AMSSA delivers capacity building, knowledge, and informational services to support community agencies and institutions who work to support newcomers in re-settlement, settlement and integration, language training as well as build culturally inclusive communities.
We provide services through the following programs:
(Re)Settlement and Integration Services:
AMSSA provides indirect support services to organizations and institutions funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) BC-Yukon region as well as the Province of BC Settlement and Integration Services (BCSIS) who provide direct service programming to newcomers to BC. Capcity building support services offered by AMSSA include networking and training events as well as highly relevant information resources.
Diversity and Inclusion Training Workshops:
AMSSA provides businesses, institutions and organizations with training to understand diversity and inclusion and strategies to address issues of discrimination in the workplace. We provide training through our long standing workshop: Safe Harbour: Respect for All as well as a Cultural Safety: Diversity and Inclusion workshop. AMSSA can also provide customized workshops, presentations and facilitate dialogues.
AMSSA's online learning centre for training includes training events and resources such as webinars, AMSSATalks, AMSSA Lectures and E-learning courses. Online learning is available in a variety of topic areas such as the pathways to permanency for temporary residents, refugee mental health, BC employment standards, and racial literacy in order to support our members and stakeholders in providing services and programs to their communities.
Building Capacity to Support BC’s Migrant Workers:
The project's objective is to enhance the knowledge and capacity of settlement and migrant worker support organizations, unions, professional associations, volunteers, employers and all individuals supporting migrant workers in BC by providing them with tools, resources and training opportunities.
The Migrant Worker Hub, a component of the project, provides content that contributes to improving the working and living conditions of migrant workers and to exchange knowledge with organizations, employers and staff.