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.

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AMSSATalk: Strengthening the Francophone Referral Process

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Every year, French-speakers immigrate to Canada and settle in Francophone communities outside Quebec. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Canada remains committed to supporting the successful integration and settlement of francophone newcomers. Therefore, IRCC’s Francophone Integration Pathway aims to ensure that French-speaking newcomers can obtain accurate and complete information on settlement services offered by francophone organizations.

This AMSSATalk will provide directors, management, and frontline staff with more information about ways of strengthening referrals to francophone organizations.

The AMSSATalk will feature speakers with a range of personal and professional experiences supporting different sectors, from settlement services to education in French, and employment services. The speakers will highlight the connections between newcomers’ integration and the principle of “par et pour” (by and for Francophones) while emphasizing the importance of collaborative partnerships to strengthen referrals to services in French for immigrants and refugees.

To conclude, the floor will be opened for a general “Q and A” session where participants will be invited to pose questions and solidify their understanding of the referral process.

Date: October 19, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please register HERE.
Location: Zoom – Event details will be emailed immediately after registration


October 19
10:30 am - 12:00 pm



Ongoing Community Events/Programs

Newcomer Employment Program
Options Community Services
Beginning on 12th October 2021

Restaurant Management Training
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
Beginning on 18th October 2021

Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Fall-Winter 2021 September to December

Creekside Baby Time
Creekside Community Centre
Fridays, October 1st to November 26, 2021 | 10:00-11 a.m.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Six sessions from September 23 to October 28, 2021- Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Job Search & Personal Development Workshops For Newcomers With Disabilities
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)

Men, family and Community
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
September 21st to November 30th, 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am to 2:00pm
Please complete and submit your registration form to:

Dads at Play
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Saturdays 10:00 to 11:30 am

Childcare Career Exploration
Fridays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Conversations For Success: Colour Your Way Home
Tuesdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Women’s Fitness Connection
Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Youth Fitness Connection
Saturdays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Employment Support for Youth Newcomers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)

H.E.A.L Employment Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Introduction to Roofing Trades Program
RCABC Educational Foundation

Online Learning for Migrant Workers in BC

S.A.H.A.R.A Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

LEADS Program
WorkBC Vancouver Midtown

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