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 settlement, diversity and inclusion sector employees.

AMSSA Events

Webinar: Alcohol and Drug Use: Supporting Migrant Workers Who are Facing Addiction
June 18, 2019

Webinar: Exploring Online Service Delivery, Principles & Practices
June 25, 2019

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Community events and workshops which continue throughout the year are listed below the calendar.

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CCR Virtual Meeting – Toolkit on Private Sponsorship of Refugees

February 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

To launch the toolkit, and to explore opportunities for networking among sponsors, we will be holding a virtual meeting, open to all, on Tuesday 7 February. Please consider joining us, or pass this invitation on to others who might be interested.

Private sponsorship networking: Join us for a virtual meeting
On Tuesday 7 February, 2017 at 11am Pacific, 12 noon Mountain

Sign up at:

You will receive an email with a unique link to use to join the meeting.

The virtual meeting is designed for people involved in, or hoping to be involved in the private sponsorship of refugees, especially those who want to learn about opportunities for networking. We will introduce the CCR’s new PSR toolkit, present key resources available to sponsors, and discuss needs and opportunities for networking, information and advocacy.


February 7, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm




Canadian Council for Refugees
(514) 277-7223

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

April – June 2019 Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Just PLAY! Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Fridays, May 3 – June 21 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Learning Circles Leadership Training
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Tuesdays, May 14 – July 2 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Frames Film Program – Learn Film Making for Free
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
Tuesdays, May 28 – August 13 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Family Resource Program
Mount Pleasant Neigbourhood House
Saturdays, June 8 – July 13 | 11:00 am – 12:30 PM

Clear Communication for the Workplace Online Course
6 Weeks
Offered: June 10 – July 19 | Sep. 16 – Oct. 15 | Nov. 4 – Dec. 13 | Jan. 13, 2020 – Feb. 21

City Camp
A day camp for children aged 6-12 living with and beyond cancer / blood disorders and their siblings
3 Sessions | July – August, 2019

Parent Support Circle – Vancouver Spanish Evening Circle
Parent Support Services Society of BC & Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Every first & third Monday | 6:30 – 8:30 PM

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

Skills and Supports for JOB SUCCESS

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women

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
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 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants 
Accounting & Bookkeeping | Office Administration

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
Burnaby & New Westminster

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

Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)

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

Boys & Girls Soccer Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Saturdays from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Parent & Grandparent / Kinship Support Circles in BC
Parent Support Services of BC

Community Adult Literacy Program – Free English Class for Job Seekers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Immigrant Settlement & Integration program – Clear Communication for the Workplace (Online)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project

English Conversation Club