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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Le rôle des travailleurs en établissement dans le parrainage privé des réfugiés

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program will organize a virtual training session in French developed specifically for settlement workers. The session will equip Francophone settlement workers to better support their clients who are sponsored refugees and to collaborate more efficiently with sponsoring groups.

The training session will take place on Tuesday, December 8, at 10 am (Pacific Time).

Please register here.

Le Programme de formation sur le parrainage privé des réfugiés a le plaisir d’annoncer une séance de formation virtuelle, élaborée à l’intention des travailleurs en établissement francophones. La séance outillera les travailleurs en établissement pour soutenir leurs clients réfugiés parrainés et pour appuyer le travail des groupes qui parrainent ces nouveaux arrivants.

La formation aura lieu le mardi 8 décembre à 10 h (heure du Pacifique) et les participants peuvent s’y inscrire en cliquant sur le lien suivant :


December 8
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Markets as Incubators for Language, Cultural and Work Skills Development of Recent Immigrant & Refugee Women
Camosun College
January – March 2021 and April – October 2021

Effective Parenting in a New Country in the Time of Covid-19
Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugess (VICCIR)
Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am starting on October 22 till December 17

Reduce Stress through Mindfulness
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Oct 7th – 14th – 21st and 28th, 2020

Newcomer Youth Circle
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Wednesday, Sep 23rd – Dec 9th from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Learning about Canadian Heritage through Basic Sewing
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 22nd to Dec 15th, 2020

Canadian Geography and People as entwined by Newcomers’ Arts and Crafts
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 26th to Dec 19th, 2020

Canadian landscapes photography through Newcomer eyes
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 25th to Dec 18th, 2020

Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September to December, 2020

Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace Soft Skills Training Program
Tues/Thurs evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm- Sept 24th to Dec 10th

Preschool Learn and Fun
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Baby and Me- Coffee Hour
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Mondays 9:30-10:30 am

Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am