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
May 22, 2018

Report: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity

UNHCR Report (2012) – Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of […]
May 22, 2018

Report: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement

UNHCR Report (2011) – Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement
May 22, 2018

Report: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada, Paper prepared for the Immigration and Refugee Board, 2013 – By Nicole LaViolette, Associate Professor, Law Faculty, University of […]
May 21, 2018

Report: ELL Training Network – Strategies for Teaching Adult Refugees in the ELL Classroom

2017 – Bow Valley College Report: ELL Training Network – Strategies for Teaching Adult Refugees in the ELL Classroom