legal resources

November 11, 2021

Kinbrace: Refugee Appeal Division – Information Sessions

A free orientation session for refugee claimants to learn about the refugee appeal process. Do you wonder what will happen if you receive a negative decision […]
October 25, 2021

Launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal (CRPP). Beginning October 6, 2021, persons in Canada […]
August 30, 2021

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: November 12, 2021)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
August 24, 2021

ISSofBC: Workshop For Refugee Claimants – Travel Document Application (Spanish)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on the topic of travel document applications, offered in Spanish . This event is open to all […]
August 20, 2021

Kinbrace: Information Session – Refugee Appeal Division (RAD)

A free orientation session for refugee claimants to learn about the refugee appeal process. Do you wonder what will happen if you receive a negative decision […]
August 17, 2021

ISSofBC: Workshop For Refugee Claimants – Travel Documents (Farsi)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on travel documents, offered in Farsi / Dari . This event is open to all refugee claimants […]
August 6, 2021

Toolkit: Queer Refugee Claimant Hearings

Created by Ottawa-based Capital Rainbow Refuge, the Queer Refugee Hearings Program (QRHP) Toolkit aims to “assist individuals claiming refugee protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity […]
July 14, 2021

Legal Aid BC: Overview of Child Protection Law and Parents Legal Centres

Get the latest updates on child protection law and Parents Legal Centres with our guest speaker Brian Dybwad, managing lawyer at the Parents Legal Centre in Campbell River. Date: Thursday, […]
July 5, 2021

Burnaby Family Life – Workshop Series: Queer + Trans History in Canada and BC

This workshop series is offered in partnership with Burnaby Together and Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table. Part 1 of this workshop series will take you through the […]
June 24, 2021

Burnaby Family Life: Let’s Talk About Hate Motivated Crimes and Incidents

Join Burnaby Family Life for a conversation on hate-motivated crimes and incidents, the laws around them, and support services available for victims. Presented by: Corporal Laura […]
June 17, 2021

LawMatters & Legal Aid BC: Legal Aid Resources & Forums

The LawMatters program works with public libraries to help community members access legal information and free or low-cost legal services. One of the ways in which […]
May 19, 2021

Event – Legal Aid BC: Pathways for women with precarious status fleeing violence

This webinar is presented by Legal Aid BC. Women in abusive relationships who are also involved with immigration issues have a complex system to navigate. Come join […]
May 13, 2021

Event – Legal Aid BC: COVID-19 Updates on Immigration Law

This webinar is presented by Legal Aid BC. Join one of Canada’s most respected immigration lawyers, Deanna Okun-Nachoff, in a webinar as she provides the latest […]
April 14, 2021

Canadian Refugee Law – Who is it Protecting?

It is an established legal principle that refugees present at or within Canada’s borders are entitled to basic protection under Canadian law. Where precisely these borders lie, however, is far […]
December 10, 2020

IRB – Practice notice: RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada public policies

On December 10, 2020 the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) released a practice notice on “RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada […]
November 19, 2020

Training Webinar: Refugee/Asylum Claims – National and Local Updates from UNHCR Canada and Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on November 17, 2020, covers national and local updates on refugee / asylum claim due to COVID-19, from UNHCR Canada […]
November 18, 2020

IRB Canada: Review of the implementation of the SOGIE Guideline

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published a review of the way it is implementing Chairperson’s Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and […]
November 12, 2020

Kinbrace: Refugee Hearings During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Navigating the refugee claim process can be complex, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources at the READY for My Refugee Hearing website will […]
October 19, 2020

Interest to sponsor forms for 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program now available

Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada can now submit an interest to sponsor form online. The […]
October 8, 2020

IRCC: Temporary replacement of a lost/stolen Refugee Protection Claimant Document 

Temporary replacement of a lost/stolen Refugee Protection Claimant Document  People in Canada whose Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD) have been lost or stolen may request a […]