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Have you ever posted a video on social media? If so, you can use those filmmaking and storytelling skills to enter the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM)! Get your team together and take on the challenge of making a short film in just 10 days! Teams will be able to compete over late July and August in a variety of short (8 minutes) or ultra-short (1 minute) film categorie ...

bc211, in partnership with the United Way of BC, has launched a new version of its www.bc211.ca website that is easy-to-use and mobile-friendly. Individuals and service providers can now quickly find the government, community, and social service resources that they need with just a few clicks using icon-based searching. Results can be organized several ways and can be downloade ...

The Legal Services Society has received confirmation that the federal government will provide additional funding to ensure continued legal aid services for immigrants and refugees. Click here to read the full media release. ...

AMSSA has provided highlights of the recently released Provincial Ministry Mandate letters relevant to the sector:   Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training:  Provide greater access to adult basic education and English-language learning programs by eliminating fees.  Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology : Establish B.C. as a preferred location for new and emerg ...

The Walk for Reconciliation is a positive movement to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. This bold vision calls on everyone of all ages, all backgrounds, all cultures and all faiths to come together as communities and as individuals. Now is the time to transform and renew relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. The act of w ...

Youth from Muslim communities living across Canada, aged 15 to 30, are invited to submit proposals for a digital video production to be part of a travelling 4th Wall video art exhibition project entitled Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion. Proposals can be for videos containing other art forms including dance, animation, spoken word, and visual art. Ten submissions will be se ...

This program is suitable for individuals who have no interpreting experience but are interested in entering the field; practicing translators interested in expanding their professional work into interpreting; have some interpreting experience but no formal training. VCC is holding two Information Sessions in August for prospective students to find out more about the program. ...

ISSofBC released their second quarter bulletin featuring statistical highlights on GAR arrivals to the province including number of arrivals; top 5 destinations by municipality; and information on top source countries. The Refugee Readiness Hub Newsletter is also available and  features articles on what it means to be a refugee claimant in Canada, annual and monthly arrival st ...

On behalf of the Vancouver Civic Theatres, along with the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay, UBC Museum of Anthropology, and the Dancers of Damelhamid / Coast First Nations Dance Festival, you are cordially invited to attend the opening reception of Unceded Traditions. Unceded Territories.  on Wednesday July 26th, from 6pm - 9pm. Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 650 Hamilto ...

Covering topics ranging from community support of refugees, faster processing times and  providing a better client experience, Minister Hussen focused his remarks on areas of the immigration system that his department will concentrate on improving in the months and years to come. Click here to read his speaking notes from the session ...