AMSSA and its member agencies and stakeholders organize public community events, workshops for newcomers to Canada as well as professional development training, workshops, seminars and conferences for (re)settlement, language training diversity and inclusion sector employees.

Community events and workshops which are continuous are listed below the calendar. Click here to view Ongoing Community Events

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AMSSA’s 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at AMSSA’s AGM to celebrate the year’s accomplishments including the election of AMSSA’s 2023-24 Board of Directors.

AMSSA’s AGM will be followed by an evening Welcome Reception for the IRCC BC/Yukon Summit: Collectively Envisioning the Future of Settlement and Integration. We welcome everyone who attends AMSSA’s AGM to attend the Welcome Reception.

The IRCC BC/Yukon Summit Welcome Reception will include networking, musical and cultural entertainment. Dinner and refreshments will be provided.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, September 25, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PT

IRCC BC/Yukon Summit Welcome Reception: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PT.

Location: Grand Ballroom, Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport

(7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3)

Please RSVP for the AMSSA AGM and the IRCC BC / Yukon Welcome Reception by September 19, 2023 by clicking here.

We gratefully acknowledge the funding by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the IRCC BC/Yukon Summit and the Welcome Reception.

Please note, AMSSA cannot reimburse travel expenses for this event as AMSSA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an independently funded event.


2024 Multifaith Calendars are available now!

Published annually by the Multifaith Action Society (MAS), the Multifaith Calendar is a unique educational resource that facilitates and promotes understanding of religious observances, occasions and festivals important to a wide spectrum of cultural and faith communities. This year, the Multifaith Calendar features the theme of Reclaiming our Happiness.

Order your calendars by clicking here.

Calendars will be available at the AGM and the Summit, if you are attending in-person and would like to purchase calendars please contact us at! If you would like to pick-up calendars at the AMSSA office, please contact us.



September 25
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport
7311 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Canada
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Ongoing Community Events/Programs

Library Champion Project
NewToBC (Register here)

TechLINC Workshop for LINC teachers – Fall 2023
Douglas College
Every 2nd Friday, from October 2023 to February 2024

Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House
Starting September 2023

Family Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood House
Fall 2023

Are you required to take an English test to work or study or gain citizenship in Canada?
University of Victoria

Workplace Skills for Success Course
Vancouver Community College
August 14 to November 3, 2023
September 25 to January 5, 2024

Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Thursdays starting July 6th

Circle of Security – Fall 2023
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
October 12 to November 23, 2023

Responsible Adult Certificate
YMCA Vancouver
Tuesdays, August 29 to October 31, 2023

YES² Program Flyer Final
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
Starting in early September 

Start your Own Business – Self Employment for Newcomers
YMCA Vancouver
Sept 11 to Nov 17, 2023

Food Sense – Healthy Cooking on a Budget
YMCA Vancouver
Saturdays – Sept 16 to Nov 04, 2023

Discover Canada
YMCA Vancouver
Saturdays, October 7 to December 16, 2023

Y Mind for Newcomers
YMCA Vancouver
Info sessions: September 27 and October 04, 2023
Wednesdays, October 18 to December 6, 2023

Shakti Film Festival 2023
Shakti Society
October 13 to 14, 2023

English Classes Virtually
YMCA Vancouver
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30PM @ Virtual
Thursdays 7:00-8:30PM @ Virtual

English Classes with a Twist
Impact North Shore
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
May 17, 2023 to March 31, 2024
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Virtual REACH – Virtual Remote Employment and Career Help
Douglas College
Starting April 21st, 2023