Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC

AMSSA (the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC) is BC’s province-wide umbrella association with over 70 member organizations who build culturally inclusive communities. First established in 1977, AMSSA provides opportunities for its members and others in the settlement and integration community to exchange knowledge, build connections and engage with government with a unified voice. With a BC-wide perspective, AMSSA works to address emerging issues and build capacity for the BC Settlement sector.

  • Vision

    A just and equitable society in which everyone benefits from social and economic inclusion.

  • Mission

    AMSSA facilitates collaborative leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities.

  • Values

    Inclusiveness, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Equity, Diversity and Collaboration.

AMSSA is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to provide support to IRCC contract holding agencies in British Columbia. AMSSA is also funded by the Province of British Columbia to provide support to BC Settlement and Integration Services funded organizations.

In March of 2019, AMSSA started the project “Building Capacity to Support BC’s Migrant Workers”. This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Migrant Worker Support Network, led by Employment and Social Development Canada.

AMSSA also relies on other funders, donations, and fundraising initiatives for projects and programming. Funding information can be found here.