July 4, 2020

City of Victoria’s PBSC: Participatory Budgeting Funding Opportunity!

 How would you spend $50,000 to assist newcomers in Victoria?   Did You Know: Close to 20% of Victoria’s population is composed of immigrants or refugees. […]
July 3, 2020

An update from Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) expanded use of epost Connect

Dear stakeholders, Following the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) recent notice on its expanded use of epost Connect, it is with regret that we […]
July 3, 2020

AMSAA: Improving Service Delivery in BC

This edition of Migration Matters provides an overview of IRCC’s Service Delivery Improvement (SDI) funding stream and showcases projects in order to highlight current research, best […]
July 3, 2020

IRB business resumption measures related to COVID-19

As of June 15, 2020, the Vancouver office of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) resumed mail and registry support functions critical for the […]
July 1, 2020

ISSofBC: Welcome to Our Homelands – A greeting from Canada’s First Peoples to newcomers

ISSofBC is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the Welcome to our Homelands in celebration of National Indigenous Day (June 21, 2020).   This […]
June 24, 2020

Ni Wakati- Support for African immigrants and refugee women

Ni Wakati supports African immigrant and refugee women in making informed choices about their health and social needs.Navigating a new healthcare system as an African newcomer […]
June 24, 2020

The World’s Most Neglected Displacement Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee.   They released a report on the world’s most neglected displacement crises […]
June 23, 2020

Burnaby Family Life: Webinar on Affordable Child Care Benefit

Burnaby Family Life is hosting a FREE webinar on affordable child care benefit Thursday, June 25 at 3 pm.   What is it? Weekly talks with […]
June 19, 2020

ZOOM EVENT: World Refugee Day – Newly-settled Refugees Share Their Stories

Watch and listen to newly-settled refugees share their stories about navigating through the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 health crisis on Friday June 19th, 2020.  […]
June 19, 2020

PIRS: Fresh Veggies for Newcomer Families

Earlier this year, PIRS embarked on a potential research project with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at KPU that looked into providing healthy food to newcomer […]
June 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

Canada is helping people who face financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Canada, even temporarily, there may be support for you. […]
June 18, 2020

ISSofBC Bursaries 2020

ISSofBC is encouraging education for newcomers and refugees to Canada with nine bursaries of $1,000 each. Eligible applicants committed to their academic pursuits may apply for […]
June 17, 2020

Burnaby Family Life – Weekly Expert Talks for families “Money Management during difficult times”

Topic: Burnaby Family Life – Weekly Expert Talks for families “Money Management during difficult times” Description: Weekly talks with experts on wellness with Q&A opportunities that […]
June 17, 2020

UBC: Storytelling for a Change: A Filmmaking campaign

Calling all youth creators across Canada! Share your story by making a short film this summer.   The Campaign runs from June 18, 2020–August 1, 2020. […]
June 15, 2020

The Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on Newcomers to Canada

Chaired by Jack Jedwab, the Chair of the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network, the May 1st Metropolis online conference will consist of two feature sessions. The first will […]
June 15, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada: A Presentation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families in Canada have either been very close together or very far apart, sharing space or only accessible to one another using […]
June 10, 2020

The Refugee Claimant Giving Group: Support Refugees Across Vancouver

With all that is happening in the world, many refugee families are forced to seek refuge in Vancouver and across Canada to escape violence, persecution, prejudice, […]
June 9, 2020

City Centre Community Centre: free Pride Webinar Series

As we approach the next Burnaby Pride online celebration – July 25th, the City Centre Community Centre is offering a free Pride Webinar Series, facilitated by […]
June 9, 2020

AMSSA: Webinar: Mental Wellness &  Community Collective Care

The impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect vulnerable individuals and communities such as newcomers. A pandemic can be considered a collective trauma and some literature shows that living […]
June 9, 2020

Futurpreneur and RBC Future: Online Webinars for Entrepreneurs

Futurpreneur and RBC Future Launch proudly present Rock My Business Plan, an online, two-session workshop that will help you get started on your business plan, teach […]