What’s New

October 16, 2018

VAST – Refugee Claimant Support Group “Getting Through It”

VAST is running weekly support groups for Refugee Claimants every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon. The weekly groups will be held at the Welcome Centre (2610 […]
October 16, 2018

CCR Virtual Meeting: Implementation of the CBSA’s Alternatives to Detention Program

CCR members are invited to participate in a virtual meeting on Friday 26 October on detention. This meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the […]
October 16, 2018

AMSSA – Webinar: Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants

AMSSA has released a video of their webinar from February 2018, titled “Navigating the Settlement Needs of Refugee Claimants” Speakers from this webinar include: Erin C. […]
October 12, 2018

Options Community Services: Employment and Language Connection Cafe for Refugee Claimants

Options Community Services is hosting an Employment and Language Connection Cafe for Refugee Claimants. For more information and to register, please contact Dennis Juarez at 604-954-0484 or […]
October 11, 2018

Event: Healing in Cooking – “Soufra” Film Screening

5:30 pm | Tayybeh Short Film Screening| FREE 5:45 pm | SOUFRA Film Screening | FREE 7:00 pm | Panel Discussion | FREE 7:30 pm | […]
October 4, 2018

Funding for Refugee Participation at November 2018 CCR Consultations

Are there refugees associated with your organization who could contribute to the discussions at the CCR Fall Consultation on 26-28 November 2018 in Montreal, but need […]
October 2, 2018

VAST / Options Community Services – Getting Through It

VAST is hosting “Getting Through It” which is a stress management session for refugees, in partnership with Options Community Services. Date: Friday October 26 Time: 11am […]
October 1, 2018

Report: Global Refugee Talent: Business Leaders Share Insights on the Skills and Potential of the Global Refugee Talent Pool

Talent Beyond Boundaries(TBB) today announced the release of a report,  “Global Refugee Talent: Business Leaders Share Insights on the Skills and Potential of the Global Refugee […]
September 11, 2018

BC Refugee Hub Feedback Survey – We want to hear from you!

We would like to invite you to please take our feedback survey for the BC Refugee Hub. We have recently launched our new website and would like to hear […]
September 6, 2018

Event: We’re better together – Changing public opinion to support positive refugee policies

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) members are invited to attend a virtual meeting on Wednesday 19 September We’re better together: Changing public opinion to support positive […]
September 6, 2018

Report: MAPBC – Refugee Claimant Housing Forum Report and Action Plan

MAP (The Multi-Agency Partnership), comprised of 40+ representatives of government and non government refugee claimant-serving agencies, has released a new report: Refugee Claimant Housing Forum Report […]
September 4, 2018

PeaceTalks: Media & Refugee Narratives

The news media plays an essential role in how we perceive refugees and asylum-seekers, which raises the question of what is their responsibility when reporting their […]
September 4, 2018

An Evening in Victoria with UNHCR Canada Representative

Victoria Friends – Join the RSTP program and ICA for an informative and inspiring evening with Jean-Nicolas Beuze, the UNHCR Representative in Canada, on the global refugee […]
August 28, 2018

BC Refugee Hub – Refugee Claimant Bulletin (April – June 2018)

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 28, 2018

Ready Tours for Refugee Claimants – Register Now

Next READY Tour: Friday, August 24th, 2018 | 9:15am Register Now READY Tours at the Immigration and Refugee Board – Refugee Protection Division (Vancouver) are for refugee claimants […]
July 1, 2018

The Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP)

The Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP) is comprised of representatives of refugee claimant serving agencies working to: identify the shifting needs of refugee claimants; coordinate efforts; share knowledge; […]
June 20, 2018

Report: Refugee Claimants in BC: Understanding Current Irregular Arrival Trends

To mark World Refugee Day today, ISSofBC is releasing a survey report focused on refugee claimants and introducing a web-based information tool for newcomers facing challenges […]
June 16, 2018

My Heart in Kenya – Documentary Screening on World Refugee Day (Surrey)

My Heart in Kenya is a touching one-hour documentary about an emotional reunion years in the making. Local film maker Hunter Wood heard the story of this […]
June 14, 2018

World Refugee Day – University of Fraser Valley

Come join us in the Global Lounge (B223) at UFV to celebrate World Refugee Day. We’ll be watching a short film called “19 Days” and having […]
June 14, 2018

The Congo Crisis & World Refugee Day Concert (Vancouver)

This event is presented by The Voice of Ituri in collaboration with the African Student Association, SFU Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry, and the African […]