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: 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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May 2019

Parenting Matters: Stress and Anxiety Effects in the Family

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House presents Parenting Matters: Stress and Anxiety Effects in the Family.

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Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Program – Free Information Session

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society – Vancouver, 200 - 8153 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5X 3L2 Canada
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Join Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) for the Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Program Information Session!

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WorkBC Job Fair

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
WorkBC Vancouver Northeast, Unit 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4C1 Canada
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Join the Vancouver North East WorkBC Centre for the WorkBC Job Fair!

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June 2019

Prepare for a Career in Banking

June 7 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Coquitlam Public Library- City Centre, 1169 Pinetree Way,
Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Canada
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Join ISSofBC for an event by women for women: Prepare for a Career in Banking.

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You have rights! Workshop: Rights & Responsibilities

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Progressive Intercultural Community Services, #205 - 12725 80th Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada
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MOSAIC and the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) presents a workshop on rights and responsibilities for Temporary Migrant Foreign Workers.

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The Art Of Facilitation

June 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava St.,
Vancouver, British Columbia V6N 1L1 Canada
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Be prepared to join "The Art Of Facilitation" hosted by Beyond the Conversation to have fun, talk about empowerment and how to make a difference. 

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Family Sponsorship

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary’s Parish, 5239 Joyce Street
Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8 Canada
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Join ISSofBC's Settlement Program in collaboration with St. Mary's Migrant Ministry for the Family Sponsorship workshop!

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AMSSA Webinar – Alcohol and Drug Use: Supporting Migrant Workers Who are Facing Addiction

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

Due to the stigma and negative connotations linked to alcohol and drug addiction, it is difficult for many users to accept they have a problem. Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol and drugs can have adverse health impacts, the effects may last long and can cause permanent damage. Isolation, family separation and anxiety associated to living in a foreign country, among other factors, can put migrant workers at risk of facing alcohol and drug addiction. For this reason, it is important…

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Community Connections Food Programs

June 22 @ 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
800 East Broadway Vancouver, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1Y1 Canada
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Come and learn hands-on skills by helping to prepare a traditional authentic Arabic dinner. Make new friends and connect with neighbors wile learning about Arabic life, music and culture.  Event Details: When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Time: 2:30 – 7:30 PM PST Where: 800 East Broadway, Vancouver. 

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AMSSA Webinar: Exploring Online Service Delivery, Principles & Practices

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online

As digital technology use in settlement and integration education increases, more training is beneficial. This webinar will help settlement teams understand the benefits and multiple approaches to online learning, as well as stay current on research and available supports. Event Details: Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am (PDT) Location: Online | You will receive the web link via email after registering Presenters: Rob McBride, LearnIT2teach Project Manager of Administration and Communication, Executive Director of New…

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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
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

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

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