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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 2017

Free Parent Education Support Program

December 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Safeway Extra – Community Room, 580 Clarke Road
Coquitlam, BC Canada
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Join the Muslim Foodbank Community Service's program to strengthen your confidence and ability to positively influence the lives of your children and to provide nurturing based on Islamic values and principles. Program will start on Saturday, January 6 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM Children aged 7-12 years are invited to attend with their parents to most sessions. For more information, contact Ruba Kanawati at 604-366-8070 or ruba.kanawati@gmail.com. Orientation Session: Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM Where: Safeway Extra (Community…

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January 2018

Resumes and the Hidden Job Market

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
ISSofBC Coquitlam, Cottonwood, 201 - 504 Cottonwood Avenue
Coquitlam, BC Canada
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ISSofBC presents Resumes and the Hidden Job Market. A free webinar to learn about: Canadian resume styles and how to target your resume How to introduce yourself and present your skills Accessing more opportunities through the hidden job market When: Monday, January 8 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where: ISSofBC Cottonwood, #200 - 504 Cottonwood Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3J 2R5 To register or for more information, please contact Sarah Rolling at 778-383-1438 ext. 1912 or sarah.rolling@issbc.org.

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Explore Employment / Education Possibilities in Canada

January 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Avia WorkBC, Suite 101, 20316 56th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3Y7 Canada
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Join ISSofBC, for their career assessment workshop to explore employment and education in Canada. Workshop details: structured career assessment to know about yourself find out how your skills and education match with local occupations learn how to upgrade your education identify careers and how to achieve them in Canada A free workshop for permanent residents, live-in caregivers, naturalized Canadian citizens, refugees, refugee claimants and provincial nominees. When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Where: Aviva WorkBC…

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Information Session: Literacy and Essential Skills Training Program

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ISSofBC Vancouver, 501-333 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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If you have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician, you may be eligible to take this free 10-week course where you’ll: receive training in oral and written communications, and critical thinking skills be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISSofBC services Join an information session to learn more about this program: When: January 16, 7:00 – 8:00 PM January 18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM January 23, 5:30 – 6:30 PM January 25, 7:00…

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Information Session: Literacy Skills and Essential Skills Training Program

January 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
ISSofBC Vancouver, 501-333 Terminal Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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If you have worked or trained as a programmer, database analyst, data administrator or network technician, you may be eligible to take this free 10-week course where you'll: receive training in oral and written communications, and critical thinking skills be linked to employers, mentorships and other ISSofBC services Join an information session to learn more about this program: When: January 16, 7:00 - 8:00 PM January 18, 12:30 - 1:30 PM January 23, 5:30 - 6:30 PM January 25, 7:00…

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Tax System in BC

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jewish Family Service Agency presents the Tax System in BC workshop. Whether you are new to Canada and need an overview of the Canadian Tax System, or you are looking for tips and advice on how to better file your taxes, this workshop will provide you with the information you need, including: A brief overview of the Canadian tax system The general process for filing a tax return Individual responsibilities for filing Canadian taxes Eligible versus in-eligible tax deductions and…

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Career Explorer

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Vancouver Public Library presents: Career Explorer We help you find the information you need to start working in British Columbia. Explore your career and job options in this free workshop. Basic computer skills are required, and you must be legally able to work in Canada. Open to newcomers, citizens, and those with work and student visas. Offered through VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and WelcomeBC. Event details: Suitable for: Adults, Seniors, and Teens Language: English Where: Central…

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MOSAIC WorkBC Hiring Fair

January 19 @ 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 a hiring fair for leading companies:  Alliance Maintenance Ltd., Angus One Recruitment, EcoService, Home Care Assistance, The Home Depot, SMX Staff Management, WIS International. These companies are growing and are seeking top notch talent to join their teams. Part-time and Full-time job openings are available. WHEN:  Friday, January 19, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM WHERE:  Vancouver Northeast (MOSAIC) WorkBC  -  Unit 312 – 2555 Commercial Drive, Vancouver V5N 4C1 (across the…

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The Next Step March

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jack Poole Plaza, 1085 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC Canada

March on Vancouver acknowledges that this event will be taking place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh).  March On Vancouver is proud to host The Next Step March. March On Vancouver invites you to join them this year at Jack Poole Plaza, 1085 Canada Placefrom 10:00 am to 1:00pm. March On Vancouver gathered a year ago on January 21st in a historic march in solidarity with a world-wide movement of grassroots resistance. Now,…

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Get Hired Exploration Day

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC Coquitlam, Room 127, Room 127, 1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Canada
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ISSofBC presents Get Hired Exploration Day workshop Workshop objectives: Get tips on job search techniques Find out about companies who are urgently hiring Individualized coaching on targeting resumes to jobs Tips on how to ace interviews Sign up to ISSofBC hiring services Everyone is invited! Workshop is FREE. Transit passes will be reimbursed for eligible clients. When: January 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where: Room 127, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 Register: 604-684-256 ext. 1161…

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Ongoing Community Events / Programs

June 2018 Workshops
ISSofBC

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

ASPIRE Case Management Workshops
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Free Training Sessions for Ages 18+

Workshop 1: Trauma (July 13)
Workshop 2: Case Management Training (July 14)
Workshop 3:  Conflict and Resources (July 16)

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