July 3, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Journeys to Integration – Government Assisted Refugees in BC

This report focuses on the integration experiences of government-assisted refugees (GARs) who settled in British Columbia between January 2007 and December 2016. After briefly summarizing literature […]
July 3, 2020

AMSSA: 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 […]
June 24, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Needs Assessment – RAP Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020

Needs Assessment – RAP (Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020)   ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) staff surveyed 949 Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) arriving in the […]
June 24, 2020

Report – NRC: The World’s Most Neglected Displacement Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. Every day, millions of children, women and men are trapped in forgotten […]
June 15, 2020

Metropolis: 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

Event – Vanier Institute of the Family: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada

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 7, 2020

Toolkit: IRMHP- Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A toolkit

  Building capacity to support the mental health of immigrants and refugees: A toolkit for settlement, social and health service providers by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental […]
May 27, 2020

North York Community House: Covid-19 and Canada’s Settlement Sector Report

Like everyone, the immigrant and refugee-serving sector became #suddenlyremote. Agencies had to make decisions quickly to respond to the ever-changing environment. They have been learning, exploring, […]
May 26, 2020

CCR Youth Network: Covid-19 Impacts on Newcomer & Refugee Youth

The CCR Youth Network has compiled a document explaining challenges newcomer youth face; promising practices that CCR members have implemented; and some suggestions to better address […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 10, 2019

Report: Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled: Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees. This policy guide, released […]
May 16, 2019

Stats Canada Report on Asylum Claims / Refugee Claims in Canada

Stats Canada has released a report about asylum claims / refugee claims in Canada. Read complete report here.  Asylum claimants are individuals who request refugee protection […]
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 […]
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 […]