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 […]
March 20, 2019

Employment: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program

CAREER PATHS FOR SKILLED IMMIGRANTS PROGRAM British Columbia has a growing economy and job market—employers and communities are looking for workers in many different areas. Career […]
March 1, 2019

REGISTER! LGBTQ Refugees and Refugee Claimant Forum

The BC Refugee Hub is hosting a full-day professional development training forum titled: LGBTQ Refugees and Refugee Claimants. Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Time:  9:30 a.m. to […]
January 23, 2019

BIPT Community Forum: Local Community Services for the LGBTQIA2S+ Refugee and Immigrant Population in Burnaby

Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table (BIPT) is hosting a community forum on Local Community Services for the LGBTQIA2S+ Refugee and Immigrant Population in Burnaby. This is a forum […]
May 24, 2018

Interior Health Authority – Refugee Sponsor Healthcare FAQ

Interior Health – Refugee Sponsors Healthcare FAQ: This 2-page document provides a Q&A on healthcare coverage fo privately sponsored refugees (PSRs) in British Columbia. Topics covered are: […]
May 20, 2018

Info-bulletin: IRCC – Privately Sponsored Refugee (PSR) Program

Information Bulletin – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – Privately Sponsored Refugee (PSR) Resettlement in Canada.  
May 20, 2018

ICA Constituent Group Training: PSR Program and Processes

PSR Program and Processes – Constituent Group Training Provided by Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria The purpose of this self-paced tutorial course is to allow constituent group […]
May 20, 2018

RSTP: Resource Kit for Planning for Month 13 for PSRS

Resource Kit for Planning for Month 13 – The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program provides information about planning for the end of sponsorship for PSRs.  
May 20, 2018

Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Information for Privately Sponsored Refugees The Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program is a step-by-step guide for the private sponsorship group to start work […]
May 20, 2018

RSTP Sponsoring Group Handbook

The RSTP Sponsoring Group Handbook emphasizes the “hands-on” work of helping newcomers settle. It covers the following: group formation sponsorship processing cross-cultural communication sponsor/newcomer relations contact with settlement […]