Publications

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 […]
May 24, 2018

Info-sheet: IFH Dental Coverage

IFH Dental Coverage – Important information for all Dental Care providers. This bulletin is to confirm dental services covered by the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). […]
May 24, 2018

Interior Health Authority – Refugee Sponsor Healthcare FAQ

Interior Health – Refugee Sponsors Healthcare FAQ: This 2-page document provides a Q&A on healthcare coverage fo privately sponsored refugees (PSRs) in British Columbia. Topics covered are: […]
May 24, 2018

Interim Federal Health Program – General Information / FAQ

Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of coverage (Source: Government of Canada) Description of Overseas Interim Federal Health Program coverage The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) covers […]
May 24, 2018

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool The Vulnerability Screening Tool has been developed by the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (“VAST”) for use by mental and […]
May 24, 2018

VAST – A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in BC – Therapist Manual

VAST – Landing and Settling: A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in British Columbia – Therapist Manual This manual was produced by VAST, with funding from […]
May 24, 2018

Migration Matters Info-sheet: Newcomer Housing – Barriers, Needs and Experiences

AMSSA Migration Matter InfoSheet Issues #31 – Newcomer Housing: Barriers, needs and experiences  
May 24, 2018

Info-sheet: Tenant building rules

Tenant building rules – The Refugee Readiness Hub provides a English/Arabic info graphic for new tenants to learn about tenant rules.
May 24, 2018

Report: Syrian Refugee Youth Consultation

(2016) Syrian Refugee Youth Consultation – Close to 60 Syrian refugee youth got together to share experiences of their first 8 months in Canada and make recommendations […]
May 24, 2018

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins: Learn more about the thousands of Government Assisted Refugees ISSofBC has welcomed in over 45 years of serving newcomers to BC. Statistics on […]