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December 21, 2020

Remembering Refuge: Between Sanctuary and Solidarity – An Oral History

Remembering Refuge: Between Sanctuary and Solidarity is an oral history archive highlighting the stories of people from Haiti, El Salvador, and Guatemala, who crossed the Canada-US […]
December 15, 2020

Glossary of Terms – Refugees and Refugees Claimants in Canada

The following is a comprehensive list of common terms used in reference to refugees and refugee claimants in Canada. Asylum– The granting by a State of […]
December 14, 2020

Refugees and Borders – Remapping the World We Think We Know

Borders are first imagined and then built. What we think borders can do is shaped by the stories we tell. What is your border story? Original […]
December 14, 2020

Pandemic Borders – Examining the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

Are Canadians changing their attitude on migration due to COVID-19? Join openDemocracy to examine the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic raises for vulnerable residents and workers […]
December 10, 2020

IRB – Practice notice: RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada public policies

On December 10, 2020 the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) released a practice notice on “RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada […]
December 9, 2020

IRCC announces opening date of special measures for refugee claimants working in health care during the pandemic

Today Minister Mendicino announced that on December 14 IRCC will begin accepting applications for permanent residence from refugee claimants who work in Canada’s health-care sector and […]
December 9, 2020

Kids Help Phone – Mental Health Support in Arabic 24/7

Kids Help Phone is proud to present professional phone counselling service in Arabic, facilitated by interpreters. Kids Help Phone offers 24/7 e-mental health support to all […]
December 7, 2020

Infographic: Safe Spaces – Youth with Refugee Experience and Their Parents Harnessing Resilience

New infographic project on refugee youth and their parents’ participation in a resilience-building workshop.  Objective: This study aims to create a space of open discussions for […]
December 3, 2020

Event: Life Beyond Refuge – Stories of Impact

Since 1982, the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) has strengthened communities through research. CCBR is a Canadian forerunner in conducting and promoting community-based research. They are passionate […]
November 30, 2020

Event – BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education for BC Newcomer Youth

Join WUSC UBC & SFU in this online webinar and networking discussion sessions on Accessibility of Post-Secondary Education for BC Newcomer Youth. Youth with immigrant and […]
November 30, 2020

AMSSA: Digital Access and Digital Literacy Lecture

COVID19 has revealed deep inequalities in access to technologies among Canadians. 34% of Canadians earning under $30,000 a year do not have a home Internet connection, […]
November 26, 2020

New UBC Centre for Migration Studies

A new interdisciplinary UBC Centre for Migration Studies will support innovative migration research, knowledge mobilization and teaching and learning, at UBC and internationally. Based in the […]
November 26, 2020

BC Refugee Hub Feedback Survey

BC Refugee Hub Survey We want to hear from you! Please take approx. 5. minutes to complete our feedback survey!    We would like to hear […]
November 25, 2020

Settlement Sector & Technology Task Group Survey

Front-line #cdnimm #cdnrfg worker? Tell us what you think the future of digital settlement work should look like? What has your experience been during COVID? What […]
November 20, 2020

Canadian podcasts focused on immigration & diversity

Interested in listening to some free Canadian podcasts on Immigration and Diversity? Check out the list below or here for more! Migration Conversations “Migration Conversations is […]
November 19, 2020

Training Webinar: Refugee/Asylum Claims – National and Local Updates from UNHCR Canada and Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on November 17, 2020, covers national and local updates on refugee / asylum claim due to COVID-19, from UNHCR Canada […]
November 19, 2020

Weaving our Humanity: An Evening of Stories

The North Shore Multicultural Society’s Centre for Diversity and Innovation invites you to “Weaving Our Humanity“, an evening of digital storytelling. This year, community members will […]
November 19, 2020

School Helpers: Free One-on-One Tutoring for Students!

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and worldwide school cancellations, School Helpers has been formed to support parents and younger students during this challenging transition […]
November 18, 2020

IRB Canada: Review of the implementation of the SOGIE Guideline

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published a review of the way it is implementing Chairperson’s Guideline 9: Proceedings Before the IRB Involving Sexual Orientation and […]
November 18, 2020

IRCC: 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration

Message from the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada continues to be a safe and welcoming destination for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Immigrants enrich […]