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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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March 2018

Virtual Career Fair

March 15 @ 9:00 am - March 16 @ 4:00 pm
Online

Immigrant Services in Calgary is hosting a virtual career fair for newcomers on March 15 and 16, 2018.  Details are as follows: March 15 and 16, 2018 MDT 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Explore 1000+ jobs with 30+ Canadian companies across Western Canada from the comfort of your home. Take part in interviews, information sessions on a variety of industries. Register online now at http://vcf.settlementcalgary.com

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How to Protect Yourself & Your Family Online

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC and learn more about: How cyber criminals can use your identity (your online footprint) How to spot malicious emails How to protect your children online How newcomers can be a target for cyber-stalkers Other information: best practices, passwords, social media and more. When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM Where: Welcome Centre, Room 101 - 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC Space is limited! Pre-registration is required. To register or to get more information, please contact:…

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How to Prepare for a Job Fair

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Vancouver Public Library presents "How to prepare for a job fair." Job fairs provide the opportunity to make a positive impression in person and to network with employers face-to-face. Attend our interactive workshop to learn how to prepare for a job fair, network effectively and impress potential employers! Event Details: March 20, 2018 10 am – 12 pm Central Library Alma vanDusen and Peter Kaye Rooms Registration: 604-331-3653 Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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Coming Together First Nations and South Asian Culture – Indian Classical Dance, Music and Poetry!

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Free event!  Coming together First Nations and South Asian Culture - Indian Classical Dance, Music and Poetry! When: Sunday, May 27 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where: Vancouver Public Library, Alice Mackay Room 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver  

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iCON Chinese Health Forum

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jewish Community Centre, 950 W 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7 Canada
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Healthy @ Home - Living Well with Chronic Conditions The forum will bring together patients, families, health professionals, and community organizations to share information, self-management best practices, and community resources. Delivered in Cantonese with simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin and English, the forum will be available live online at www.iconproject.org, making this interactive education accessible to communities, patients and families across the province. When: Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 10:30am to 4:00pm 10:30am – 12:00pm Open House featuring health information booths,…

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Parenting Matters: Rainbow Families

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Parenting Matters: Rainbow Families Same Same but Different  Open to everyone, this workshop will focus on raising awareness around the issues that LGBTQ parents encounter when parenting: identity bias, beliefs and assumptions. Event Details: Tuesday, March 27 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway, Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory

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Get Hired! Advice from Recruitment Experts

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Vancouver Public Library presents Get Hired! Advice from Recruitment Experts. Hear from recruitment experts about the soft and hard skills required to get hired in today’s job market. Practice networking and make new contacts. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Event Details: March 27, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm Central Library Alice MacKay Room Registration: 604-331-3653

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April 2018

Build a 30 Second Knockout Elevator Pitch!

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Learn the steps to building the perfect pitch that summarizes who you are, what you do and why you are the right candidate. You will be ready to reel off your elevator pitch at any time in a job fair, interview, even a cocktail party conversation with someone who might be able to help you land a job! Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Event Details: April 5, 2018 2 pm – 4 pm Central Library Alma vanDusen and…

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MOSAIC’s 7th Annual Career and Job Fair

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4 Canada
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MOSAIC's 7th Annual Career & Job Fair When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC Free Admission Recruiters want to meet you! Meet with over 70 employers For more information and updates on the fair visit: mosaicbc.org/careerfair Download the poster by clicking here.

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AMSSA Webinar: Accessing Support Services for International Students

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online

AMSSA invites you to a webinar presentation on our research on support services for post-secondary international students in BC. The research is funded by the Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology (JTT) and focuses on the support services that post-secondary institutions (PSIs) and service provider organizations (SPOs) that receive BC Settlement and Integration Services (BC-SIS) funding offer to international students. Nicole Armos and Ismaël Traoré will share key findings from the research, including an outline of the support services international…

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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
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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