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AMSSA E-Symposium: Newcomer Men’s Integration: Challenges and Perspectives

December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As “gender” becomes more politicized than ever before, newcomer men have multiple hurdles in their settlement journeys. A lot hinges on their cultural intelligence and ability to navigate various social situations and social relations. Men with cultural gender norms that are very different from Canadian ones may encounter challenges in personal relationships, parenting, finding and retaining employment, continued education and language learning as well as in building community connection. The E-Symposium presenters will address some of the unique and complex challenges that newcomer men face and will then engage in an interactive, live-recorded discussion to frame best practices and suggest supports for settlement service providers.

This E-Symposium topic will be complemented by a Migration Matters Info Sheet and video in a three-part series supporting newcomer men.


  • Meheret Bisrat, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
  • Ryan Avola, Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
  • Sean Mullen, ISSofBC

Event Details & Registration

  • Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

The registration deadline is Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM PST. 

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December 13, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm





Ongoing Community Events / Programs

January 2021 Workshops

Online Learning for Migrant Workers in BC

S.A.H.A.R.A Program

LEADS Program
WorkBC Vancouver Midtown

Level 1 Roofer, Damp and Waterproofer Red Seal Trade Apprentice Training Program
RCABC Educational Foundation in partnership with SkillSource
February 1-26 2021

Markets as Incubators for Language, Cultural and Work Skills Development of Recent Immigrant & Refugee Women
Camosun College
January – March 2021 and April – October 2021

12 Steps Addiction Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Thursdays- Online

Women Self-Defense
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Addiction & Mental Health Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Sundays 7:30 pm

ASPIRE Toastmasters Club
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Tuesdays 7 pm

Daily Food Distribution
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Everyday 5:30 pm