Past Events

Fall 2015

  • Dec 17 – Beyond Translation for Arabic speakers

Beyond Interpretation (1)

  • December 4 – Community Health Fair

Health poster

  • November 7 – Volunteer training: The core of our mission is serving the community and we need your help. MSS volunteers get to know their communities, empower children and youth, create welcoming spaces for refugee women, and share valuable skills with to prepare newcomers for life in Canada.Do you speak more than one language? We are especially looking for multilingual volunteers, particularly those who speak Dari, Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, or Urdu.
  • October 28 – December 2: Positive Parenting Project, Strategies for the Teenage years
Positive Parenting
  • October 31 – November 28: Computer Basics 101
Computer Literacy

Summer 2015

MSS Computer Workshops

 

Spring 2015

March 22 – University 101: A program for newcomer refugee and immigrant youth Ages 14-18
A youth led initiative to provide new Canadian refugee and immigrant youth a chance to learn about post-secondary education in Canada. This event will include interactive activities, presentations, and group discussions.
Topics include:
 Understanding what educational experience beyond high school can look like
 Listening to current university students about their journey to university
 Gaining insight about benefits and challenges of post-secondary education and how to prepare
 Reflecting upon possible career paths

 

Winter 2014

2013

  • Community Meals: MSS cooked meals for over three hundred people at Trinity United Church as part of the Out of the cold program and over five hundred meals at the St. John’s Soup Kitchen
  • Out of the Cold 2013
  • Ramadan Food Drive: In 2013, MSS raised close to ten thousand dollars to feed the needy during Ramadan. Over 130 food coupons were issued to the people in need. Ramadan Food Drive 2013

Fall 2010

  • Welcome to Canada – mothers & children: A series of integration workshops for mothers. Topics include: physical and mental health, parenting, school settlement issues and more. The children’s program includes story time, songs, finger puppet plays and crafts.

Winter 2010

  • Welcome to Canada- Youth: A youth-led initiative to provide new Canadian refugee youth a chance to learn about life in Canada. Each week will include physical activity, computer time, creative arts and a guest lecturer.
    • Week 1: Conflict Resolution with William Gentle
    • Week 2: School Integration with Lori Butler
    • Week 3: Anger and Stress Management with Gillian Wells
    • Week 4: Mental Health with Dr. Kathy Lawrence
    • Week 5: Physical Health, Nutrition and Substance Abuse, with Dr. Chris Steingart and Adam Rauf
  • Muslim-Mennonite Dialogue: As part of an ongoing Muslim-Mennonite Dialogue, MSS youth and Mennonite Youth come together each month at Mennonite Central Committee to pack medical, school and relief kits.

 

  • Storytimes: MSS welcomes refugee children age 5-7 to a series of Storytimes sessions.  Enjoy a warm welcome, inspiring stories, joyful songs, fun fingerplays, playful puppets and creative crafts!
  • Udhiya Program: If you are planning to do udhiya locally this year, please consider donating a portion for the needy in our community. MSS will be distributing coupons to families in need who will pick up meat directly from local halal butchers. Each family will receive packages of 5lbs or more, depending on the size of the family. The leftover meat will then be donated to the House of Friendship halal meat program or the Regional Food Bank halal meat program.

Spring 2011

  • Welcome to Canada- Youth: A youth-led initiative to provide new Canadian refugee youth a chance to learn about life in Canada. Each week will include physical activity, computer time, creative arts and a guest lecturer.
    • Week 1: Welcome and Conversation with Organic Groove Drumming Circle
    • Week 2: Healthy Body Healthy Minds with Craig Bauman; Creative Hands bookmarking with Prof. Judith Miller
    • Week 3: Gang Violence with Josh Dills, Substance Abuse with Adam Rauf
    • Week 4: Constable Mark Koiter, Tai Chi with Cold Mountain’s Steve Higgins