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 6, 2019

VIDEO – IRCC: Your first two weeks in Canada

IRCC has released a video for newcomer titled: Your first two weeks in Canada. This video will help newcomers get ready for their new life 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 29, 2019

Training Invitation – Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool

Title: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool Date / Time: November 26, 2019 […]
November 22, 2019

EVENT: MOSAIC – Cold Weather Accessory Market for Refugee Claimants

With the cold winter season fast approaching, MOSAIC has taken action to support refugee claimants with umbrellas and accessories. On Sunday, December 8th, MOSAIC will be […]
November 20, 2019

CCR: Working with Refugee Claimants – Resources for front-line workers

The Canadian Council for Refugees has recently released a resource toolkit for front-line workers supporting refugee claimants. The toolkit covers resources, services and programs nationally. Download […]
November 19, 2019

DIVERSEcity – Bundle Up Campaign

DIVERSEcity’s annual Bundle Up Campaign is seeking warm clothes, food hamper items and more for local refugee families: Items wanted: Winter clothing (jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, […]
November 18, 2019

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 […]
November 7, 2019

Colouring book aims to help refugees learn about Surrey

A team of four SFU students have created a “Welcome to Surrey” colouring book for the many refugee families who settle in this city. The idea […]
October 23, 2019

ISSofBC Spark & Ignite Entrepreneurial Program for Refugees

Newcomers with dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs, regardless of where they are in their journey, may benefit greatly from two unique programs that are now accepting […]
October 16, 2019

AMSSA E-Learning Module: Refugee Mental Health Front-line Workers Training

AMSSA E-Learning Modules are online courses on topics regarding settlement and integration in BC. This e-learning format allows learners to take the online courses at their […]
October 4, 2019

MOSAIC – Free Warm Clothing Market for Refugee Claimants

As we transition into colder weather, many refugee claimants have expressed that they do not feel prepared with winter clothing to keep them dry and warm. This […]
September 30, 2019

MOSAIC Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC’s Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants will be back next week on Wednesday October 9th at 6:00 pm. Program Details Wednesday October 9 – Wednesday November […]
September 13, 2019

MOSAIC: Employment Workshops for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be offering a free Resume Writing Workshop on Thursday, September 19 from 10:00am to 2:30pm at MOSAIC HQ (5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver BC). The […]
September 11, 2019

Groundswell – Social Entrepreneurship Bursaries for Immigrants and Refugees

Groundswell is offering financial support in the form of bursaries for newcomers who are interested in social entrepreneurship to take the “Explore” course to both women […]
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 21, 2019

The Shoe Project – Training for Refugee and Immigrant Women

The Shoe Project is currently recruiting for its fall 2019 cycle. The Shoe Project is a writing and theatre workshop for 12 women who work with  author Caroline Adderson to write the story of how […]
August 19, 2019

Workshops for Refugee Claimants in Vancouver

Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) will be providing a series of workshops for Refugee Claimants at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre. When: Every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm; […]