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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WorkSafeBC’s Claims Processes

December 10

AMSSA is hosting three separate days of virtual education to address WorkSafeBC specific training needs of Migrant Worker Service Providers in BC. These sessions are open to all organizations supporting migrant workers across BC.

The intent of these workshops is to increase the capacity of organizations’ providing support to migrant workers (such as guidance on workplace rights, responsibilities, and safety) through increased knowledge of WorkSafeBC processes.

Speakers from various WorkSafeBC departments will present on a number of WorkSafeBC related topics and training needs. These topics and training needs will further be divided into sessions specifically aimed towards supporting frontline staff and others being more targeted towards higher-level management.

The sessions will also serve as an opportunity to ask questions and bring input forward directly to WorkSafeBC.

Workshop #2 WorkSafeBC’s Claims Processes
Description: The workshop is intended to provide a greater understanding of the various WorkSafeBC Claims Processes. Amongst the topics covered will be: COVID-19 claims, mental health claims and out of country claims processes.

There is a separate registration for workshops that are open for frontline service providers and a separate registration for workshops open for higher-level management/CEOs (see below).

You will need to register for each workshop separately that you wish to attend, using the appropriate registration field based on your role at your organization.

(Please note that your registration does not guarantee attendance. As space for these sessions are limited, registrations will be approved on first come first serve basis. Once your registration has been approved you will receive an email confirming your attendance.)

If you are a frontline service provider use these links to register for the workshops:
Date and time:
Registration for Workshop 2
Thursday, December 10th, 2020, 9AM – 12PM

If you are a manager/CEO at your organization, please use these links to register for the workshops:
Date and time:
Registration for Workshop 2
Thursday, December 10th, 2020, 1PM – 4PM


December 10



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