October 18, 2018

BC Refugee Hub – FAQ: Refugee Claimants in British Columbia

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Refugee Claimants in British Columbia. Click here for the online version of […]
October 1, 2018

Report: Global Refugee Talent: Business Leaders Share Insights on the Skills and Potential of the Global Refugee Talent Pool

Talent Beyond Boundaries(TBB) today announced the release of a report,  “Global Refugee Talent: Business Leaders Share Insights on the Skills and Potential of the Global Refugee […]
September 6, 2018

Report: MAPBC – Refugee Claimant Housing Forum Report and Action Plan

MAP (The Multi-Agency Partnership), comprised of 40+ representatives of government and non government refugee claimant-serving agencies, has released a new report: Refugee Claimant Housing Forum Report […]
August 28, 2018

BC Refugee Hub – Refugee Claimant Bulletin (April – June 2018)

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
June 20, 2018

Report: Refugee Claimants in BC: Understanding Current Irregular Arrival Trends

To mark World Refugee Day today, ISSofBC is releasing a survey report focused on refugee claimants and introducing a web-based information tool for newcomers facing challenges […]
May 24, 2018

Info-sheet: IFH Dental Coverage

IFH Dental Coverage – Important information for all Dental Care providers. This bulletin is to confirm dental services covered by the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). […]
May 24, 2018

Interior Health Authority – Refugee Sponsor Healthcare FAQ

Interior Health – Refugee Sponsors Healthcare FAQ: This 2-page document provides a Q&A on healthcare coverage fo privately sponsored refugees (PSRs) in British Columbia. Topics covered are: […]
May 24, 2018

Interim Federal Health Program – General Information / FAQ

Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of coverage (Source: Government of Canada) Description of Overseas Interim Federal Health Program coverage The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) covers […]
May 24, 2018

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool The Vulnerability Screening Tool has been developed by the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (“VAST”) for use by mental and […]
May 24, 2018

VAST – A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in BC – Therapist Manual

VAST – Landing and Settling: A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in British Columbia – Therapist Manual This manual was produced by VAST, with funding from […]
May 24, 2018

Migration Matters Info-sheet: Newcomer Housing – Barriers, Needs and Experiences

AMSSA Migration Matter InfoSheet Issues #31 – Newcomer Housing: Barriers, needs and experiences  
May 24, 2018

Info-sheet: Tenant building rules

Tenant building rules – The Refugee Readiness Hub provides a English/Arabic info graphic for new tenants to learn about tenant rules.
May 24, 2018

Report: Syrian Refugee Youth Consultation

(2016) Syrian Refugee Youth Consultation – Close to 60 Syrian refugee youth got together to share experiences of their first 8 months in Canada and make recommendations […]
May 24, 2018

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins: Learn more about the thousands of Government Assisted Refugees ISSofBC has welcomed in over 45 years of serving newcomers to BC. Statistics on […]
May 24, 2018

Migration Matters Info-sheet: AMSSA – Newcomer Youth Challenges and Strengths

AMSSA Migration Matter Info-Sheet #35: Newcomer Youth Challenges & Strengths
May 24, 2018

Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling

Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling – Focusing on early care and learning in settings that serve immigrant and refugee children and their families. Provides a […]
May 24, 2018

Report: Promising Practices of Early Childhood Education for Immigrant and Refugee Children in British Columbia

Promising Practices of Early Childhood Education for Immigrant and Refugee Children in British Columbia This document  and related links provide an excellent starting point that will […]
May 24, 2018

Report: CMAS – Caring for Syrian Refugee Children

CMAS: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children – A program guide for welcoming young children and their families. To help support settlement and integration programs in giving […]
May 22, 2018

UNHCR Policy Documents Related to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

UNHCR Policy Documents Related to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity – Refworld has compiled a list of documents related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, including legal, policy […]
May 22, 2018

Toolkit: Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees

UNHCR Report (2013) – Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees