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AMSSA Webinar: Supporting the Alignment of Pre and Post Arrival Services for Newcomers

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join our webinar titled Supporting the Alignment of Pre and Post Arrival Services for Newcomers!

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST) *Please note the time has changed from ending at 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM 

This webinar will provide settlement service provider staff with greater knowledge of existing pre-arrival services currently being offered to newcomers destined for BC. BC pre-arrival service providers will share the elements of their programs especially as they relate to supporting newcomers with language and/or settlement services. Bridging opportunities for service alignment will also be shared.

Representatives from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will also be presenting during this webinar.

Registration: Click here to register

The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by 3:00 PM (PST)

Presenters

  • Alice Calmettes, BC Construction Association
  • Dina Cherevko, SOPA Program, MOSAIC
  • Johnny Chen, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • Lori Wilkinson, Immigration Research West (IRW)
  • Michael T. Cayetano, Multicultural Helping House Society
  • Ranni Sangha-Tolman, Abbotsford Community Services
  • Sangeeta Subramanian, IEC-BC

 

Details

Date:
November 30, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Venue

Online

Organizer

AMSSA
Phone:
604-718-2780
Website:
www.amssa.org


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ISSofBC

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

Youth Summer School
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Digital Storytelling
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July 5 – August 7, 2018 (Mondays and Thursdays)
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Play & Sing in the Park
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July 27 – August 31 (Fridays)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Free Leadership and Facilitation Training
ISSofBC
September 8 – December 8, 2018 (Saturdays)
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Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
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Microloans Program
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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
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(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women
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SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
ISSofBC – Settlement Orientation Services

After School Club!
Kamloops Immigrant Services

Welcoming Neighbours
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Family Support Worker in Your Neighbourhood
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Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

Food Security & Sustainable Living – Workshops and Potluck
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First Tuesday of every month 

Refugee Training and Employment Program – BC Alliance for Manufacturing
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Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program
MOSAIC

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
MOSAIC
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HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents
MOSAIC

Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)
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Family Literacy Outreach
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Infant Sing and Grow Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
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The Little House Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
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West Village Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
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Baby Time Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
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Men’s Group
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Boys & Girls Soccer Training
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Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Community Adult Literacy Program – Free English Class for Job Seekers
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Syrian Kids Go!
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Community Adult Literacy Program
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Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project
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English Conversation Club
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