What’s New

December 18, 2019

TriCities LIP – Refugee Success Stories

The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) has gathered a series of Refugee Success Stories about folks living in the Tri-Cities area. Diversity brings strength, resilience and […]
December 16, 2019

UNHCR – Global Refugee Forum

The UNHCR hosted the first Global Refugee Forum this week. The forum comes at the end of a tumultuous decade in which the number of refugees […]
December 12, 2019

SHARE – New Beginnings Refugee Program

SHARE Family & Community Services: New Beginnings – Newcomer and Refugee Support for Children, Youth and their families New Beginnings community programs provides support for refugee […]
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 […]
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 Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool

Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool Webinar original date: November 26, 2019 / 9:30 […]
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 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 […]