Events

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 (re)settlement, language training diversity and inclusion sector employees.

Community events and workshops which are continuous are listed below the calendar. Click here to view Ongoing Community Events

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National Virtual Roundtables for Migrant Worker Support Organizations

October 12 - October 14

National Virtual Roundtables for Migrant Worker Support Organizations will provide professional development opportunities and enhance the capacity of individuals, and the staff of organizations, institutions and businesses that support migrant workers.

The roundtable events are an opportunity to share on regional priorities and service gaps in relation to supporting migrant workers, while providing a space for those working with and supporting migrant workers to connect and share best practices.

Participants have the option of attending Day 1 (English only) or 2 (French interpretation provided).
Day 3 will be a distinct Professional Development event open to all attendees on the topic of Racism and Hate. (French interpretation provided).
On Day 2 & 3 we will be providing simultaneous French interpretation throughout the day.

Day 1- October 12, 2021 or Day 2 – October 13, 2021

On Day 1 (October 12, 2021) and Day 2 (October 13, 2021) migrant worker support organizations will learn about current ESDC-funded projects related to supporting migrant workers. Presentations from the recipient organizations will provide updates on the programs and services provided to migrant workers in regions across Canada.

Following the Day 1 (October 12, 2021) and Day 2 (October 13, 2021) presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to share on regional priorities and service gaps in relation to supporting migrant workers, while providing a space for those working with and supporting migrant workers to connect and share best practices. Discussions will take place in breakout sessions on Day 1 and a larger group discussion on Day 2. This will be an opportunity for shared learnings and networking with colleagues across the country.

Day 3 – October 14, 2021

On Day 3 (October 14, 2021), all attendees are welcome to attend this professional development training session with Dr. Moussa Magassa. The topic we are exploring is racism and hate towards migrant workers in communities across Canada. The training answers the following questions:

What is racism and hate?
How and why does it manifest in different communities and specifically towards migrant workers?
How do experiences of racism and hate impact migrant workers?
How can service providers be connectors and bridge the gap between TFWs and the community they reside in?
How can service providers support workers when they experience racism from the community?
What are some strategies in getting the community on board and to buy in?

Date and time:
Click Here to Register for Roundtable – Day1
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST/11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST

Click Here to Register for Roundtable – Day 2
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST/11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Click Here to Register for Virtual Workshop – Day 3
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST/11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Location: Zoom | You will receive the meeting join details upon registration from Zoom. Background documents will be sent to you prior to the event.

Details

Start:
October 12
End:
October 14

Organizer

AMSSA

Ongoing Community Events/Programs

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Restaurant Management Training
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Fall-Winter 2021 September to December

Creekside Baby Time
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Fridays, October 1st to November 26, 2021 | 10:00-11 a.m.

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program
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Six sessions from September 23 to October 28, 2021- Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Job Search & Personal Development Workshops For Newcomers With Disabilities
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Men, family and Community
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
September 21st to November 30th, 2021
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00am to 2:00pm
Please complete and submit your registration form to: jesusg@kiwassa.ca

Dads at Play
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Saturdays 10:00 to 11:30 am

Childcare Career Exploration
YMCA
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Conversations For Success: Colour Your Way Home
YMCA
Tuesdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Women’s Fitness Connection
YMCA
Thursdays 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Youth Fitness Connection
YMCA
Saturdays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Employment Support for Youth Newcomers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)

H.E.A.L Employment Program
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Introduction to Roofing Trades Program
RCABC Educational Foundation

Online Learning for Migrant Workers in BC
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S.A.H.A.R.A Program
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LEADS Program
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12 Steps Addiction Recovery
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Women Self-Defense
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Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Addiction & Mental Health Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Sundays 7:30 pm

ASPIRE Toastmasters Club
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Daily Food Distribution
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
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