old welcome
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Food Security & Sustainable Living – Workshops and Potluck
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
First Tuesday of every month 

Refugee Training and Employment Program – BC Alliance for Manufacturing
MOSAIC

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program
MOSAIC

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
MOSAIC
For pre-landed immigrants to find and retain employment

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents
MOSAIC

Family Literacy Outreach
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Infant Sing and Grow Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0 – 12 months old 

The Little House Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children 0-5 years old

West Village Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children birth to 6 years old

Baby Time Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Men’s Group
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Community Adult Literacy Program – Free English Class for Job Seekers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Syrian Kids Go!
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Community Adult Literacy Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

English Conversation Club
YMCA