Why Safe Harbour

Why Safe Harbour
Our affiliation-based program has many benefits: flexible and accessible training delivered in-person and online; ongoing support for continued learning; public recognition for affiliates; and assurance from an award-winning program operating since 2004.

Blended training
Safe Harbour’s blended training incorporates e-learning and face-to-face learning. There are several benefits to our blended learning model. E-learning offers flexibility and convenience in the busy workplace because participants can complete coursework in their own time, at their own pace. Our e-learning modules also use a variety of engaging media to support different learning styles. In our face-to-face sessions, the focus is on group discussions and collaborative learning. Click here to meet the facilitators who lead these sessions.

Across the province
Safe Harbour facilitators can deliver in-person workshops in more than 40 communities across the province. Where an in-person workshop isn’t available, the training can be facilitated live online. Our online workshops simulate an interactive, facilitated setting. Accessibility is core to Safe Harbour as the project is delivered by AMSSA, a non-profit organization working to strengthen diversity in B.C.

Affiliate recognition
Safe Harbour affiliation is a great way to demonstrate your organization’s values to employees and clients. The Safe Harbour decal for storefront display is given to all member organizations that complete Diversity & Inclusion training and commit to creating welcoming and inclusive spaces.

Ongoing Support
Safe Harbour affiliates have access to resources and tools to support their diversity and inclusion initiatives. These supports include access to a resource library as well as free or discounted registration to select webinars and e-symposia hosted by Safe Harbour and AMSSA. Affiliates also receive discounts on future trainings and the Multifaith Calendar. Beyond featuring beautiful artwork, the calendar is a helpful tool for building cultural literacy.

AMSSA’s Commitment
Safe Harbour is a project of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies (AMSSA) of British Columbia. For 39 years, AMSSA has been strengthening diversity in B.C. through supporting its 70+ member organizations doing immigrant settlement and multicultural work. AMSSA brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to the Safe Harbour program, knowledge of the immigrant and multicultural sector and experience hosting in-person and online events, and creating and distributing information and resources.