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AMSSA Event: E-Symposium – Navigating Housing for Newcomers

January 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at out E-Symposium: Navigating Housing for Newcomers

Finding a home that is suitable and affordable is currently a major challenge for families and single renters across the province. This challenge is magnified particularly for newcomers whose past experiences and knowledge of seeking and securing shelter may differ greatly from those born and raised in British Columbia.

This E-Symposium will showcase the research, knowledge and recommendations of experts from national and local BC housing organizations. 

The panelists will provide settlement staff and LINC instructors with the information and resources to better support their clients in securing suitable housing and navigating common issues.

Event Details:

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
The deadline for registration is Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PST)

To register, click here.


  • Andrew Sakamoto, Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC)
  • Dr. Carlos Teixeira, UBC – Okanagan
  • Elisabeth Lefrancois, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Have questions about the event? E-mail Sabrina at or call her at 604-718-4220.


January 30
10:30 am - 12:00 pm





Ongoing Community Events / Programs

June 2018 Workshops

Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program
For IT professionals seeking career advancement in Canada
Read the brochure by clicking here
10-week course from June – August, 2018

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women

Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)

ASPIRE Case Management Workshops
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Free Training Sessions for Ages 18+

Workshop 1: Trauma
Workshop 2: Case Management Training
Workshop 3:  Conflict and Resources

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
Settlement Orientation Services

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

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
(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

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
For pre-landed immigrants to find and retain employment

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents

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

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

English Conversation Club