Resource Centre

July 4, 2020

City of Victoria’s PBSC: Participatory Budgeting Funding Opportunity!

 How would you spend $50,000 to assist newcomers in Victoria?   Did You Know: Close to 20% of Victoria’s population is composed of immigrants or refugees. […]
July 3, 2020

IRB: Update from Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) expanded use of epost Connect

Following the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) recent notice on its expanded use of epost Connect, it is with regret that we need to […]
July 3, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Journeys to Integration – Government Assisted Refugees in BC

This report focuses on the integration experiences of government-assisted refugees (GARs) who settled in British Columbia between January 2007 and December 2016. After briefly summarizing literature […]
July 3, 2020

IRB: Business resumption measures related to COVID-19

As of June 15, 2020, the Vancouver office of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) resumed mail and registry support functions critical for the […]
July 1, 2020

Toolkit – ISSofBC: Welcome to Our Homelands – A greeting from Canada’s First Peoples to newcomers

ISSofBC is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the Welcome to our Homelands in celebration of National Indigenous Day (June 21, 2020).   This […]
June 24, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Needs Assessment – RAP Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020

Needs Assessment – RAP (Arrivals January 2019 to March 2020)   ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) staff surveyed 949 Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) arriving in the […]
June 24, 2020

Ni Wakati – Support for African immigrants and refugee women

Ni Wakati supports African immigrant and refugee women in making informed choices about their health and social needs.Navigating a new healthcare system as an African newcomer […]
June 23, 2020

Event – Burnaby Family Life: Webinar on Affordable Child Care Benefit

Burnaby Family Life is hosting a FREE webinar on affordable child care benefit Thursday, June 25 at 3 pm.   What is it? Weekly talks with […]
June 19, 2020

PIRS: Fresh Veggies for Newcomer Families

Earlier this year, PIRS embarked on a potential research project with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) at KPU that looked into providing healthy food to newcomer […]
June 18, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

Canada is helping people who face financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you live in Canada, even temporarily, there may be support for you. […]