August 4, 2021

CCPA – Report: Putting Home at the Heart of Refugee Resettlement

The culmination of a 5-year study based on interviews with recently arrived former refugees finds that securing good housing is a key part of successful settlement. […]
January 26, 2021

Airbnb.org – A New Non-Profit By Airbnb

As communities around the world grapple with the devastating impacts of natural disasters and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb announced the launch of Airbnb.org, an independent […]
August 1, 2020

PICS & IKEA Kits for South Van Clients

PICS and IKEA have teamed up to provide care and assistance to those in need during this pandemic. Access the poster for more information and who […]
July 26, 2020

Burnaby Neighbourhood House: Services for Refugees

BNH Settlement Program provides free services and practical guidance to help newcomers refugees with their everyday living needs and the resources available to help you get […]
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 […]
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. […]
December 11, 2019

Report: Creating a Home in Canada: Refugee Housing Challenges and Potential Policy Solutions

(November 2019) This report looks at challenges that refugees face in finding housing, especially outside urban areas. Summary: When the Canadian government pledged in late 2015 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 21, 2018

Report: What Does it Take to House a Syrian Refugee?

What Does it Take to House a Syrian Refugee? – Housing and Resettlement Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis By Ray Silvius, Hani Ataan Al-Ubeady, Dylan Chyz-Lund, Carlos […]