What’s New

September 8, 2022

ISSofBC – Afghan Special Bulletin

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Afghan Special Initiative (ASI) and the first arrivals of Afghan refugees to BC on September 7th 2022, the […]
September 8, 2022

ISSofBC – New Perspectives Series – Indigenous views on immigration to Turtle Island

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, ISSofBC, in partnership with the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver, has created the New Perspectives series that will feature three public events held […]
August 25, 2022

Educational Documentary and Study Guide: Learning About our Neighbors – Afghan Culture

The Government of Canada has committed to resettling at least 40,000 Afghans as quickly as possible. Since the fall of Kabul in August 2021, 17,590 vulnerable […]
August 19, 2022

ISSofBC – Afghan Resettlement to BC: Key Figures

ISSofBC is sharing key figures on the resettlement of Afghan refugees to British Columbia. These key figures are regularly updated on the ISSofBC website on a […]
August 18, 2022

Social Policy Trends Report – Incomes of Refugees in Canada

This report is released by the University of Calgary – School of Public Policy. “This is the second report in the Social Policy Trends series to […]
August 18, 2022

BC CHARMS Refugee Claimant Navigation Website

MOSAIC and MAP BC are happy to announce that the BC CHARMS Refugee Claimant Navigation Website is now live and ready to use.  What is the […]
August 18, 2022

IOM – World Migration Report: Toolkits

The World Migration Report is a global reference report used by officials, media, researchers and students throughout the world. Given the report’s relevance in education and […]
August 18, 2022

ISSofBC Bursaries 2022

ISSofBC is excited to have launched its 2022 bursaries available to current or former ISSofBC clients (Immigrant, Government-Assisted or Convention Refugee), students, or volunteers within three […]
August 9, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet – Refugee arrival categories in Canada and what they mean

This factsheet developed by the BC Refugee Hub, provides information and resources on the arrival categories of refugees in Canada, as defined by the Canadian government. […]
August 8, 2022

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) – Train the Trainer: National Trauma-Informed Care Project

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) invites you to their session “Train the Trainer: National Trauma-Informed Care Project”. This training is open to settlement […]
August 5, 2022

The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) – Join the Youth Advisory Board

The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) aims to improve the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth through various technologies (e.g., apps, games, resources, etc.). INQYR […]
July 25, 2022

Report: UNHCR’s Global Trends

At the end of 2021, the total number of people worldwide who were forced to flee their homes due to conflicts, violence, fear of persecution and […]
July 24, 2022

Report: An undergraduate medical education framework for refugee and migrant health – Curriculum development and conceptual approaches

International migration, especially forced migration, highlights important medical training needs including cross-cultural communication, human rights, as well as global health competencies for physical and mental healthcare. […]
July 21, 2022

UBC Centre for Migration Studies – Datahub

UBC Centre for Migration Studies‘ Canadian Immigration Datahub shares a wealth of data on permanent residents, temporary residents, those in transition, and resettled refugees in Canada. […]
July 20, 2022

CYRRC Report – Stories of Settlement – Sharing research and experience from diverse perspectives

The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is a nationwide alliance of academics, community partners and government agencies working to promote the successful integration of […]
July 19, 2022

Legal Aid BC – Webinar: Refugee claimants and admissibility issues

In this session our speaker will review the refugee process from the importance of a Basis of Claim to Preparation for the Hearing. There will be […]
July 19, 2022

IRCC: School programs help Afghan children thrive in Canada

Since Aug. 2021, Canada has welcomed 3,800 school-aged Afghan children. As the school year ends, the IRCC has announced that settlement service workers across the country […]
July 19, 2022

VAST – Grupo Latino 2022

VAST is having its monthly LAC group on Thursday July 28th, at 10 am via Zoom.  LAC group is an open space where clients will get […]
July 12, 2022

Guide to Program StimuLER: A community based program to support development of languages spoken by children who are refugees and immigrants

StimuLER is a program that aims to support children who are refugees in the acquisition of their first language and the learning of their second language, […]
July 6, 2022

CYRRC: Home to home, a purposeful journey – Toolkit for working with refugee youth

This toolkit comprises a comprehensive set of research and navigation tools to provide diverse stakeholders (e.g. refugee youth, their service providers, researchers, and policy planners) with practice-ready […]