September 4, 2020

ISSofBC: Refugee-related application videos

ISSofBC has produced eight instructional videos on applications related to refugee claimants. These videos were created to guide refugees through the process of applying for a […]
August 26, 2020

Training Webinar: Domestic Violence – Supporting Refugees and Refugee Claimants in B.C.

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on August 11, 2020, covers supports for refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence, along with self-care strategies for […]
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 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 […]
June 24, 2020

Report – NRC: The World’s Most Neglected Displacement Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. Every day, millions of children, women and men are trapped in forgotten […]
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 […]
March 24, 2020

MOSAIC – ONLINE English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be offering an online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm from April 1 to April 22, 2020. […]
October 30, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // July – September 2019

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
September 25, 2019

Training Webinar: Programs and Services for Refugee Claimants 

The BC Refugee Hub hosted a webinar covering provincially funded programs and services available to refugee claimants, along with statistical, trends and policy updates. Date: September […]
September 13, 2019

MOSAIC: Employment Workshops for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be offering a free Resume Writing Workshop on Thursday, September 19 from 10:00am to 2:30pm at MOSAIC HQ (5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver BC). The […]
September 5, 2019

Factsheet – UNHCR Canada: Irregular Arrivals at the Border – Background Information Jan-May 2019

June 2019 – UNHCR Canada has released a statistical factsheet on the irregular arrivals at the border of refugee claimants / asylum seekers between January – […]
August 19, 2019

Workshops for Refugee Claimants in Vancouver

Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) will be providing a series of workshops for Refugee Claimants at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre. When: Every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm; […]
August 17, 2019

English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC’s free Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants will be back on Wednesday August 21st at 6:00 pm at MOSAIC HQ (5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver). Quick Details: […]
July 23, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // April – June 2019

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
May 18, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Canada ends the Designated Country of Origin practice

Canada removes all countries from the designated country of origin list Read complete News Release Here May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to […]
May 17, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Government will provide $6 million to address costs associated with temporary housing for asylum claimant

News release Read complete press release here. May 17, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to helping provinces adjust to pressures […]
April 8, 2019

Training Webinar – Employment Supports and Services for Refugee Claimants

On March 5, 2019, The BC Refugee hosted a training webinar covering employment support services for refugee claimants. Speakers: Alexandra Dawley, MOSAIC Dennis Juarez, Options Community […]
April 7, 2019

Training Webinar – How to Support Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence

On February 11th, 2019, The BC Refugee Hub held a training webinar covering support services for refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence. Speaker: Rosa Elena Arteaga – […]