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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March 22, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

In this Virtual Information Session, representatives from Family Services of Greater Vancouver, BC Society of Transition Houses, and the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre will discuss Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).

The World Health Organization recognizes IPV and GBV as major global public health concerns, as they affect millions of people and can result in immediate and long-lasting health, social and economic consequences. Additionally, there are serious repercussions on children who are exposed to IPV.

In April 2020, António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, called on governments to ensure that the prevention of violence against women is a key part of their response plans for COVID-19. He implored governments to address the ‘horrifying global surge in IPV’. Reflecting global trends, the Vancouver-based agency, Battered Women’s Support Services, noted that calls to their helpline increased by 400% during the pandemic. People who experience marginalization have been disproportionately impacted.

In this session, Settlement Workers will learn how to identify abuse and effectively support impacted clients, especially those with language or cultural barriers. Presenters will provide contextual information and discuss the impact of the pandemic, as well practical strategies that frontline workers can implement and supports that they can access. 




March 22, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Ongoing Community Events/Programs

Library Champion Project
NewToBC (Register here)

Pathways for Newcomers

Community Expressive Craft Space
Gordon Neighbourhood House
Starting May 7th, 2024

Spanish – Community Expressive Craft Space
Gordon Neighbourhood House
Starting May 9th, 2024

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

Job and Career Fair
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre  Society
June 19th, 2024 , 10:30 am – 2:30 pm