What’s New

May 20, 2020

BC Housing: Temporary Rental Supplement Program

BC Housing has released a Temporary Rental Supplement Program due to Covid-19, providing up to $500 a month to help renters and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
May 20, 2020

NSMS: Workplace Culture and Language Training

The North Shore Multicultural Society is offering Workplace Culture and Language Training. Beginner Level:  Would you like to speak English more confidently? Register now for this […]
May 19, 2020

Douglas College – Connections Newcomer Employment Program

The Douglas College Connections Newcomer Employment Program has  moved online and have a new class starting on June 15th. Since they have moved online, they are […]
May 19, 2020

Options: Employment Skill Building Program for Refugee Claimants

In this series of sessions, refugee claimants will learn how to create a resume, workplace and personal development, identify strengths and transferrable skills, conflict resolution, time […]
May 18, 2020

AMSSA Webinar: Changes to the BC Employment Standards Act in Response to Covid-19

Webinar: Changes to the BC Employment Standards Act in Response to Covid-19 As a response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Provincial Government has introduced […]
May 15, 2020

WorkSafeBC – Covid-19 Safe Operations Plan – Guidelines

New WorkSafeBC guidelines for some businesses & organizations listed in Phase 2. Working with employees and unions, businesses must use these to create a public COVID-19 […]
May 12, 2020

Burnaby Neighbourhood House – Service Update

Agency: Burnaby Neighbourhood House – COVID 19 Services: Note: complete list of updates can be found here. South and North Food Hubs– With funding from the […]
May 4, 2020

Rainbow Refugee – Resources and Support during COVID-19

Group Support Virtual Drop ins –Information and support for LGBTQI refugee claimants & newcomers in BC. Stand-by interpretation in Farsi, Arabic, Spanish & Bahasa Indonesian is usually […]
April 30, 2020

AMSSA Webinar: Medical Services Program (MSP) Coverage During COVID-19 for BC’s Temporary Residents

Description As part of the BC Provincial Government’s Action Plan on COVID-19, temporary health care coverage was introduced for those affected by the pandemic. Many of the temporary measures […]
April 30, 2020

Burnaby Family Life – Wellness Series Webinars

Burnaby Family Life – Local Immigration Partnership Program invites you to participate in their “Wellness Series Webinars” to continue working in this unprecedented times and continue […]
April 30, 2020

ISSofBC – (Online) Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women

ISSofBC’s Virtual Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women has expanded to five languages! We can help you face the challenges of social isolation online […]
April 30, 2020

VAST – Getting Through It (Online)

Getting Through IT (Refugee Claimant Support) offered by VAST Weekly psychosocial support group for refugees who are working through their refugee claim. Provides an integrated approach […]
April 30, 2020

MOSAIC – Online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be offering an online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 6:00 pm from April 29 to June 3, 2020. […]
April 29, 2020

ISSofBC – SOS Program: Online Settlement & Housing Workshops for Refugee Claimants

SOS is offering the following Settlement and Housing Support Workshops for Refugee Claimants during COVID-19. To sign up, please contact the settlement worker listed for each […]
April 27, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

The BC Refugee Hub will be curating information about COVID-19 relating to refugees and refugee claimants in British Columbia. This webpage will be updated regularly as […]
April 27, 2020

Burnaby Division of Family Practice & MOSAIC: Health Navigator Tool

The Burnaby Division of Family Practice has partnered with MOSAIC, a Lower Mainland settlement organization, on a program that links recent immigrants and refugees who don’t […]
April 27, 2020

AMSAA Webinar: Responding to Online Hate During COVID-19

Webinar:  Responding to Online Hate During COVID-19 This webinar will help participants identify online hate speech related to COVID-19 and encourage them to think critically about […]
April 22, 2020

Toolkit: LGBTQ2+ Inclusiveness: Toolkit for Inclusive Municipalities in Canada and Beyond

This toolkit includes an overview of the issues, courses of action and examples of good practices from Canadian municipalities that are members of the Coalition of […]
April 20, 2020

GRSI COVID Response: Private Refugee Sponsorship Learning and Exchange Series

Wednesday, April 22 // 15:30-17:30 EST: Mobilising new sponsors in time of COVID – REGISTER HERE During the suspension of resettlement, sponsorship organizations can renew collective efforts in sponsor recruitment in […]
April 16, 2020

Webinar: Changes for Immigration and Refugee Law During Covid

WEBINAR: Changes for Immigration and Refugee Law During Covid April 28th 2pm-3pm   Presenters: Juliana Dalley (Migrant Workers Centre) and Lobat Sadrehashemi (Immigration and Refugee Legal […]