August 5, 2020

Burnaby Neighborhood House: Tenancy Disputes Resolutions 101

Tenancy Dispute Resolution 101 Monday, August 10, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Disputes between a landlord and tenant can be stressful and expensive if […]
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 […]
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 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.