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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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November 2017

New Immigrant Orientation: Smart Budgeting – How to use energy conservation program to save money

November 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Kiwassa Neighbourhood House presents the New Immigrant Orientation: Smart Budgeting - How to use energy conservation program to save money Event details: When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where: Thunderbird Community Centre, 2311 Cassiar Street, Vancouver Drop-ins welcome. Registration recommended. Preference given to Permanent Residence. Please bring your PR card and your hydro bill. Conducted in English with Chinese assistance. This workshop covers information on: Energy saving resources e.g. grants, rebates etc. How to read…

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Citizenship Test Preparation

November 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC for a free workshop.This is in preparation for your Canadian citizenship test and will provide tips to get you closer to the citizenship ceremony. When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM November 27, 2017 - Monday November 29, 2017 - Wednesday December 1, 2017 - Friday  Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre #201 - 2610 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 For more information, please contact: Dawran Mukamil 604-684-7498 Ext. 1672 dawran.mukamil@issbc.org Free bus tickets for eligible clients.  

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AMSSA Webinar: Supporting the Alignment of Pre and Post Arrival Services for Newcomers

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Join our webinar titled Supporting the Alignment of Pre and Post Arrival Services for Newcomers! When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST) *Please note the time has changed from ending at 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM  This webinar will provide settlement service provider staff with greater knowledge of existing pre-arrival services currently being offered to newcomers destined for BC. BC pre-arrival service providers will share the elements of their programs especially as they relate to…

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Parents Time Out – Felt Make and Take

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House presents Parents Time Out - Felt Make and Take: Pete the Cat Create your own felt-story version of this classic children's favorite, and discover fun ways to support your child's literacy at home. Patterns and materials included. Childcare available. When: Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM Where: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC Free! Registration required. To register contact ccontreras@mpnh.org or call 604-879-8208

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December 2017

Citizenship Test Preparation

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome Centre – ISSofBC, 2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Join ISSofBC for a free workshop.This is in preparation for your Canadian citizenship test and will provide tips to get you closer to the citizenship ceremony. When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM November 27, 2017 - Monday November 29, 2017 - Wednesday December 1, 2017 - Friday  Where: ISSofBC Welcome Centre #201 - 2610 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2 For more information, please contact: Dawran Mukamil 604-684-7498 Ext. 1672 dawran.mukamil@issbc.org Free bus tickets for eligible clients.  

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Holly Bazaar

December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Granville Seniors Centre, 1420 W 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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South Granville Seniors Centre presents: Holly Bazaar. When: Saturday, December 9 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Details: Free Admission! Auction | Books | Jewelry | Vintage Antiques | Household Goods | Artwork | Fresh Baking | Hand-knitted items | $7 Soup & Sandwich Lunch served from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where: 1420 W. 12th Avenue (12th and Hemlock) For more information, call 604-732-0812

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Writing a Business Plan for Permanent Residents

December 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Vancouver Public Library presents Writing a Business Plan for Permanent Residents Are you a new Canadian interested in starting a small business? This program will help you better understand how to write your business plan. Space is limited, registration is required.  Offered through VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Event details: Suitable for: Adults Language: English When: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where: Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver,…

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Christmas Potluck Dinner

December 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Multicultural Community Services, 220 - 4351 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC Canada
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RMCS invites you to their Christmas Potluck Dinner!

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Creating a Resumé Infographic with Illustrator for Permanent Residents

December 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Vancouver Public Library presents: Creating a Resumé Infographic with Illustrator for Permanent Residents Discover how infographics can help you market yourself to employers. Learn the steps of using Adobe Illustrator to create a visually interesting infographic to enhance your resume or any other document. An infographic is an image such as a chart or diagram that presents information or data in a pleasing manner. Please have your permanent resident number available when registering. This class is for learners who are comfortable…

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Tips for Successful Interviews

December 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ISSofBC New Westminster, 280 - 610 Sixth STreet
New Westminster, BC V3L 3C2 Canada
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ISSofBC presents the Tips for Successful Interviews workshop The ability to handle yourself well at an interview is a skill you can learn. Join ISSofBC's workshop and learn tips on the following: Interview preparation and readiness Answering common interview questions Responding to behavioural and situational questions Closing the interview and creating a lasting good impression Professional follow-up Event details: When: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM Where: ISSofBC New Westminster, 280 - 610 Sixth Street, New Westminster…

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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