What’s New

October 22, 2021

A Window to an Afghan Heart – Fundraising Gala Dinner

Join in for an evening of Afghan history, culture, food, music, poetry, and the voice of Afghan women. About this event This fundraiser is organized to […]
October 20, 2021

Banquet of Stories: Sharing Stories of Refugees, Resilience, and Sustainability

The popular Banquet of Stories program returns! Join this hybrid in-person and virtual event, with a spotlight on refugee stories. About this event Banquet of Stories […]
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 14, 2021

MOSAIC – English Conversation Circle

MOSAIC’s “English Conversation Circle” is back for in-person classes on November 2nd, 2021! This year, they are delivering the classes to the wider community and any immigration status is welcomed! […]
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 8, 2021

Asylum Law and COVID-19 – A Conversation with UNHCR Canada

Interested in learning more about the asylum process in Canada and around the world? Join UNHCR Canada on October 19, 2021 at 10:00am Pacific (1:00pm EST) […]
October 6, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Refugee Resettlement Update

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on September 29, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell, Jennifer York and Jean McRae provide details on the Resettlement Assistance […]
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 […]
October 6, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Digital Security Essentials and Digital Literacy Resources

The BC Refugee Hub is hosting this upcoming training webinar on digital security and digital literacy for newcomer refugees. This session will provide an overview of […]
October 5, 2021

The Afghan Refugee Crisis – How Businesses Can Respond

As Canada becomes a place of refuge, BC prepares to welcome Afghan refugees. There will be many difficulties and challenges on the road ahead for Afghan […]
October 4, 2021

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program – Informational Webinar

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will be hosting this webinar with local settlement agencies on what settlement services are currently available and the best way for […]
September 27, 2021

Lecture: Afghans in Search of a Home – Crisis Awareness and Welcoming Refugees to a Brighter Future

Afghanistan is once again the victim of international politics as the American-backed regime toppled on August 15 and the Taliban have assumed power. This lecture will […]
September 25, 2021

YMCA Immigrant Services – Upcoming Fall 2021 programs

Interested participants who register on Eventbrite will be asked to fill out the attached application form if it is their first time attending an event sponsored […]
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 […]
September 22, 2021

IRCC: COVID-19 Factsheets for Sponsored and Resettled Refugees (Multilingual)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has produced factsheets for sponsored and resettled refugees. The factsheets provide information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to […]
September 17, 2021

Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors (Updated August 2021)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program‘s (RSTP) Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors is available to download at the links below. The kit: Outlines the procedure that […]
September 16, 2021

IRCC: Find out what special measures for Afghanistan apply to you

On August 13, 2021, Canada announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. The Government of Canada also put in place a […]
September 15, 2021

RSTP: Information Sessions on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) in partnership with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) is pleased to offer a series of information sessions on the Private […]
September 14, 2021

MHCC & CYRRC: SPARK workshop on projects that support refugee child, youth, and family settlement

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) are partnering to host a virtual SPARK workshop on projects […]