Events

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 – Programs and Services for Refugee Claimants
The BC Refugee Hub invites you to this webinar covering provincially funded programs and services available to refugee claimants, along with statistical, trends and policy updates.

Date: September 17, 2019
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Deadline to Register: September 13, 2019
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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

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

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July 2019

Prepare For Career in Food Industry

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
280-610, 280-610 Sixth Street
New West Minister, British Columbia Canada
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An event by women for women. The food industry is more than restaurants and grocery stores. ISSofBC is hosting a workshop for women who have permanent residents status. Click here for more information

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Golf Fore CCS

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Chilliwack Golf Club, 41894 Yale Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada
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$150.00

Chilliwack Community Services presents its 6th annual Golfe Fore CCS on July 5th! This is a fun charitable tournament. Enjoy a round of golf, BBQ steak dinner, hole in one competition, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests, on course snacks and beverages, prizes and much more! Cost is $150 per competitor. All funds raised at this event will support programs in need, including early years, families, immigrants, seniors and youth. 100% of monies raised stay in Chilliwack and will…

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Richmond Multicultural Community Services Hiring Fair

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
road office, RMCS, NO.3 Road Office 220-4351
Richmond, BC Canada
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Explore new opportunities and meet local employees Click below for more information

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Settlement Program: Community Policing Workshop

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Community Policing is offering the Settlement Program for newcomers. In this program you will learn about various elements to be safe such as: How to identify telephone and internet scam, crime prevention, safety at home.  Event Details: When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST Where: Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.  Click below for more information

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AMSSA Webinar: Access to Health Care for Migrant Workers

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

The health of migrant workers is important. Workplace insurance or public health insurance can help them when they are sick or injured. The type of medical insurance can vary depending on the Temporary Foreign Worker Program stream. How does each form of medical insurance work? How can migrant workers access medical services? These are some of the questions that will be addressed by expert speakers in this webinar. Join us on July 11th for a webinar to learn more on…

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Canadian Citizenship – Understanding the application process

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is offering Canadian Citizenship – Understanding the application process (English with Chinese assistance). Event Details: When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST Where: Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.

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August 2019

Kin’s Farm Market Hiring Fair

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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ISSofBC is pleased to host Kin's Farm Market Hiring Fair on August 16th. Event Details: Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Where: Room 101, Welcome Centre, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4L2 Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kins-farm-market-hiring-fair-tickets-66609738521 or contact vanessa.lee@issbc.org, 604-684-3599 ext. 1628 2019-8-16 Kin's Farm Market Hiring fair

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Understanding benefits available for new parents (English with Spanish assistance)

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is offering Free workshop for New Comers ( workshop 1 of 2) – Understanding benefits available for new parents (English with Spanish assistance). Event Details: When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST Where: Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.

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Domestic Workers Education Seminar

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

Attend the BC Employment Standards Branch Education Seminar on August 27th, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Topics covered will include: Wages | Hours of Work | Terms of Employment | Record of Hours Event Detail Date: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (PST) Location: Online This seminar is free to attend, and can be accessed via the telephone or computer. The individual participant needs to sign up in advance in order to obtain the dial-in information and…

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WorkBC Hiring Fair

August 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MOSAIC WorkBC, Unit 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4C1
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WorkBC is pleased to host another hiring fair with leading companies: Alliance Maintenance, British Columbia Regional Council of Carpenters, Destinationne, Home Instead, Impact Recruitment, Kins Farm Market, Lululemon, Nurse next door, Sterno Home, Sandman Hotel Group and UPS WHEN: Friday, August 30, 2019 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM WHERE: Vancouver Northeast (MOSAIC) WorkBC - Unit 312 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1 Pre-registration is required.

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

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

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

Creekside Baby Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Fridays from June 14 to August 30, 2019

Exploring Calligraphy Art
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
6 Weeks
Starting Saturday, June 22, 2019

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

Summer School: MFB
Muslim Food Bank
July 8th – August 16| 10:00 – 2:00 PM

Digital Story Telling
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
10 weeks
Offered: July 9 – August 8, 2019 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Aspire Case Management Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Offered: Saturday, July 13, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm | Sunday, July 14, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Monday, July 15, 6:30 am – 8:30 pm

Connections
Douglas College
8 Weeks
Starting Saturday, July 29, 2019

Under The Tree” Family Drop-In at the Park
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Wednesdays from July 17 to August 28, 2019

September 2019 Workshops
ISSofBC- Coquitlam

First Steps to Prevention- Healthy Living Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Mondays September 9, 16 & 23, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Baby and Me Parenting Drop-In 2019
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Tuesdays from September 10 to November 19, 2019

Leadership and Facilitation Training
ISSofBC
14 Saturdays from September 14th to December 14th

Weave ‘n’ Chat
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Mondays from September 16 to October 28, 2019

Shoe Project
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS)
Monday nights (and some Tuesdays & Wednesdays) from 5:30-8:00pm from September 17, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Mondays from September 30 to November 18, 2019

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Mondays: September 30th and November 25th, 2019 from 6:30-9:00 pm and Saturday November 16th, 2019 from 9:00 am -1 pm

Impact Mentorship 2019
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Fridays from October 11 to November 22, 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
(Wednesdays)

Skills and Supports for JOB SUCCESS
ISSofBC
(Tuesdays)

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)
ISSofBC

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
ISSofBC
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women
ISSofBC

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
MOSAIC

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
Burnaby & New Westminster
MOSAIC

Refugee Training and Employment Program – BC Alliance for Manufacturing
MOSAIC

Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program
MOSAIC

Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
MOSAIC
For pre-landed immigrants to find and retain employment

HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents
MOSAIC

Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)
MOSAIC

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)
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

English Conversation Club
YMCA