Happy Holidays from Us to You!
Please note that the AMSSA office will be closed from 4:00pm December 23, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016. The office will re-open on January 4th, 2016 at 9:00am.
Keep Up to Date with Syrian Refugee Resettlement to British Columbia
To provide our stakeholders with the latest information and facts about the response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis, and to assist organizations in resettling Syrian refugees to British Columbia, AMSSA created two resources:
Explore the Changes to Canada's Citizenship Act and the Newcomer Journey through Social Media
Did you know that the first Citizenship Ceremony was held on January 3, 1947? Or that 262,574 individuals became new Canadians in 2014?
One of our recent Migration Matters Info Sheets explores the main amendments made to the Canadian Citizenship Act which came into effect in 2015. The Info Sheet also provides an overview of the changes to the Citizenship Act and the Immigration Acts throughout history.
According to a study entitled Digital Acculturation by Yahoo, recent immigrants who have moved to the country in the past five years prefer to access settlement information online, through social media, rather than in person. AMSSA explores this with its latest edition of the Migration Matters Info Sheet: New Canadians' Journey Through the Social Media Landscape.
Read the Migrations Matters Info Sheets here.
Get the Seniors' Perspective on Immigration
AMSSA's latest web video, created in collaboration with South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, S.U.C.C.E.S.S and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver focuses on the immigration needs and challenges of seniors. The video provides settlement workers with information and tips to better serve this client group.
|How to Build Capacity through Mentorship Programs |
Mentorship programs can be an efficient and rewarding method for building capacity within your client base with minimal cost and high return.
This webinar presented by Diane Lloyd, Inspired Results Group provided a practical approach to understanding the power of mentoring relationships and offered a "real life" perspective on mentoring. Key learnings included:
- Designing phase of mentorship programs
- How to implement a successful program
- Steps needed to oversee a mentorship program
View the webinar online by clicking here and share it with your networks!