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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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Webinar: Unpacking LINC Placement, Delivery and Assessment

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

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

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December 2018

Social Media for Job Search

December 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pitt Meadows Public Library, 12099 Harris Road
Pitt Meadows, BC Canada
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ISSofBC and Fraser Valley Regional Library present Social Media for Job Search. The interactive workshop will help you use social media to: find "hidden" opportunities in the job market create a great online impression keep up-to-date in your sector help job recruiters find you When: Friday, November 30 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM; or Monday, December 3 from 6:30 Pm - 8:30 PM Where: Pitt Meadows Library, 12099 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows To Register:  call 778-372-6567 (ext. 1278) or…

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Resources – ASPIRE Case Management Training

December 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
online

Muslim Food Bank and Community Services presents ASPIRE Case Management Training Register at volunteer@muslimfoodbank.com

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AMSSA Webinar: Innovative Outreach Strategies to Reach Newcomers to BC

December 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Online

Not all newcomers arriving to BC access the services available to them. Helping newcomers and those around them become more aware of these services exist and their value is important. This webinar will outline and provide suggestions on how service providers can better work to promote their services to newcomers arriving in their community. This webinar will provide settlement staff and LINC instructors with greater knowledge of: The information practices of newcomers, including their use of technology in migration and…

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Vancouver Northeast Hiring Fair

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
MOSAIC WorkBC, Unit 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4C1
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MOSAIC – WorkBC is pleased to host another hiring fair with leading companies: Angus One, Home Instead, MGR Construction, Merlin Plastics, Safeway  and SanMar WHEN: Friday, Dec 7, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE: Vancouver Northeast (MOSAIC) WorkBC - Unit 312 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1 (across the Commercial – Broadway SkyTrain Station) Angus One is looking for: Temporary opportunities: Executive assistant, Exhibition Hosts, Actors, Models and Calligraphers, Receptionists, Administration Assistants and Confidential Assistants, Intermediate/Senior Accounting,…

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We Speak Translate Webinar

December 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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AMSSA E-Symposium: Newcomer Men’s Integration: Challenges and Perspectives

December 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

As "gender" becomes more politicized than ever before, newcomer men have multiple hurdles in their settlement journeys. A lot hinges on their cultural intelligence and ability to navigate various social situations and social relations. Men with cultural gender norms that are very different from Canadian ones may encounter challenges in personal relationships, parenting, finding and retaining employment, continued education and language learning as well as in building community connection. The E-Symposium presenters will address some of the unique and complex…

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

December 18, 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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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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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

January 2019 Workshops
ISSofBC

MY Circle Core Program – Multicultural Youth Circle
ISSofBC
Oct. 2018 – Jan. 2019 (12 sessions)
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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 

LEVEL Youth Policy Program
for indigenous and/or racialized immigrant or refugee youth living in BC interested in leadership development and public policy
Deadline for application: February 1, 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