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 […]
June 9, 2020

Frog Hollow: Yes Chef Commercial Kitchen Training Program

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House plays a leadership role in creating our community together by connecting people and strengthening their capacity to create change.   Yes Chef […]
June 9, 2020

MOSAIC: Zoom Table Topics for Refugee Claimants – Every Wednesday!

Mosaic’s online Table Topics for refugee claimants will be hosting on Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm from June 17th to July 29th, 2020. These online sessions will be […]
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

Options Workshop: Humanitarian and Compassionate H&C Application

Options is offering a free workshop on the H&C Application process: Learn about: what are humanitarian grounds? gathering evidence application process Speaker: Marina L. Sedai, Lawyer […]
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. […]
May 20, 2020

NSMS: Workplace Culture and Language Training

The North Shore Multicultural Society is offering Workplace Culture and Language Training. Beginner Level:  Would you like to speak English more confidently? Register now for this […]
May 12, 2020

Burnaby Neighbourhood House – Service Update

Agency: Burnaby Neighbourhood House – COVID 19 Services: Note: complete list of updates can be found here. South and North Food Hubs– With funding from the […]
May 4, 2020

Rainbow Refugee – Resources and Support during COVID-19

Group Support Virtual Drop ins –Information and support for LGBTQI refugee claimants & newcomers in BC. Stand-by interpretation in Farsi, Arabic, Spanish & Bahasa Indonesian is usually […]
April 30, 2020

AMSSA Webinar: Medical Services Program (MSP) Coverage During COVID-19 for BC’s Temporary Residents

Description As part of the BC Provincial Government’s Action Plan on COVID-19, temporary health care coverage was introduced for those affected by the pandemic. Many of the temporary measures […]
April 30, 2020

ISSofBC – (Online) Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women

ISSofBC’s Virtual Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women has expanded to five languages! We can help you face the challenges of social isolation online […]
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 […]
April 27, 2020

Burnaby Division of Family Practice & MOSAIC: Health Navigator Tool

The Burnaby Division of Family Practice has partnered with MOSAIC, a Lower Mainland settlement organization, on a program that links recent immigrants and refugees who don’t […]
April 22, 2020

Toolkit: LGBTQ2+ Inclusiveness: Toolkit for Inclusive Municipalities in Canada and Beyond

This toolkit includes an overview of the issues, courses of action and examples of good practices from Canadian municipalities that are members of the Coalition of […]
April 15, 2020

MOSAIC and Inasmuch: Online Career Workshops for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC and Inasmuch will be offering three online Career Workshops for refugee claimants from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm from April 24th , May 1st and […]
February 4, 2020

Report – Stats Canada: The Long-term Economic Outcomes of Refugee Private Sponsorship

Summary: An important policy initiative implemented for the past 40 years in Canada, refugee private sponsorship has attracted international attention as Europe continues to grapple with […]
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 […]