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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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June 2018

Family Sponsorshop

June 3 @ 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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ISSofBC's Settlement Program in collaboration with St. Mary's Migrant Ministry presents Family Sponsorship. Join in a free interactive discussion and learn about: Different type of family sponsorship Eligibility of Sponsors Documents required, fees and processing time Common issues Speakers:  Tess Action, Immigration & Refugee Lawyer Mojan Farshchi, Articled Studen When: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM Where: Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary's Parish, 5239 Joyce St. Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8   To register, please contact: Lenn…

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Parenting programs in Cantonese and Mandarin for Social Service Professionals

June 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Westcoast Family Centres Society, 101 - 2780 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Westcoast Family Centres Society presents parenting programs in Cantonese and Mandarin for Social Service Professionals together to receive a FREE workshop on Positive Discipline Strategies in Cantonese/Mandarin. This is a great chance for professionals to network, gain feedback, and learn. Feel free to share the following details with your staff/network: Positive Discipline Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Time: 9:30 - 12:00pm Location: Westcoast Family Centres Society | 101-2780 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC Facilitator: Emily Lok Language: Cantonese What is the…

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Appetite to Play

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$10.00
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Hiring Fair

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
MOSAIC WorkBC, Unit 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4C1
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WorkBC Employment Services Centre presents its Hiring Fair Interested in a career with leading companies in Vancouver? These companies are growing and are hiring for top notch talent to join their teams! When: Friday, June 15, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Location: 312 - 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC Pre-registration via employer@mosiacbc.org on or before June 14, 2018 https://workbchiringfair.eventbrite.ca Please bring your resume and Dress business casual *For Applicants Only / No recruiters www.employmentworks.ca

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Protecting yourself Online

June 17 @ 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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ISSofBC's Settlement program in collaboration with St. Mary's Migrant Ministry presents "Protecting Yourself Online" When: Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where: Seminar Room, School Gym, St. Mary's Parish, 5239 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC V5R 4G8 Speaker: Ryan Clarke, Cyber Security Professional Join in a free interactive discussion and learn about: How cyber criminals can use your identity (your online footprint) How to spot malicious emails How newcomers could be a target for cyber-stalkers Other information:…

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Eid Celebration & Reflections Gathering for Women

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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ISSofBC's Women's Peer Support Program is inviting women celebrating Eid and living in Vancouver to Welcome Centre for an afternoon of socializing and learning about our programs. When: Friday, June 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC V5N 4L2 RSVP to jihan.jarrar@issbc.org or 684-7498 ext. 1625 by June 19th, 2018 See the poster by clicking here.  

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The Shoe Project: Walk in Their Shoes

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada
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$19.00

In partnership with the Museum of Vancouver, The Shoe Project Vancouver presents Walk in Their Shoes, an evening of performance with ten amazing women who tell their stories of arrival and adaptation to Canada—through a pair of shoes. From Syria, Tibet, Eritrea, Colombia, Somalia, Indonesia, Iraq, Bangladesh, and El Salvador, these women have been coached in writing by award-winning author Caroline Adderson and in voice by performance coach Alison Matthews and performance and movement coach Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg. Join the event Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at the Museum of Vancouver…

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Substance Abuse Workshop

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Surrey Central Library, 10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC Canada
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The Muslim Food Bank Community Services presents Substance Abuse Workshop The workshop will be covering the following: Basics about addiction List of substances of abuse In depth discussion on models of causation of substance abuse Risk factors Symptoms of substance abuse / signs to look for Support When: June 23, 2018 from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Where: Surrey Public Centre Library, Room #405 Registration by donation! Recommended donation for: MFB Staff, Volunteers, ASPIRE Caseworkers, Students and Seniors: $25 Community…

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Men’s Fair

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House and Kiwassa Neighbourhood House present the Men's Fair. Connect with the community and get support and resources. Event Details: When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver Speaker topics: Employment  Healthy Communication Family Law Activities: BBQ and door prizes DJ and live music games and kids' activities Information Tables: Vancouver Coastal Health Vancouver Public Library WorkBC Dude Club and more! For more information and…

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Men’s Fair

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

July 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

Family Resource Programs | July – August
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program
ISSofBC
For IT professionals seeking career advancement in Canada
Read the brochure by clicking here
10-week course from June – August, 2018 

Youth Summer School
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
For Youth Ages 13 – 18 years
Starting July 3, 2018; 8 weeks, 3 days a week for 2 hours

Digital Storytelling
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
10 Session for Ages Between 12 – 18 years
July 5 – August 7, 2018 (Mondays and Thursdays)
10:30 AM – 12:30 AM 

Play & Sing in the Park
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
July 27 – August 31 (Fridays)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Free Leadership and Facilitation Training
ISSofBC
September 8 – December 8, 2018 (Saturdays)
Application Deadline: July 27, 2018

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)

Syrian Kids Go!
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Community Adult Literacy Program
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

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

English Conversation Club
YMCA