July 25, 2020

RSTP: The latest news on Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Programs

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees. The latest RSTP Bulletin has […]
July 20, 2020

(Updated) Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
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. […]
May 21, 2020

Government of Canada: COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

The Government of Canada has created this resource page on COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees. Canada is helping people who face financial […]
May 4, 2020

Rainbow Refugee – Resources and Support during COVID-19

Group Support Virtual Drop ins –Information and support for LGBTQI refugee claimants & newcomers in BC. Stand-by interpretation in Farsi, Arabic, Spanish & Bahasa Indonesian is usually […]
April 20, 2020

GRSI COVID Response: Private Refugee Sponsorship Learning and Exchange Series

Wednesday, April 22 // 15:30-17:30 EST: Mobilising new sponsors in time of COVID – REGISTER HERE During the suspension of resettlement, sponsorship organizations can renew collective efforts in sponsor recruitment in […]
February 17, 2020

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds Legal Advocacy Programs across British Columbia for low-income immigrants, refugees 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 […]
December 27, 2019

Legal Resources for Refugees & Refugee Claimants in BC

The following webpage provides a curated list of free or low-cost legal resources available to refugees and refugee claimants in British Columbia.     Free or […]
December 10, 2019

CCR Toolkit: Refugee family reunification: Practical Guide

This practical guide provides basic information for those assisting refugees in reuniting with immediate family members (spouse and dependent children). This version is last updated in […]
December 5, 2019

PIRS – Refugee StrongStart Program

PIRS – Refugee StrongStart Program This program brings parents and children together and focuses on the following domains of developmental parenting: Affection: warmth, physical closeness, and […]
December 4, 2019

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification:  IRCC has launched a new 2-year pilot project that will reunite more families. The pilot project allows some previous […]
December 3, 2019

DIVERSEcity – First Steps Early Years Refugee Program

The First Steps Early Years Refugee Settlement Program has been designed to serve both newly arrived refugee children ages birth to five and their caregivers. The […]
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 […]
November 21, 2019

Infographic – UNHCR: Refugee Resettlement Process and the UNHCR

In this infographic, the UNHCR outlines the 4 phases of refugee resettlement to provide a greater understanding of the pathways to that exist and UNHCR involvement […]
September 16, 2019

RSTP Webinars on Private Sponsorship

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a series of webinars for private sponsors and SAH’s. RSTP is a program designed to support the Sponsorship […]
September 9, 2019

Research Project: Private Refugee Resettlement in Canada – Long Term Sponsors and Their Communities

This study aims to understand the experience of private sponsors and the newcomers who have been sponsored to come to Canada. The project team is carrying […]
September 3, 2019

YWCA – ASPIRE Employment Program for Refugee Women

YWCA Aspire is a FREE employment program that assists newcomer refugee women in gaining valuable work experience with organizations in the non-profit sector. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Six […]
August 2, 2019

BVOR Fund 2019

After the success of the 2018 BVOR Fund, the Refugee Hub, the Shapiro Foundation and G. Barrie Landry are relaunching the 2019 BVOR Fund. This fund will […]
April 2, 2019

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 […]