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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The CCR Virtual Fall Consultation is in preparation!

November 26 @ 9:00 am - December 11 @ 3:00 pm

This consultation provides a key opportunity for all those in the settlement sector to connect with others across Canada, to dialogue with government and to learn from experts in many areas. With views from all Canadian provinces, the Consultation offers opportunities for professional development, networking and strategy.

The Virtual Consultation will feature a series of workshops and on-line meetings as well as a social event.


When: 26 November – 11 December 2020 (with two non-concurrent sessions per day)
Where: Online
Who: Refugees, immigrants, representatives of refugee and immigrant-serving organizations, government, UNHCR, academics, community workers, lawyers, youth advocates and more. Everyone is welcome to participate!
Program, registration dates and fees: Available shortly

You can visit for more information. This page is updated regularly as new information becomes available.


November 26 @ 9:00 am
December 11 @ 3:00 pm



Ongoing Community Events / Programs

Markets as Incubators for Language, Cultural and Work Skills Development of Recent Immigrant & Refugee Women
Camosun College
January – March 2021 and April – October 2021

Effective Parenting in a New Country in the Time of Covid-19
Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugess (VICCIR)
Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am starting on October 22 till December 17

Reduce Stress through Mindfulness
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Oct 7th – 14th – 21st and 28th, 2020

Newcomer Youth Circle
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Wednesday, Sep 23rd – Dec 9th from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Learning about Canadian Heritage through Basic Sewing
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 22nd to Dec 15th, 2020

Canadian Geography and People as entwined by Newcomers’ Arts and Crafts
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 26th to Dec 19th, 2020

Canadian landscapes photography through Newcomer eyes
Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Sep 25th to Dec 18th, 2020

Family Resource Programs
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
September to December, 2020

Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace Soft Skills Training Program
Tues/Thurs evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm- Sept 24th to Dec 10th

Preschool Learn and Fun
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Wednesdays 11-11:30 am

Baby and Me- Coffee Hour
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Mondays 9:30-10:30 am

Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 am