March 26, 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. […]
March 17, 2020

Online Factsheet – IFHP for Refugee Claimants

The BC Refugee Hub has curated information about the Interim Federal Health Program for Refugee Claimants in this online factsheet for claimants, advocates, friends and family […]
March 4, 2020

Report – Kinbrace: Vancouver READY Tours and Refugee Claimant Hearing Readiness:  Impact and Learnings (An Internal Study)

In 2019, Kinbrace commenced an internal study to analyze data collected since 2008 from the Vancouver READY Tour and to listen to anonymous feedback from former […]
February 17, 2020

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds Legal Advocacy Programs across British Columbia for low-income immigrants, refugees and […]
January 22, 2020

MOSAIC – First Aid Training for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be hosting a First Aid training for refugee claimants at the MOSAIC Surrey office from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on February 15, 2020. […]
December 12, 2019

SHARE – New Beginnings Refugee Program

SHARE Family & Community Services: New Beginnings – Newcomer and Refugee Support for Children, Youth and their families New Beginnings community programs provides support for refugee […]
December 11, 2019

Report: Creating a Home in Canada: Refugee Housing Challenges and Potential Policy Solutions

(November 2019) This report looks at challenges that refugees face in finding housing, especially outside urban areas. Summary: When the Canadian government pledged in late 2015 […]
November 20, 2019

CCR: Working with Refugee Claimants – Resources for front-line workers

The Canadian Council for Refugees has recently released a resource toolkit for front-line workers supporting refugee claimants. The toolkit covers resources, services and programs nationally. Download […]
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 30, 2019

Factsheet – UNHCR Canada: Asylum Claims – Proving your identity

August 2019 – UNHCR Canada has released a factsheet for Refugee Claimants / Asylum Seekers. The factsheet reviews key information needed by all asylum seekers when […]
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; […]
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 – […]
January 28, 2019

MOSAIC: English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC is hosting FREE English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants every Tuesday from 6pm – 8pm starting January 15th until March 19th. Quick Details: –          Every […]
January 12, 2019

BCSIS (BC Settlement and Integration Services) Stream A and B Services for Refugee Claimants

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled a list of BCSIS (BC Settlement and Integration Services) Stream A and B services for refugee claimants. BCSIS Stream A and B […]
January 4, 2019

BC Refugee Hub – FAQ: Refugee Claimants in British Columbia

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Refugee Claimants in British Columbia. Click here for the online version of […]
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 […]