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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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November 2017

Reconnecting with Your Child (A reunification workshop)

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary’s Parish, 5239 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8 Canada
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ISSofBC in collaboration with St. Mary's Migrant Ministry presents Reconnecting with Your Child (A reunification workshop). This workshop will explore: Impact of separation on caregivers, families and children Strategies to cope with separation Ways to manage challenges during reunification Different approaches to re-establish a strong and loving relationship with children Event Details: When: Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Where: Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary's Parish, 5239 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8 To register or…

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Little House Family Drop-In

November 24
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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A play-based program for families with children 0-5yrs old When: Last Friday of every month: September 29, October 27, November 24. Children and parents/caregivers are encouraged to play, participate in art/craft, activities, sing songs and read stories in Circle Time.  Parents/caregivers will find mutual support and access to house-wide and community services information. Visits by VCH Community Health Nurse and VPL Librarian. Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver, on Unceded Coast Salish Territory. www.mnph.org Suggested donation $2…

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Citizenship Test Preparation

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC for a free workshop.This is in preparation for your Canadian citizenship test and will provide tips to get you closer to the citizenship ceremony. When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM November 27, 2017 - Monday November 29, 2017 - Wednesday December 1, 2017 - Friday  Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre #201 - 2610 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 For more information, please contact: Dawran Mukamil 604-684-7498 Ext. 1672 dawran.mukamil@issbc.org Free bus tickets for eligible clients.  

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Citizenship Test Preparation

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC for a free workshop.This is in preparation for your Canadian citizenship test and will provide tips to get you closer to the citizenship ceremony. When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM November 27, 2017 - Monday November 29, 2017 - Wednesday December 1, 2017 - Friday  Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre #201 - 2610 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 For more information, please contact: Dawran Mukamil 604-684-7498 Ext. 1672 dawran.mukamil@issbc.org Free bus tickets for eligible clients.  

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Parents Time Out – Felt Make and Take

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House presents Parents Time Out - Felt Make and Take: Pete the Cat Create your own felt-story version of this classic children's favorite, and discover fun ways to support your child's literacy at home. Patterns and materials included. Childcare available. When: Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC Free! Registration required. To register contact ccontreras@mpnh.org or call 604-879-8208

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December 2017

Citizenship Test Preparation

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC for a free workshop.This is in preparation for your Canadian citizenship test and will provide tips to get you closer to the citizenship ceremony. When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM November 27, 2017 - Monday November 29, 2017 - Wednesday December 1, 2017 - Friday  Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre #201 - 2610 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 For more information, please contact: Dawran Mukamil 604-684-7498 Ext. 1672 dawran.mukamil@issbc.org Free bus tickets for eligible clients.  

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Skills Training Centre
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
September – November 2017

Entry to Hospitality Careers for Women Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources society
September 11 – November 30, 2017

Canadian Fitness Connection
YMCA
September 22 – December 08, 2017

Childcare Career Exploration
YMCA
September 23 – December 09, 2017

Community Leaders Igniting Change
Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition
September 28 – December 14, 2017

Citizenship Preparation and Participation Course
YMCA
September 29 – December 01, 2017 

English Conversation Circle
MOSAIC
October 6- November 17

Impact Mentorship
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 10 – November 28 

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 10 – November 14, 2017 

Taste-Buds with Chef Andrew
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 11 – November 9, 2017 

Food Skills Program – Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 11 – November 15, 2017 

Effective Parenting After Separation
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 12 – November 16, 2017

My Tween and Me – parenting program for Parents with Children aged 7-12
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
October 28 – December 2, 2017

Caring Neighbours at Christmas
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
October 31 – November 30, 3017 

November 2017 Workshops
ISSofBC
November, 2017 

Free Activities for Newcomers
MOSAIC
November, 2017

Get in the Know! With Alden Habacon
Driving Organizational Change, Fostering Inclusion, Building Intercultural Skills & Knowledge
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
Workshops in December, 2017 

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

2016 – 2017 Program Dates
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

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