March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

The BC Refugee Hub will be curating information about COVID-19 relating to refugees and refugee claimants in British Columbia. This webpage will be updated regularly as […]
March 17, 2020

Online Factsheet – IFHP for Refugee Claimants

The BC Refugee Hub has curated information about the Interim Federal Health Program for Refugee Claimants in this online factsheet for claimants, advocates, friends and family […]
March 16, 2020

Statistics Canada – Labour Market Outcomes Among Refugees to Canada

(Released March 19, 2020) Abstract: Canada welcomed over 830,000 refugees from the 1980s to 2000s. However, their economic outcomes, especially the variation among major refugee groups, have […]
March 9, 2020

Toolkit – Education International: Promoting integration of migrants and refugees in and through education

(Released 2018) The past years have seen large numbers of refugees moving to Europe. This, and the rise of populist movements in Europe and North America, […]
March 4, 2020

Report – Kinbrace: Vancouver READY Tours and Refugee Claimant Hearing Readiness:  Impact and Learnings (An Internal Study)

In 2019, Kinbrace commenced an internal study to analyze data collected since 2008 from the Vancouver READY Tour and to listen to anonymous feedback from former […]
March 2, 2020

(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 […]
February 25, 2020

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – October to December 2019

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 […]
February 17, 2020

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds Legal Advocacy Programs across British Columbia for low-income immigrants, refugees and […]
February 6, 2020

Report – CAMH: Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees – General approach in primary care

Recognizing and appropriately treating mental health problems among new immigrants and refugees in primary care poses a challenge because of differences in language and culture and […]
February 4, 2020

Report – Stats Canada: The Long-term Economic Outcomes of Refugee Private Sponsorship

Summary: An important policy initiative implemented for the past 40 years in Canada, refugee private sponsorship has attracted international attention as Europe continues to grapple with […]
January 23, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // October – December 2019

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 […]
December 10, 2019

CCR Toolkit: Refugee family reunification: Practical Guide

This practical guide provides basic information for those assisting refugees in reuniting with immediate family members (spouse and dependent children). This version is last updated in […]
November 29, 2019

Training Invitation – Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool

Title: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool Date / Time: November 26, 2019 […]
November 27, 2019

REPORT – IRCC: Syrian Outcomes Report – Research and Evaluations

In June 2019, IRCC’s Evaluations Division released a report on Syrian Outcomes. The Syrian Outcomes Report provides a thematic overview of the outcomes of the Syrian […]
November 21, 2019

Infographic – UNHCR: Refugee Resettlement Process and the UNHCR

In this infographic, the UNHCR outlines the 4 phases of refugee resettlement to provide a greater understanding of the pathways to that exist and UNHCR involvement […]
November 20, 2019

CCR: Working with Refugee Claimants – Resources for front-line workers

The Canadian Council for Refugees has recently released a resource toolkit for front-line workers supporting refugee claimants. The toolkit covers resources, services and programs nationally. Download […]
November 13, 2019

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – July to September 2019

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 […]
October 30, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // July – September 2019

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 […]
October 5, 2019

All Welcome Here Coalition

The All Welcome Here Coalition is a group of non-partisan British Columbia organizations working together to support refugees and advance refugee-friendly public policy. We do this […]
September 19, 2019

Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Canada – The Role of Municipalities: Toolkit for Inclusive Municipalities in Canada and Beyond

August 2019 – This toolkit includes an overview of the issues, courses of action and examples of good practices from Canadian municipalities that are members of the […]