June 15, 2022

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 […]
May 31, 2022

The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide – Available in Ukrainian

Moving to a new country can be hard. You might have a lot of questions. The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide will help you settle into B.C. quickly […]
April 4, 2022

Frog Hollow: Life Skills Workshop Series for Afghan Refugees

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House understands that settling in a new place and making it home for you and your family is a challenging and long process. […]
March 21, 2022

Digital Messaging Service for Afghan Newcomers

Refugee 613 is a communications organization created by a network of service providers, refugee sponsors and community volunteers. They provide their partners and the public with […]
February 9, 2022

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Refugees, asylum claimants, sponsors and PRRA applicants

Travel restrictions have an impact on many people who can’t travel to Canada right now. These restrictions stop most discretionary travel to Canada. At this time, […]
February 8, 2022

Surrey Local Immigration Partnership Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit – Survey

DIVERSEcity, through the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership, is creating a mental health and wellbeing toolkit for settlement, social and health service providers. This resource seeks to […]
February 4, 2022

Supporting Refugees from Afghanistan – Settlement & Employment Services in Dari

Starting a new chapter in life in a new country is never easy.Check out this Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House poster below to see all the ways […]
December 9, 2021

Seeds of Change: Multilingual Food Factsheets – Best Before & Expiry Dates

Understanding food labels can be confusing and lead to food waste. Did you know that neither Best Before dates nor Expiry dates on food labels are about […]
December 7, 2021

Impact North Shore – Workshop: How to Apply for a Work Permit Extension

Join this online workshop to learn how to apply for a Work Permit Extension by yourself in your online IRCC account. Learn how to: Create an […]
December 2, 2021

ISSofBC: Welcome to our Homelands – Multilingual Videos and Study Guides

In 2020, ISSofBC launched Welcome to our Homelands, an engaging seven-minute video and accompanying study guide that targets newcomers and provides them with a jumping-off point […]
October 15, 2021

The Power of Community Fundraising: Coming Together to Support Afghan Women

There is so much power in community fundraising, and the local community continues to show up for Afghan women. This fall, local businesses and organizations have […]
October 13, 2021

ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) – Infosheet

This info-sheet shows the timeline and key activities undertaken by ISSofBC’s Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) that supports newcomer Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within thee first two […]
October 6, 2021

The Circles of Care and Connection: Home Visiting Program

Help to make a difference in the lives of newly arrived refugee children and their families in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The Circles of Care and […]
September 26, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

The BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 25, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 22, 2021

Burnaby Neighbourhood House – Afghan Support Program

The Settlement and Integration Program at Burnaby Neighbourhood House, in conjunction with other agencies, is supporting the local needs of Afghan individuals and families impacted and […]
August 13, 2021

IRCC: Government of Canada Offers Refuge to Afghans who Assisted Canada

Many brave Afghans made incredible contributions to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan—often at great personal risk. While over 800 were able to resettle in Canada over the […]
July 15, 2021

NewToBC: BC Libraries Described in 26 Languages

Libraries in countries around the world can be quite different. To help newcomers understand libraries in BC, NewToBC developed and translated this one-page description of BC […]
July 6, 2021

Canada Announces 3 New Initiatives to Welcome and Support More Refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place […]
June 23, 2021

Government of Canada: Video – A Refugee’s Resettlement Journey to Canada

The Government of Canada has released a video in multiple languages on the refugee resettlement journey to Canada. Watch this video to find out what it’s […]