December 7, 2018

SOS: Free English Lessons for Refugee Claimants

Are you a refugee claimant looking to learn and practice English? Join Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) every Saturday from 1:00pm-3:00pm to improve your English language skills. The […]
December 5, 2018

Event: Getting Through It (Surrey)

VAST and Options Community Services are hosting a “Getting Through It” session on December 14th from 11am to 12:30pm at the Surrey City Centre Library (Room […]
December 4, 2018

EVENT:  Residential Tenancy Workshops

Residential Tenancy Workshops provided by the Residential Tenancy Branch in partnership with MAP BC WHEN: Thursday, December 6, from 10 am – 12pm WHERE: Journey Home Society – 7175 […]
December 3, 2018

TRAINING WEBINAR – What are refugee claimants eligible for during the claim process?

On November 1st, 2018, the BC Refugee Hub delivered an online webinar training session covering what refugee claimants are eligible for during the claim process. This […]
November 20, 2018

Event: “Getting Through It” by VAST and Options Community Services

VAST and Options Community Services are hosting a “Getting Through It” session in Surrey at the Surrey City Centre Library. This session is a stress management […]
October 25, 2018

Infosheet – Refugee Claim Process (BC Context)

Refugee Claim Process (BC Context) Updated – September 2018: This one-pager covers the timeline of activities for refugee claimants from the time they enter Canada to the time they receive a […]
October 24, 2018

BC Refugee Hub Bulletin – Refugee Claimants in BC (July – September 2018)

BC Refugee Hub Bulletin – Refugee Claimant in BC (July – September 2018) – The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British […]
October 18, 2018

BC Refugee Hub – FAQ: Refugee Claimants in British Columbia

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Refugee Claimants in British Columbia. Click here for the online version of […]
October 17, 2018

Video: IRB – An Introduction to Canada’s Refugee Determination System

IRB has released the video below – An Introduction to Canada’s Refugee Determination System. The purpose of this video is to help inform new claimants, counsels and other […]
October 17, 2018

MOSAIC – English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Free)

  MOSAIC will be hosting FREE English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants starting on Tuesday October 16th and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:30 pm […]
October 16, 2018

VAST – Refugee Claimant Support Group “Getting Through It”

VAST is running weekly support groups for Refugee Claimants every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon. The weekly groups will be held at the Welcome Centre (2610 […]
October 16, 2018

CCR Virtual Meeting: Implementation of the CBSA’s Alternatives to Detention Program

CCR members are invited to participate in a virtual meeting on Friday 26 October on detention. This meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the […]
October 16, 2018

AMSSA – Webinar: Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants

AMSSA has released a video of their webinar from February 2018, titled “Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants” Speakers from this webinar include: Erin C. […]
October 12, 2018

Options Community Services: Employment and Language Connection Cafe for Refugee Claimants

Options Community Services is hosting an Employment and Language Connection Cafe for Refugee Claimants. For more information and to register, please contact Dennis Juarez at 604-954-0484 or […]
October 2, 2018

VAST / Options Community Services – Getting Through It

VAST is hosting “Getting Through It” which is a stress management session for refugees, in partnership with Options Community Services. Date: Friday October 26 Time: 11am […]
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 […]
September 4, 2018

An Evening in Victoria with UNHCR Canada Representative

Victoria Friends – Join the RSTP program and ICA for an informative and inspiring evening with Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the UNHCR Representative in Canada, on the global refugee […]
August 28, 2018

BC Refugee Hub – Refugee Claimant Bulletin (April – June 2018)

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 […]
July 28, 2018

Ready Tours for Refugee Claimants – Register Now

Next READY Tour: Friday, August 24th, 2018 | 9:15am Register Now READY Tours at the Immigration and Refugee Board – Refugee Protection Division (Vancouver) are for refugee claimants […]
July 1, 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 […]