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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.

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December 2018

Preparing for Canadian Citizenship – Free Workshop for Arabic-speaking Permanent Residents

December 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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When: Tuesday & Wednesday, December 18 & 19 Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM Where: Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street, Vancouver REGISTRATION IN ADVANCE REQUIRED For registration please provide your PR card number before the workshop. Registration please contact : Teresa or Nour (604) 254 5401 Ext. 276 settlementprograms@kiwassa.ca Free Workshop series. Light snacks and Bus ticket support provided to eligible participants. Childminding during workshop is available with advance registration. The sessions will cover: The changes to Canadian citizenship…

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BCFED Annual Labour Free Community Christmas Dinner

December 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When: December 4, 2018 Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:  Maritime Labour Centre 1880 Triumph St. Vancouver Upper Auditorium Whalley Legion 13525-106th Avenue Surrey This dinner is for those in the community who are less fortunate. They are served a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, music, carol sing-a-longs, gifts from Santa for every child and teenager, a visit to the boutique, and a food hamper. Reservations are not necessary, so you can come anytime between 5:00 pm…

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January 2019

AMSSA Webinar: Unpacking LINC Placement, Delivery and Assessment

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

This webinar will educate settlement and LINC staff on the roles of LINC assessors and the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test (CLBPT) in LINC service delivery. The webinar will identify and extrapolate on the sequence of: Placement assessment (CLBPT) in different regions LINC classroom formative assessment Summative assessment (PBLA) and Official language testing for citizenship purposes. The webinar will also distinguish the CLBPT from other IRCC testing methods including the Literacy Placement Tool Assessments (CLB-LPT, NCLC-OCA). Event Details: Date: Tuesday,…

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We Speak Translate Webinar

January 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online

The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), BC, Canada, which uses the Google Translate app to aid in refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities. The We Speak Translate project address the number on barrier to new immigrant integration – language – by re-purposing technology as a tool and symbol for welcoming communities – which value diversity and inclusion. The project involves training community…

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Dads at play!

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for Dads at play! An evening drop-in program for dads with 0-5 years.

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Let’s Talk about Reconciliation Film Series

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC Canada
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Watch Indigenous-created films that showcase the rich culture, history, realities, and resilience of Indigenous people.

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We Speak Translate Webinar

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online

The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), BC, Canada, which uses the Google Translate app to aid in refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities. The We Speak Translate project address the number on barrier to new immigrant integration – language – by re-purposing technology as a tool and symbol for welcoming communities – which value diversity and inclusion. The project involves training community…

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Taxes and Benefits for Families

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Family Services of Greater Vancouver for a Taxes and Benefits for Families workshop.

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February 2019

Pinatas and Pete – Parenting Matters at MPNH

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House for Pinatas and Pete - a fun evening of crafts and creativity!

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2019 Lunar New Year Lunch and Celebration

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Join Kiwassa Neighbourhood House at their 2019 Lunar New Year celebration! 

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

February 2019 Workshops
ISSofBC

Parenting and Disability
An EAL course for parents and caregivers of children and adults with disabilities
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Jan. 17 – Mar. 7, 2019 

Free English Conversation Circle
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Starting Jan. 24; 10 sessions)

Citizenship Preparation and Orientation Series
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
Workshops include: Overview of Canada, Canadian Government & Elections, The Canadian Economy & The Justice System, and Knowing Canada’s Regions
February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2019

Basic Computer Skills Workshop
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
Feb. 19, 26, & Mar. 5, 2019 

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)

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 

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

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

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

English Conversation Club
YMCA