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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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July 2017

Golf Fore CCS Tournament

July 7 @ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Chilliwack Golf Club, 41894 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada
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The 4th Golf Fore CCS Tournament is a fun charity tournament raising funds supporting programs in need, including early years, families, immigrants, seniors & youth services. 100% of funds raised stay in Chilliwack and will benefit residents from "twinkle to twighlight." When: July 7, 2017 11:30 am Registration 1:00 pm Shot Gun Start Texas Scramble Where: Chilliwack Golf Club The event includes: 18 holes of golf Shared cart BBQ Dinner On course refreshments Contests and prizes Hole in One Click…

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AMSSA E-Symposium: Parenting in a New Country

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Event information: Each family is unique, with a number of different factors influencing parenting styles, including family structure, culture, values, beliefs, language, health, education and location, to name a few. Newcomer families often juggle integration while preserving their own cultures and languages. As a result, parenting styles or expectations may be different and newcomers may have difficulty adapting or blending their parenting style once in Canada. This E-Symposium will look at parenting from a newcomer perspective, discuss various settlement supports…

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2017 S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Walk with the Dragon

July 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lumbermen’s Arch, Stanley Park, 3301 Stanley Park Dr
Vancouver, Canada
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Join S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at its annual Walk with the Dragon event. Also, join the 2nd Annual Walk with the Dragon Radiothon: July 15, 2017 from 8am - Midnight Telephone: 604-263-1320  

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Excited, Exhausted and Emotional: Adjusting to parenthood

July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Parenting Matters at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH) presents: Excited, Exhausted and Emotional: Adjusting to parenthood - a chance to learn and discuss about parental stress and what helps. Learn more about the event by clicking here. Event details: When: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 5:30 - 7:30 pm Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver Participant fee: $5.00 (recommended) Childminding & snacks available To register, contact Carment at ccontreras@mpnh.org or call 604-879-8208 ext. 202

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August 2017

Welcome to Vancouver: A Panel Discussion to support LGBTQ2+ Refugees

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$20.00

Vancouver Pride Society in partnership with the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian International Council are hosting the inaugural Vancouver Pride Society LGBTQ2+ human rights panel discussion. This event will provide the Vancouver LGBTQ2+ community with an annual forum to bring together leaders within the LGBTQ2+ community, allies and government together to discuss important human rights issues impacting the community. The inaugural event will be a panel discussion on LGBTQ2+ refugees in Canada. The event will be a panel discussion highlighting…

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39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Show your Pride August 6th. The Pride Parade is a staple of the Vancouver summer calendar, and it may be bigger than ever. Come for the amazing floats, fun colours, and to show what pride means to you. Join us at Sunset Beach if you'd like to continue the celebrations or just come for the Parade. Event details: When: Sunday, August 6 at 12:00pm Where: West End, Vancouver For more details click here.

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Free RESP Workshop

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, 3981 Main Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Little Mountain Neighbourhood House and the Family Services of Greater Vancouver for a Free RESP Workshop. The workshop will cover: Registered Education Savings Plan Free government money for your child's education How to get an RESP at startmyresp.ca/FSGV Event details: When: Wednesday, August 9 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, 3981 Main Street Registration: E-mail: mehak_sharma@lmnhs.bc.ca or call 604-879-7104 *Childminding available upon request.

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Women Employment Readiness Program

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Richmond Multicultural Community Services, 220 - 4351 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC Canada
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Richmond Community Multicultural Society presents the Women Employment Readiness Program (WERP) Free workshop that provides women with 12 sessions of training  designed to: Enhance essential employability skills and  interests Increase confidence in looking for job Enhance understanding of job-related skills Resume and Cover letter writing Job search techniques Interview preparation On-line Applications Customer Service training Life Skills Develop self-marketing skills and tools Microsoft office training (Word, Excel, Power point, keyboard typing, Access and Outlook. Visiting workplace  Connect with employers Transportation…

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North Shore Job Fair

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Shore Work BC, 980 West 1st Street, Unit 106
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 Canada
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North Shore WorkBC is hosting a JOB FAIR open to all job seekers. Part-time jobs for students and full-time jobs for everyone! Featured employers: A&W (food/beverage) Alliance Maintenance (janitorial) Comfort Keepers (healthcare/care homes) Grouse Mountain Resorts (tourism/hospitality) Hudson’s Bay (clothing/retail) Paladin Security (security services) Pizza Hut (food/beverage) RBC Royal Bank of Canada (banking) Shaw Communications (telecommunications) Shoppers Drug Mart (retail/pharmacy) Sun Life Financial (insurance/finance) Tacofino (food/beverage) Tutor Doctor North Shore (education/tutoring) Whole Foods (retail) Zwilling J. A. Henckels (retail) Sun…

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Job & Career Fair

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Multicultural Helping House Society, 4802 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join the Multicultural Helping House Society for their Annual Job and Career Fair. Multicultural Helping House and Network Resource Centre is a non-profit organization that serves new immigrants in different areas of their settlement needs. We have been part of the Vancouver Community since 1996. Fair Details: 4802 Fraser Street (on 32nd Avenue) Vancouver, BC V5V 4H4 Date: August 18, 2017 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Employers / Participants at the Fair in Healthcare, Finance, Fastfood, Hospitality, etc. Come…

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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