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

Have an event you’d like us to post? Click here for posting details.

Loading Events

« All Events

Education & Social Services Information Session

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

For Internationally Educated Professors, College Instructors, Early Childhood Educators & Social and Community Service Workers:  

  • The Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants – Education & Social Services program is for newcomers residing in BC with pre-landing training and skills as a Community and Social Service Worker, University, College and Vocational Instructor, Early Childhood Educator and  ECE Assistant. Please join this session to learn how our program can assist newcomers with the mentioned backgrounds launch their career! 
  • Register on Eventbrite, follow this link.


Please join us, if you are a foreign-trained professional from the following occupations:

  • Social and Community Service Worker (NOC 4212)
  • University, College and Vocational Instructor (NOC 4011 & 4021)
  • Early Childhood Educator or ECE Teaching Assistant (NOC 4214)The Douglas College Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants-Education & Social Services information session will explain how our program assists newcomers residing in BC pursue their pre-landing occupation. In this session, we will discuss how our knowledgeable Career Coaches provide clients with valuable tools and resources to understand and successfully navigate the labour market to help launch their careers. Furthermore, we will provide an overview of all the specialized services available to our clients and share a client success story. This session is open to service providers, immigrant serving organizations and foreign trained Social and Community Service Workers, University, College and Vocational Instructors, Early Childhood Educators and ECE Teaching Assistants.


    The Career Paths services include:

  • Personalized career coaching and action planning
  • Reimbursements for some of the costs related skills upgrading
  • Job search support and labour market information
  • Career Management Training workshops to provide you with successful job search tips, techniques and strategiesPROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

    The Career Paths program eligibility criteria include:

  • Permanent resident of Canada for less than 5 years, and not be a Canadian citizen
  • High intermediate to advanced level of English
  • At least 1 year of experience in your field (up to age 31) or 3 years of experience (31 years+)

Find more information here. 


February 10
10:00 am - 11:00 pm


Douglas College

Ongoing Community Events/Programs

Yoga and Families
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Thursday’s 10:15am-11:00am

Chinese Mother Goose Songs & Rhymes Program
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Wednesday & Friday’s 11:00am-12:00pm

Kindergarten Preparation Program
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Saturday’s November 5 – November 25 

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September 20 – November 25, 2022

Nobody’s Perfect
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
November 1 – November 17, 2022 (Tues & Thurs)

YWCA Afghan Women’s Employment 
YWCA Metro Vancouver
January 2022 – Ongoing Intake

LINC Community Innovation – English Classes
Impact North Shore
September 2022 – March 2023

IRCC Pathways to Childcare Careers
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
September – December 2022

Immigrant Women’s Peer Support Program Leadership and Facilitation Training
September – December 2022

YWCA Single Mothers’ Support Groups
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September 2022 onwards

Douglas College

Youth Employment Support Service (YES²) Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services

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

Employment Support for Youth Newcomers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services

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

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

Saturday Youth Leadership Program
Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
Saturdays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm