July 3, 2020

ISSofBC- Journeys to Integration: Government Assisted Refugees in BC

This report focuses on the integration experiences of government-assisted refugees (GARs) who settled in British Columbia between January 2007 and December 2016. After briefly summarizing literature […]
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

Toolkit: IRMHP- Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A toolkit

  Building capacity to support the mental health of immigrants and refugees: A toolkit for settlement, social and health service providers by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental […]
April 27, 2020

AMSAA Webinar: Responding to Online Hate During COVID-19

Webinar:  Responding to Online Hate During COVID-19 This webinar will help participants identify online hate speech related to COVID-19 and encourage them to think critically about […]
April 4, 2020

April 4th – Refugees Rights Day

On April 4th, 1985, the Supreme Court confirmed that refugees are protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Protecting refugees makes our communities stronger. […]
February 11, 2020

News Release: UNHCR Canada new representative Rema Jamous Imseis

(Feb 4, 2020) OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada is pleased to welcome Ms. Rema Jamous […]
January 15, 2020

SFU – Refugee Livelihood Lab: Trampoline Program

SFU – Refugee Livelihood Lab: Trampoline – Ideas into Action! Program Recruitment has begun for Refugee Livelihood Lab’s Ideas Into Action! program. Ideas into Action! is a free […]
December 11, 2019

Report: Creating a Home in Canada: Refugee Housing Challenges and Potential Policy Solutions

(November 2019) This report looks at challenges that refugees face in finding housing, especially outside urban areas. Summary: When the Canadian government pledged in late 2015 […]
November 5, 2019

Options BC: Customized Employment Support for Refugee Claimants

Options BC’s BCSIS program offers customized employment support for refugee claimants. Services include: Applying for a work permit Applying for a social insurance number Information about […]
October 29, 2019

Union representing Legal Aid BC staff lawyers serves strike notice

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) has received 72-hour strike notice from the Professional Employees Association (PEA), the association representing the organization’s 28 staff lawyers. The […]
October 8, 2019

UNHCR – 7 videos guaranteed to change the way you see refugees

UNHCR Innovation has compiled a list of 7 videos to show a different perspective of the refugee experience and journey to safety. Below are the 7 […]
August 2, 2019

BVOR Fund 2019

After the success of the 2018 BVOR Fund, the Refugee Hub, the Shapiro Foundation and G. Barrie Landry are relaunching the 2019 BVOR Fund. This fund will […]
May 17, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Government will provide $6 million to address costs associated with temporary housing for asylum claimant

News release Read complete press release here. May 17, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to helping provinces adjust to pressures […]
May 16, 2019

Stats Canada Report on Asylum Claims / Refugee Claims in Canada

Stats Canada has released a report about asylum claims / refugee claims in Canada. Read complete report here.  Asylum claimants are individuals who request refugee protection […]
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 […]
September 11, 2018

BC Refugee Hub Feedback Survey – We want to hear from you!

We would like to invite you to please take our feedback survey for the BC Refugee Hub. We have recently launched our new website and would like to hear […]
May 24, 2018

Webinar: AMSSA – Trauma Informed Practice – Supporting Clients Who Have Experienced Complex Trauma

Trauma Informed Practice: Supporting Clients Who  Have Experienced Complex Trauma Individuals who have experienced traumatic events may have challenges in various life domains. Complex trauma can […]