Events

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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E-Symposium: Navigating Housing for Newcomers

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

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January 2018

Get Hired Exploration Day

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC Coquitlam, Room 127, Room 127, 1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Canada
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ISSofBC presents Get Hired Exploration Day workshop Workshop objectives: Get tips on job search techniques Find out about companies who are urgently hiring Individualized coaching on targeting resumes to jobs Tips on how to ace interviews Sign up to ISSofBC hiring services Everyone is invited! Workshop is FREE. Transit passes will be reimbursed for eligible clients. When: January 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where: Room 127, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Register: 604-684-256 ext. 1161…

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Tips for Successful Interviews Workshop

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC for the Tips for Successful Interview Workshop. The ability to handle your self well at an interview is a skill you can learn, join the workshop and learn tips on the following: interview preparation and readiness answering common interview questions responding to behavioural and situational questions closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression professional follow-up This is a free workshop for permanent residents, live-in caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees/refugee claimants and provincial nominees. When: Tuesday, January…

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Information Session: Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
ISSofBC Vancouver, 501-333 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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If you have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician, you may be eligible to take this free 10-week course where you’ll: receive training in oral and written communications, and critical thinking skills be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISSofBC services Join an information session to learn more about this program: When: January 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM January 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM January 23, 5:30 – 6:30 PM January 25, 7:00…

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How to Create a Targeted Resume

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Avia WorkBC, Suite 101, 20316 56th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3Y7 Canada
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ISSofBC presents How to Create a Targeted Resume. Learn how to target your resume by: Knowing what style of resume to use Using transferable skills to highlight your abilities Highlighting your skills and abilities Showing what you can do for the employer A free workshop for permanent residents, live-in-caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees and refugee claimants and provincial nominees When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where: AVIA WorkBC Centre, Suite #101 20316 56th Avenue, Langley,…

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Active Start Soccer

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House presents Active Start Soccer, a program for children aged 2-5 years. A program that provides children with the opportunity to meet new friends, play new games, and learn new movement skills ...while playing soccer! When: Thursdays,  January 25 - March 1, 2018 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory For more information and registration, please contact: Carmen, Family Resource Programs Coordiantor: ccontreras@mpnh.org or call 604-879-8208…

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Information Session: Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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If you have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician, you may be eligible to take this free 10-week course where you’ll: receive training in oral and written communications, and critical thinking skills be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISSofBC services Join an information session to learn more about this program: When: January 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM January 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM January 23, 5:30 – 6:30 PM January 25, 7:00…

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Food Skills for Fathers

January 27 @ 4:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House presents Food Skills for Fathers.  Learn about food safety and nutrition related knowledge and skills. Change or validate your eating habits to promote good nutrition. Discover ways to modify recipes to make them healthier. Learn to make healthier choices (buying and preparing within a budget). When: Thursdays, February 27 - April 3, 2018 from 4:15 - 7:15 PM (6 sessions) Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory To register, please…

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Job Fair Ready with Resume Clinic

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
ISSofBC Coquitlam, Cottonwood, 201 - 504 Cottonwood Avenue
Coquitlam, BC Canada
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ISSofBC presents the Job Fair Ready with Resume Clinic - prepare for upcoming job fairs with this informative and hands-on workshop. A free workshop for refugee claimants, protected persons, permanent residents, live-in caregivers. temporary foreign workers and naturalized citizens Workshop features: Learn how to best prepare before a job fair Understand job fair strategy and how to plan your time at the event Get useful tips n how to follow up after a job fair Start researching companies and editing…

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AMSSA Event: E-Symposium – Navigating Housing for Newcomers

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Save the date! E-Symposium - Navigating Housing for Newcomers When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PST) Further details coming soon!

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February 2018

Heartbeat 2018 Intercultural Concert

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Valentines season, join the HEARTBEAT2018, a free concert of fusion music and poetry celebrating intercultural friendship in Vancouver. Featuring local artists such as this year’s GMA Canada female vocalist of the year nominee Rika Siewert, Naad Foundation founder Amarjeet Singh, former violinist with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra Sari Alesh, and many more! This music is represents hours of collaboration between the artists and actively builds intergenerational and intercultural community. Visit https://expandingmusicvan.wixsite.com/home for more information. February 13th, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church,…

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

YMCA Immigrant Services – Free Programs for Immigrants
YMCA
Fall 2017 – 2018

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) 

January 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

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

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