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.

AMSSA Events

Webinar: Supporting the Alignment of Pre and Post Arrival Services for Newcomers
November 30, 2017

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Community events and workshops which continue throughout the year are listed below the calendar.

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May 2017

Back in Motion’s 3rd Annual Diversity Conference: Creating Strength through Differences

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam, 405 North Road
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9 Canada
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Back in Motion’s 3rd Annual Diversity Conference: Creating Strength through Differences Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 Last year’s conference sold out, so make sure you act now! We have more presentations this year including: The Impact of Human Rights on Diversity & Inclusion Shining the Light on Youth Empowerment  Mental Health Challenges Faced by Refugees and New Immigrants to Canada: What to Expect and How to Help Introduction to Queer Competency Power and Diversity Navigating Mental Illness at Work Employer Panel:…

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Connecting Refugee Private Sponsor Groups with Settlement Service Providers

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Settlement organizations play an important role in refugee resettlement. Also of importance, is the growing role of the private sponsor. This webinar will discuss best practices of how settlement serving organizations can better connect and support private sponsor groups to address the following: Provide examples of how frontline workers can support privately sponsored refugees during their initial settlement in BC Clarify the role of sponsors and the roles of settlement organizations to have a better understanding of how to support…

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Prism Education Series – Transgender Inclusion 101

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Eye Care Centre – Vancouver General Hospital, 2550 Willow Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3N9 Canada
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Trans Inclusion 101- With Nikki Zawadzki and Kelendria Nation This session will focus on developing skills to welcome and support trans and gender diverse individuals in a variety of social service and healthcare settings. The goal of this session is to increase safety and access to services for trans and gender diverse individuals, in order to promote health and wellness. Target audience: Nurses, physicians, social workers, counsellors, mental health and addiction workers, housing workers, outreach teams, shelter staff, etc. In…

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June 2017

Voyages Youth Conference

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Simon Fraser University – Surrey Campus, 250 - 13450 102 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 0A3 Canada
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Join MOSAIC for an eventful day of story-telling on June 3, 2017. The day will focus on youth violence and will: Raise awareness of youth victimization; Provide information on the impacts of youth violence victimization; Provide youth with personal protective skills for crime prevention; and Provide resources for youth and their families. This is event is for youth ages 14 - 24 years old. Event details: When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: SFU Surrey…

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Spring Bazaar

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
South Granville Seniors Centre, 1420 W 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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South Granville Seniors Centre presents the Spring Bazaar Event Details: When: Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Where: 1420 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Contact: 604-732-0812 The event includes: Auction | Books | Jewelry | Vintage Antiques | Household Goods | Artwork | Fresh Baking | Hand-knitted Items Soup and Sandwich lunch at $7.00 Admission is free! View the poster by clicking here.

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Great Canadian Pony-Up Derby

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hastings Racecourse, 188 N. Renfrew Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Summer 2017 Open House: Mixed Language Exchange

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, 3981 Main Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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For men and women who want to exchange a language – any language! When: June 14, 2017 from 6pm - 8pm Where: Little Mountain Neighbourhood House 3981 Main Street, Vancouver, BC Learn more by clicking here.

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National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join YMCA for the biggest celebration of Aboriginal culture of the year! Visit the Teepee Village; Enjoy the Aboriginal Art Displays; Watch the Dancing and Music Performances in the beautiful surrounding of Trout Lake; and Great for the whole family. Event details: When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Meet at: Nanaimo Skytrain Station This is event for permanent residents only. FREE, but registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.

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Prism Education Series – Transgender Inclusion 101

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Eye Care Centre – Vancouver General Hospital, 2550 Willow Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z 3N9 Canada
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Trans Inclusion 101- With Nikki Zawadzki and Kelendria Nation This session will focus on developing skills to welcome and support trans and gender diverse individuals in a variety of social service and healthcare settings. The goal of this session is to increase safety and access to services for trans and gender diverse individuals, in order to promote health and wellness. Target audience: Nurses, physicians, social workers, counsellors, mental health and addiction workers, housing workers, outreach teams, shelter staff, etc. In…

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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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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 8, 2017

Childcare Career Exploration
YMCA
September 23 – December 9, 2017

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

Citizenship Preparation and Participation Course
YMCA
September 29 – December 1, 2017 

English Conversation Circle
MOSAIC
October 6- November 17

Impact Mentorship
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 10 – November 28 , 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