June 19, 2020

PIRS: Fresh Veggies for Newcomer Families

Earlier this year, PIRS embarked on a potential research project with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at KPU that looked into providing healthy food to newcomer […]
June 17, 2020

UBC: Storytelling for a Change: A Filmmaking campaign

Calling all youth creators across Canada! Share your story by making a short film this summer.   The Campaign runs from June 18, 2020–August 1, 2020. […]
June 10, 2020

The Refugee Claimant Giving Group: Support Refugees Across Vancouver

With all that is happening in the world, many refugee families are forced to seek refuge in Vancouver and across Canada to escape violence, persecution, prejudice, […]
June 7, 2020

Refugee613/Réfugié613: Covid-19 Resource Database

Refugee 613 is an agile and innovative communications hub that informs, connects and inspires people to welcome refugees and build strong communities. The COVID-19 Community Information Exchange is intended […]
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 20, 2020

BC Housing: Temporary Rental Supplement Program

BC Housing has released a Temporary Rental Supplement Program due to Covid-19, providing up to $500 a month to help renters and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
April 29, 2020

ISSofBC – SOS Program: Online Settlement & Housing Workshops for Refugee Claimants

SOS is offering the following Settlement and Housing Support Workshops for Refugee Claimants during COVID-19. To sign up, please contact the settlement worker listed for each […]
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 […]
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; […]
May 17, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Government will provide $6 million to address costs associated with temporary housing for asylum claimant

News release Read complete press release here. May 17, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to helping provinces adjust to pressures […]
December 4, 2018

EVENT:  Residential Tenancy Workshops

Residential Tenancy Workshops provided by the Residential Tenancy Branch in partnership with MAP BC WHEN: Thursday, December 6, from 10 am – 12pm WHERE: Journey Home Society – 7175 […]
September 6, 2018

Report: MAPBC – Refugee Claimant Housing Forum Report and Action Plan

MAP (The Multi-Agency Partnership), comprised of 40+ representatives of government and non government refugee claimant-serving agencies, has released a new report: Refugee Claimant Housing Forum Report […]
May 24, 2018

Migration Matters Info-sheet: Newcomer Housing – Barriers, Needs and Experiences

AMSSA Migration Matter InfoSheet Issues #31 – Newcomer Housing: Barriers, needs and experiences  
May 24, 2018

Tenant Resource & Advisory Committee

Tenant Resource & Advisory Committee: Provides information/referral, advice/summary service and full representation to tenants and advocates across British Columbia in the area of residential tenancy law. […]
May 24, 2018

CMHC Housing for Newcomers

CMHC Housing for Newcomers – Go-to resource to better help you settle in Canada.  
May 24, 2018

Government of Canada: Renting a home in Canada

Renting a home in Canada – IRCC provides information about how to find a home in Canada.
May 24, 2018

Ready to Rent Guide

Ready to Rent Guide: R2R provides education that builds the skills, knowledge and confidence of participants while respecting them as adult learners through engaged and participatory […]
May 24, 2018

Info-sheet: Tenant building rules

Tenant building rules – The Refugee Readiness Hub provides a English/Arabic info graphic for new tenants to learn about tenant rules.
May 24, 2018

ICA: Housing Syrian Refugees

Housing Syrian Refugees: This video showcases a public housing testimony of positive experiences of housing Syrian refugees in Greater Victoria. This video is a collaboration between […]
May 24, 2018

Airbnb Welcome

Airbnb Welcome: Airbnb’s newest initiative to support refugees in Canada. A new platform that will allow relief organizations and nonprofits to seamlessly connect refugees, evacuees and other […]