What’s New

August 24, 2020

UNHCR Canada – Making a refugee claim

UNHCR Canada has recently released a resource on their new website: “Making a refugee claim”. The webpage contains up-to-date information on how to make a refugee […]
August 19, 2020

IRCC – News Release: Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

Pathway to permanent residency recognizes exceptional service of asylum claimants on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic News release August 14, 2020—Montreal—Front-line workers play a critical role […]
August 18, 2020

MOSAIC – Food Safe Training for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be hosting 2 free Food Safe trainings for refugee claimants and the trainings will be in English.  Clients can register by emailing [email protected] Training […]
August 17, 2020

ISSofBC – Reviving Hope and Home Program

Reviving Hope and Home – RHH is a flexible, individualized program for Government Assisted Refugee mothers to help them build connections and settle in Canada.  Government Assisted […]
August 14, 2020

New bursary program for refugees and asylum seekers! 

Vancouver Career College and CDI College are launching a bursary program for refugees and asylum seekers that covers up to $5,000 worth of tuition towards diploma or certificate programs […]
August 13, 2020

DIVERSEcity: Online Child & Youth Empowerment Camp

DIVERSEcity empowering therapeutic camp is all about making kids strong. The online summer camp is available to those ages 6–18. August 17–20, 2020 Between 10 am […]
August 12, 2020

MOSAIC: Zoom Table Topics for Refugee Claimants – every Wednesday!

Mosaic’s online Table Topics for refugee claimants will be hosted on Wednesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm from August 12th to September 23rd , 2020. These online sessions will be […]
August 6, 2020

MOSAIC: English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners)

MOSAIC’s online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners) will be hosted on Tuesdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm from August 11th to September 15th, 2020. These online sessions will […]
August 5, 2020

Burnaby Neighborhood House: Tenancy Disputes Resolutions 101

Tenancy Dispute Resolution 101 Monday, August 10, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Disputes between a landlord and tenant can be stressful and expensive if […]
August 1, 2020

PICS & IKEA Kits for South Van Clients

PICS and IKEA have teamed up to provide care and assistance to those in need during this pandemic. Access the poster for more information and who […]
July 31, 2020

Purpose Society Summer Food Hamper Program

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society provides social, health and education programs for the lower mainland community. The agency is a community-based multi-service organization that delivers a […]
July 28, 2020

EVENT: Answering all education credential challenges for refugees in Canada

Join Jumpstart Refugee Talent’s online event, in their one-stop-shop for refugees to get all of their questions answered about education credentials and accreditations. Event name: Credential Evaluation […]
July 26, 2020

Canadian Women’s Foundation: The Violence at Home Signal for Help – Video and Toolkit

There’s ample evidence that disaster situations can lead to a surge in gender-based violence. Public health directives on home isolation might increase danger and risk for people in […]
July 26, 2020

Burnaby Neighbourhood House: Services for Refugees

BNH Settlement Program provides free services and practical guidance to help newcomers refugees with their everyday living needs and the resources available to help you get […]
July 26, 2020

UBC Migration – Podcast: Refugee Settlement Experience in BC

UBC Migration – Podcast: Refugee Settlement Experience in BC What happens when refugees make it across the border and begin to rebuild their lives? In this […]
July 25, 2020

CITY OF SURREY: Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants program For Love Where You Live

City of Surrey – Neighbourhood Enhancement Grants program For Love Where You Live, why not make your neighbourhood more beautiful and vibrant with a Neighbourhood Enhancement […]
July 25, 2020

IRCC – COVID-19 Update: New public policy on biometrics collection

The Government of Canada has announced a new public policy on biometrics collection exemption for temporary residence applicants from within Canada (in effect until further notice). […]
July 25, 2020

RSTP: The latest news on Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Programs

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees. The latest RSTP Bulletin has […]
July 25, 2020

CCR Media Release: Organizations welcome Court ruling on Safe Third Country

22 July 2020 Organizations welcome Federal Court decision confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the U.S. breaks Canadian law The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), […]
July 21, 2020

Event – Burnaby Pride Digital Celebration! VIRTUAL PRIDE

No pandemic can get in the way of Pride!! Join Burnaby Pride for a free digital celebration showcasing the diversity and strength of Burnaby’s LGBTQIA2S+ community! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🤩  All […]