What’s New

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 […]
December 4, 2019

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification:  IRCC has launched a new 2-year pilot project that will reunite more families. The pilot project allows some previous […]
December 3, 2019

DIVERSEcity – First Steps Early Years Refugee Program

The First Steps Early Years Refugee Settlement Program has been designed to serve both newly arrived refugee children ages birth to five and their caregivers. The […]
November 29, 2019

Training Invitation – Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool

Title: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool Date / Time: November 26, 2019 […]
November 27, 2019

REPORT – IRCC: Syrian Outcomes Report – Research and Evaluations

In June 2019, IRCC’s Evaluations Division released a report on Syrian Outcomes. The Syrian Outcomes Report provides a thematic overview of the outcomes of the Syrian […]
November 22, 2019

EVENT: MOSAIC – Cold Weather Accessory Market for Refugee Claimants

With the cold winter season fast approaching, MOSAIC has taken action to support refugee claimants with umbrellas and accessories. On Sunday, December 8th, MOSAIC will be […]
November 21, 2019

Infographic – UNHCR: Refugee Resettlement Process and the UNHCR

In this infographic, the UNHCR outlines the 4 phases of refugee resettlement to provide a greater understanding of the pathways to that exist and UNHCR involvement […]
November 20, 2019

CCR: Working with Refugee Claimants – Resources for front-line workers

The Canadian Council for Refugees has recently released a resource toolkit for front-line workers supporting refugee claimants. The toolkit covers resources, services and programs nationally. Download […]
November 19, 2019

DIVERSEcity – Bundle Up Campaign

DIVERSEcity’s annual Bundle Up Campaign is seeking warm clothes, food hamper items and more for local refugee families: Items wanted: Winter clothing (jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, […]
November 18, 2019

Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
November 16, 2019

Training Invite: Evaluating Programs for Refugees Workshops

We are pleased to present two Evaluating Programs for Refugees workshops taking place in Surrey on December 5th and Vancouver on December 6th. These workshops are being offered in collaboration with The […]
November 13, 2019

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – July to September 2019

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins: Learn more about the thousands of Government Assisted Refugees ISSofBC has welcomed in over 45 years of serving newcomers to BC. Statistics on […]
November 7, 2019

Colouring book aims to help refugees learn about Surrey

A team of four SFU students have created a “Welcome to Surrey” colouring book for the many refugee families who settle in this city. The idea […]
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 30, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // July – September 2019

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
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 23, 2019

ISSofBC Spark & Ignite Entrepreneurial Program for Refugees

Newcomers with dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs, regardless of where they are in their journey, may benefit greatly from two unique programs that are now accepting […]
October 16, 2019

AMSSA E-Learning Module: Refugee Mental Health Front-line Workers Training

AMSSA E-Learning Modules are online courses on topics regarding settlement and integration in BC. This e-learning format allows learners to take the online courses at their […]