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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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August 2017

Citizenship Preparation

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brentwood Community Resource Centre, 2055 Rosser Avenue
Burnaby, BC Canada
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Join MOSAIC for a 1-day workshop to prepare for Canadian citizenship. The session will be facilitated by MOSAIC staff.  MOSAIC will discuss topics such as Canada's history, symbols, government and geography, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Free service. Registration required. Event details: When: Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: 2055 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby, BC Languages: In English with Chinese support Registration: echan@mosaicbc.org or 604-438-8214 ext. 209 *Please have PR number ready when…

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A New Life in Canada: Safe Driving in Canada

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Progressive Intercultural Community Services, #205 - 12725 80th Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada
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Join the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society for a workshop on Safe Driving in Canada! Event Details: Date: Tuesday, August 22nd 2017 Time: 10 am- 12:30 pm Location: PICS Surrey Headquarters Address: #205-12725-80th Avenue, Surrey, BC PICS will be having guest speakers from ICBC and the Surrey RCMP to talk about topics related to general traffic regulations in Canada, the types of vehicle insurance, how to avoid heavy fines in case of an accident and what you should do in…

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Resume and Cover Letter Writing – Free Workshop

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MOSAIC Burnaby, 5902 Kingway
Burnaby, BC Canada
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Join MOSAIC for their free workshop on resume and cover letter writing. The workshop will cover: Tips in writing a resume and cover letter Learn the basic principles of resumes and cover letters When: August 26, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Where: MOSAIC, 5902 Kingsway, Burnaby Eligible clients include: Temporary Foreign Workers, Caregivers, Permanent Residents, Citizens and International Students For registration, please contact Rey at 604-438-8214 or rblasco@mosaicbc.org *Please bring your SIN or Unique Client ID to complete registration

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NSMS – Retail Connections for Immigrant Youth

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
YWCA WorkBC, Employment Services Centre, 106, 980 West 1st Street
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 Canada
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North Shore Multicultural Society presents Retail Connections an Immigrant youth retail employment Program. Join the program! The program offers: 4 days of daily group-training sessions including: Retail specific trainings Job search skills and education coaching Employment connections Industry recognized short term training certificates: World Host Customer Service Food Safe Level 1 Emergency First Aid 8 weeks of one-to-one coaching and job-search support Location: YWCA WorkBC Employment Services Centre, 980 West 1st Street #106, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 Start Date:…

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September 2017

Guided Capilano Hike!

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, Canada
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Join YMCA for a fun day out led by energetic and knowledgeable guide Erik Graff! Get fit while learning about the local history and environment Visit the salmon hatchery Connect with new people in this beautiful surrounding in North Vancouver For Permanent Residents only. FREE but you must register. Event details: When: Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Meet at: Robert Lee YMCA, main lobby level Registration: www.eventbrite.ca or 604.673.6197

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AMSSA Webinar: Supporting Clients with Disabilities

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online

Building on the information shared in the January 2016 Migration Matters Supporting Newcomers with Disabilities edition and responding to the need for more resources for newcomers with disabilities, this 90-minute webinar will explore barriers to accessing settlement services for newcomers with disabilities and how providers can improve accessibility to assist clients' integration into communities. This webinar will focus on physical disabilities (dexterity, mobility, seeing, hearing, etc.) accessibility and inclusion (including inclusive language) the Canadian context of disability awareness case studies and…

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Acting Against Racism: Strategies for Moving Forward

September 14 @ 7:00 pm
Kay MeekCentre, 1700 Mathers Avenue
West Vancouver, BC Canada
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North Shore Multicultural Society presents Acting Against Racism: Strategies for Moving Forward Date & Time: September 14, 2017, 7pm-9pm Location: Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver Have recent national and international events made you feel uncertain or helpless about what you can do to prevent racist or discriminatory behaviour on the North Shore? Racism is not new and neither is Islamophobia, but police-reported hate crimes have recently increased in Canada, leaving many of us wondering how we can…

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Authentic Chilean Cuisine

September 16 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for a workshop on Authentic Chilean Cuisine. Date & Time: September 16, 2017, 3:30pm to 7:30pm Location: 800 E Broadway, Vancouver Tickets: $5 adults and youth $2.5 (children 5 - 12 yrs.) Come and learn practical skills to prepare a traditional Chilean meal. Enjoy making new friends and connecting with neighbours, share about Canadian life and culture.

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Co-operative Housing

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 "Co-operative Housing". Date & Time: September 17, 2017, 1pm-3pm Location: Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary’s Parish 5239 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8 Join in a free interactive discussion about: • What is a Housing Co-op? How does it differ from other housing options? • What are the advantages of Co-op Housing? • Who is eligible to apply? • How does one apply - forms, documents, processing time, etc.? Speaker: Fiona…

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BC JobConnect – Giving Newcomers a Career Head Start

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

Join IEC-BC's webinar: BC JobConnect - Giving Newcomers a Career Head Start BC JobConnect is a customized, free online talent tool created to connect job-ready newcomers in BC to employers. It provides a platform for newcomer job seekers to showcase their skills, education and work experience to find employment, while assisting employers to address their workforce needs. While many employers are experiencing labour shortages and recognize the skills that Canadian newcomers can bring to their company, they often don’t know…

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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