December 14, 2021

Expanding Refugee Pathways to Canada: Strategies for Welcoming Afghan and Other Refugees

A paper of the CERC in Migration & Integration recommends strategies for implementing the new Afghan resettlement programs and strengthening the impact of the Economic Mobility Pathways […]
December 9, 2021

Seeds of Change: Multilingual Food Factsheets – Best Before & Expiry Dates

Understanding food labels can be confusing and lead to food waste. Did you know that neither Best Before dates nor Expiry dates on food labels are about […]
December 2, 2021

ISSofBC: Welcome to our Homelands – Multilingual Videos and Study Guides

In 2020, ISSofBC launched Welcome to our Homelands, an engaging seven-minute video and accompanying study guide that targets newcomers and provides them with a jumping-off point […]
November 16, 2021

Environics Institute: Canadian Public Opinion about Immigration and Refugees – Fall 2021

What do Canadians think about immigration and refugees today, and how has this changed over the past year? As part of its Focus Canada public opinion […]
October 13, 2021

ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) – Infosheet

This info-sheet shows the timeline and key activities undertaken by ISSofBC’s Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) that supports newcomer Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within thee first two […]
September 26, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

The BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 25, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 22, 2021

IRCC: COVID-19 Factsheets for Sponsored and Resettled Refugees (Multilingual)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has produced factsheets for sponsored and resettled refugees. The factsheets provide information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to […]
September 17, 2021

Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors (Updated August 2021)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program‘s (RSTP) Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors is available to download at the links below. The kit: Outlines the procedure that […]
August 31, 2021

Settlement Outcomes Highlights: Report Summary Findings from IRCC’s First Settlement Outcomes Report 2021

The Settlement Outcomes Highlights Report is the first of its kind, providing high-level research and findings on the settlement outcomes of newcomers to Canada. The Highlights […]
August 30, 2021

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: November 12, 2021)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
August 16, 2021

IRCC: Canada and the Resettlement of Afghan Nationals

In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, the Government of Canada has issued two press releases regarding the resettlement of vulnerable Afghan nationals in Canada. […]
August 6, 2021

Toolkit: Queer Refugee Claimant Hearings

Created by Ottawa-based Capital Rainbow Refuge, the Queer Refugee Hearings Program (QRHP) Toolkit aims to “assist individuals claiming refugee protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity […]
August 4, 2021

CCPA – Report: Putting Home at the Heart of Refugee Resettlement

The culmination of a 5-year study based on interviews with recently arrived former refugees finds that securing good housing is a key part of successful settlement. […]
July 28, 2021

Gender + Migration Hub

The Gender + Migration Hub aims to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to ensure that migration and other relevant policies are gender-responsive and align […]
July 27, 2021

Mental Health Toolkit for Refugees and Refugee Claimants

This online toolkit curated by the BC Refugee Hub includes a short guide to mental health, mental illness, trauma, and resources available to those working with […]
July 26, 2021

Building Capacity to Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A Toolkit for Settlement, Social and Health Service Providers

The toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of essential information, tools, resources and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work […]
July 12, 2021

IOM Report: Digital Inclusion of Refugees Resettling to Canada – Opportunities and Barriers

There is now broad recognition that connectivity and access to digital tools and services are fundamental to inclusion and participation in society. The research study aims […]
June 29, 2021

(Updated) Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
June 7, 2021

Report: Supporting Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Through Robust Immigration Policy and Programs

Canada has been seen globally as a leader in immigration and integration policies and programs, and as an attractive and welcoming country for immigrants, refugees, temporary […]