AMSSA provides ongoing support to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) BC-Yukon region and the Province of BC Settlement and Integration Services contract holders. Supports include a diverse range of indirect services through capacity-building activities including the following:
Settlement Net Database
Settlement Net is a password-protected website and database that provides the (re)settlement and integration and language training sector with reliable and timely information and resources on immigration, resettlement and migration. Every Tuesday morning, subscribers receive a weekly update e-mail that includes the latest Settlement related news, updates, initiatives and resources. Settlement Net is free for all to join.
Migration Matters Info Sheets
Migration Matters Info Sheets are two-page fact sheets that summarize statistics and provide the latest expert analysis and research materials on a range of (re)settlement and integration topics.
Online videos are short, informational videos on topics related to (re)settlement and language service delivery.
AMSSATalks feature a panel of expert speakers and round-table discussion. They are live broadcast online interactive learning events on key sector issues.
Webinars and AMSSA Lecture Series
Presented by expert speakers, webinars are interactive, online training events that cover broad topics related to immigration, migration, (re)settlement and capacity development.
E-learning modules are free, online training modules for individuals working in the sector. This format allows (re)settlement staff to take training at their own pace. The e-learning modules can be done individually or as a group. After learners complete the module, most modules will provide a Certificate of Completion.
Settlement Language Working Group
The Settlement Language Working Group acts as a conduit for experts in the language field to provide strategic input, as well as assist with interpretation of policy and operational guidelines that impact language training. The Committee is comprised of representatives from a regional cross-section of settlement language IRCC BC/Yukon contract holders.
AMSSA coordinates and convenes other ongoing and ad-hoc committees to identify (re)settlement, language, and integration needs and challenges, best practices in program delivery, research and reports in order to promote positive change to Canadian Policy.
AMSSA coordinates and convenes IRCC-funded BC/Yukon regional meetings, settlement and integration programmatic meetings (such as Settlement Workers in Schools, language training, Local Immigration Partnerships) as well as a BC/Yukon Settlement and Integration Summit.
In addition, through funding from the Province of BC, AMSSA coordinates and convenes a Provincial Summit for BC Settlement and Integration Service providers.
AMSSA gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.