August 23, 2021

VAST & VCST: Survivor Advocate Capacity Building Program

WHAT: An experiential-based learning program that bridges the experience of social injustice with advocacy skills building, and the capacity for social change. The program will focus […]
August 12, 2021

CYRRC Podcast: The Refuge

The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is pleased to share their new podcast series, The Refuge. This series brings together youth with refugee experience, […]
July 27, 2021

Mental Health Toolkit for Refugees and Refugee Claimants

This online toolkit curated by the BC Refugee Hub includes a short guide to mental health, mental illness, trauma, and resources available to those working with […]
July 26, 2021

Building Capacity to Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A Toolkit for Settlement, Social and Health Service Providers

The toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of essential information, tools, resources and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work […]
July 21, 2021

ISSofBC – Workshop For Refugee Claimants: BC Health System (Spanish)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on the topic of the BC Health System, offered in Spanish. This event is open to all […]
May 18, 2021

VAST & OHCHR: Survivor Advocate Capacity Building Program

Offered by the Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture (VAST) and funded by the United Nations (UN), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights […]
May 17, 2021

VAST: Art-Making in Community Group – The Earth Without Art is Just “Eh”

This event is presented by VAST. Participants can explore different art modalities, including drawing, painting, collage, modelling with clay, movement, poetry, photography, voice, and drama. Art […]
February 18, 2021

MOSAIC: Vibrant in Vancouver

How do you spend your time? How can life feel more vibrant? MOSAIC, in partnership with VAST (Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture) and VCST (Victoria Coalition […]
February 16, 2021

AMSSA E-Learning Module: Self-care and a Healthy Workplace in the Settlement and Integration Sector

AMSSA has just released the newest E-learning Module “Self-care and a Healthy Workplace in the Settlement and Integration Sector”! This interactive e-learning module looks at the […]
January 7, 2021

VAST: Survivor Advocate Capacity Building Program

Do you have lived-experience as a refugee? Do you see yourself advocating for Human Rights? Would you like to deepen or broaden your identity as an […]
January 6, 2021

Refugee 613: Newcomer Info Hub Facebook Group

Information is an essential service, and newcomers need reliable and culturally appropriate information about COVID-19. Refugee 613’s Newcomer Info Hub is a space where newcomers and […]
December 9, 2020

Kids Help Phone – Mental Health Support in Arabic 24/7

Kids Help Phone is proud to present professional phone counselling service in Arabic, facilitated by interpreters. Kids Help Phone offers 24/7 e-mental health support to all […]
December 7, 2020

Infographic: Safe Spaces – Youth with Refugee Experience and Their Parents Harnessing Resilience

New infographic project on refugee youth and their parents’ participation in a resilience-building workshop.  Objective: This study aims to create a space of open discussions for […]
November 5, 2020

IRB: Notice on the Establishment of the Gender Related Task Force at the RPD

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Gender Related Task Force (GRTF) at the Refugee Protection Division […]
November 4, 2020

Training Webinar: Interim Federal Health Program – Overview and Updates due to Covid-19

Interim Federal Health Program – Overview and Updates due to Covid-19 This webinar was hosted by Bahar Taheri from the BC Refugee Hub, with speakers Siffan […]
August 13, 2020

DIVERSEcity: Online Child & Youth Empowerment Camp

DIVERSEcity empowering therapeutic camp is all about making kids strong. The online summer camp is available to those ages 6–18. August 17–20, 2020 Between 10 am […]
July 18, 2020

DIVERSEcity: H.E.A.L. for Work Program for Women

Empowering survivors of violence and trauma getting into the labour market Gain new skills and work experience to build the life you want in Canada with […]
June 24, 2020

Ni Wakati – Support for African immigrants and refugee women

Ni Wakati supports African immigrant and refugee women in making informed choices about their health and social needs.Navigating a new healthcare system as an African newcomer […]
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 9, 2020

Event – AMSSA: Mental Wellness &  Community Collective Care (Webinar)

The impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect vulnerable individuals and communities such as newcomers. A pandemic can be considered a collective trauma and some literature shows that living […]