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 […]
May 20, 2018

Info-sheet: RSTP Guidelines for Confidentiality and Privacy of Refugees

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) – Guidelines for Confidentiality and Privacy – A one-page guideline for confidentiality and privacy of refugees
May 20, 2018

Info-sheet: RSTP Sponsorship Disputes & Breakdown

Sponsorship Disputes & Breakdowns – The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program provides information about how to resolve disagreements, misunderstandings or breakdowns in between sponsors and newcomers.
May 20, 2018

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program – RSTP is a Government of Canada program designed to support Sponsorship Agreement Holders, that provides a wide array of online resources, information, […]
May 20, 2018

Government of Canada – Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

The Government of Canada website provides a wide variety of resources on the topic of Private Sponsorship of Refugees targeted to sponsors andr refugees: Immigration, Refugees […]
May 20, 2018

CCR – Private Sponsorship of Refugees Toolkit

Private Sponsorship of Refugees Toolkit – Practical web-based resource to provide information about private refugee sponsorship to groups across Canada prepared by the Canadian Council for Refugees. […]