December 10, 2019

CCR Toolkit: Refugee family reunification: Practical Guide

This practical guide provides basic information for those assisting refugees in reuniting with immediate family members (spouse and dependent children). This version is last updated in […]
December 6, 2019

VIDEO – IRCC: Your first two weeks in Canada

IRCC has released a video for newcomer titled: Your first two weeks in Canada. This video will help newcomers get ready for their new life in […]
December 5, 2019

PIRS – Refugee StrongStart Program

PIRS – Refugee StrongStart Program This program brings parents and children together and focuses on the following domains of developmental parenting: Affection: warmth, physical closeness, and […]
December 4, 2019

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification:  IRCC has launched a new 2-year pilot project that will reunite more families. The pilot project allows some previous […]
December 3, 2019

DIVERSEcity – First Steps Early Years Refugee Program

The First Steps Early Years Refugee Settlement Program has been designed to serve both newly arrived refugee children ages birth to five and their caregivers. The […]
November 29, 2019

Training Invitation – Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool

Title: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool Date / Time: November 26, 2019 […]
November 22, 2019

EVENT: MOSAIC – Cold Weather Accessory Market for Refugee Claimants

With the cold winter season fast approaching, MOSAIC has taken action to support refugee claimants with umbrellas and accessories. On Sunday, December 8th, MOSAIC will be […]
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 […]
November 19, 2019

DIVERSEcity – Bundle Up Campaign

DIVERSEcity’s annual Bundle Up Campaign is seeking warm clothes, food hamper items and more for local refugee families: Items wanted: Winter clothing (jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, […]
November 7, 2019

Colouring book aims to help refugees learn about Surrey

A team of four SFU students have created a “Welcome to Surrey” colouring book for the many refugee families who settle in this city. The idea […]
October 4, 2019

MOSAIC – Free Warm Clothing Market for Refugee Claimants

As we transition into colder weather, many refugee claimants have expressed that they do not feel prepared with winter clothing to keep them dry and warm. This […]
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; […]
April 7, 2019

Training Webinar – How to Support Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence

On February 11th, 2019, The BC Refugee Hub held a training webinar covering support services for refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence. Speaker: Rosa Elena Arteaga – […]
April 2, 2019

Arrival Advisor App for Newcomers

Arrival Advisor is a free mobile app that helps refugees and immigrants in British Columbia find information and services to plan their settlement journey. Designed alongside […]
March 13, 2019

Training Webinar – What are refugee claimants eligible for during the claim process?

On November 1st, 2018, The BC Refugee Hub held a training webinar covering what refugee claimants are eligible for during the claim process. Speaker & Topics: […]
February 23, 2019

ISSofBC & Vancity: Reimagining Financial Services

ISSofBC and Vancity have reimagined what financial services mean by bringing banking to community. Vancity offers bank account starts and financial literacy to refugees and immigrants […]
January 28, 2019

OPTIONS Community Services: Income Assistance Rights and Responsibilities

Options Community Services is hosting a workshop for refugee claimants: Income Assistance Rights and Responsibilities. Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 10am to 12pm 305-100362 King George Blvd, Surrey, […]
January 12, 2019

BCSIS (BC Settlement and Integration Services) Stream A and B Services for Refugee Claimants

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled a list of BCSIS (BC Settlement and Integration Services) Stream A and B services for refugee claimants. BCSIS Stream A and B […]
January 4, 2019

BC Refugee Hub – FAQ: Refugee Claimants in British Columbia

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Refugee Claimants in British Columbia. Click here for the online version of […]
December 20, 2018

CCR: Automatic work permit applications for refugee claimants

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) has just released the following information on work permits for refugee claimants: Refugee claimants can now apply for a work […]