What’s New

August 19, 2019

Workshops for Refugee Claimants in Vancouver

Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) will be providing a series of workshops for Refugee Claimants at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre. When: Every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm; […]
August 17, 2019

English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC’s free Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants will be back on Wednesday August 21st at 6:00 pm at MOSAIC HQ (5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver). Quick Details: […]
August 13, 2019

Connected, Empowered and Media Literate – Changing the Portrayal of Refugees in the Media

The BC Refugee Hub, in collaboration with the Vancouver Immigration Partnership (VIP), Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH), and the UBC Migration, hosted a learning and dialogue session […]
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 […]
July 23, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // April – June 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 […]
July 10, 2019

Report: Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled: Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees. This policy guide, released […]
July 8, 2019

Factsheet – UNHCR Canada: Are refugees good for Canada?

July 2019 – UNHCR Canada has released an factsheet addressing the question “Are refugees good for Canada?” Statistics show that refugees not only benefit from safety […]
June 20, 2019

NEW VIDEO #RefugeeSuccessStory: Successful Refugee Claimant

The BC Refugee Hub has produced a series of new #RefugeeSuccessStory videos to highlight the successes, skills and resilient spirit of individuals who have come to […]
June 18, 2019

NEW VIDEO #RefugeeSuccessStory: Entrepreneurs – Saiwan

The BC Refugee Hub has produced a series of new #RefugeeSuccessStory videos to highlight the successes, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of individuals who have come to […]
June 16, 2019

World Refugee Day 2019

Every minutes 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. There are several types of forcibly displaced persons. Across the world there are […]
June 14, 2019

Invitation to Register: World Refugee Day (LIVESTREAM)

JOIN OUR LIVESTREAM SESSION! Building Welcoming and Inclusive Communities for Refugees Join us for a special announcement on new initiatives to support refugees and other newcomers […]
June 11, 2019

NEW VIDEO #RefugeeSuccessStory: Entrepreneurs – Samuel and Yohana

The BC Refugee Hub has produced a series of new #RefugeeSuccessStory video to highlight the successes, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of individuals who have come to […]
June 10, 2019

#RefugeeSuccessStory Campaign

June 10, 2019 – BC Refugee Hub has officially launched #RefugeeSuccessStory—a campaign that aims to empower refugees to share their stories; celebrate the dynamic refugees who […]
May 21, 2019

Event: Understanding the Barriers to Employment for Female Refugees with Physical Disabilities

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the University of British Columbia have partnered on a research project: Understanding the Barriers to Employment for Female Refugees with Physical Disabilities, with the […]
May 18, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Canada ends the Designated Country of Origin practice

Canada removes all countries from the designated country of origin list Read complete News Release Here May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to […]
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 […]
May 13, 2019

Event: Rainbow Refugee – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Rainbow Refugee Society invites you to join its annual event to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Trans-phobia. This year ‘s event celebrates the 50th Anniversary of […]
April 29, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // Jan – Mar 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 […]
April 15, 2019

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins

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 […]