June 15, 2022

Arrival Advisor App for Newcomers

Arrival Advisor is a free mobile app that helps refugees and immigrants in British Columbia find information and services to plan their settlement journey. Designed alongside […]
June 9, 2022

IRCC #WelcomeAfghans

The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan refugees in Canada as quickly and safely as possible. We developed several special […]
May 16, 2022

IRCC – Businesses offer jobs for Afghan newcomers

May 13, 2022—Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. Canada […]
May 16, 2022

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: May 16, 2022)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
May 12, 2022

IRCC: Government of Canada expands settlement services for newcomers in the Prairies

May 12, 2022—Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan—Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in our country’s future and our economic recovery from the pandemic. They enrich our communities, […]
April 4, 2022

Frog Hollow: Life Skills Workshop Series for Afghan Refugees

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House understands that settling in a new place and making it home for you and your family is a challenging and long process. […]
April 4, 2022

Programs & Services: YWCA Afghan Women’s Employment

YWCA Afghan Women’s Employment (AWE) is an employment and training program that supports Afghan refugee women in exploring and securing careers or further education in Canada. […]
March 21, 2022

Digital Messaging Service for Afghan Newcomers

Refugee 613 is a communications organization created by a network of service providers, refugee sponsors and community volunteers. They provide their partners and the public with […]
February 9, 2022

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Refugees, asylum claimants, sponsors and PRRA applicants

Travel restrictions have an impact on many people who can’t travel to Canada right now. These restrictions stop most discretionary travel to Canada. At this time, […]
February 8, 2022

Media and Government Framing of Asylum Seekers and Migrant Workers in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One understudied area of adult education and lifelong learning is the role of media as educator and policy player. An article written by Michelle Stack and […]
February 4, 2022

Supporting Refugees from Afghanistan – Settlement & Employment Services in Dari

Starting a new chapter in life in a new country is never easy.Check out this Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House poster below to see all the ways […]
February 1, 2022

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – October 1 to December 31, 2022

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 […]
December 10, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Special Initiative

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on December 9, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell and Jennifer York provide details on the Afghan Special Initiative, with […]
October 13, 2021

ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) – Infosheet

This info-sheet shows the timeline and key activities undertaken by ISSofBC’s Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) that supports newcomer Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within thee first two […]
October 6, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Refugee Resettlement Update

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on September 29, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell, Jennifer York and Jean McRae provide details on the Resettlement Assistance […]
September 26, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

The BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 25, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 22, 2021

IRCC: COVID-19 Factsheets for Sponsored and Resettled Refugees (Multilingual)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has produced factsheets for sponsored and resettled refugees. The factsheets provide information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to […]
September 17, 2021

Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors (Updated August 2021)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program‘s (RSTP) Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors is available to download at the links below. The kit: Outlines the procedure that […]
September 16, 2021

IRCC: Find out what special measures for Afghanistan apply to you

On August 13, 2021, Canada announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. The Government of Canada also put in place a […]