October 21, 2022

Statistics Canada – Report: Retention of government-assisted refugees in designated destinations: Recent trends and the role of destination characteristics

Refugees resettled in Canada as part of the Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) Program are assigned to designated communities across the country. As the dispersion of refugees across […]
October 4, 2022

Resettlement Plus: Information Sharing Portal

Resettlement Plus is a knowledge hub on pathways to refugee protection. A platform for sharing information about resettlement and other third country avenues to protection, Resettlement […]
September 28, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet: Permanent Residence for Extended Family Members of Afghan Interpreters

The Government of Canada—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), have introduced a new pathway to permanent residency for extended family members of Afghan interpreters who immigrated under […]
September 26, 2022

Journal Article – UBC Counselling & ISSofBC: Settlement-Integrated Refugee Mental Health

This journal article published in Canadian Psychology on settlement integrated refugee mental health program. This was a pilot program funded generously by the Lando Foundation at ISSofBC. […]
August 25, 2022

Educational Documentary and Study Guide: Learning About our Neighbors – Afghan Culture

The Government of Canada has committed to resettling at least 40,000 Afghans as quickly as possible. Since the fall of Kabul in August 2021, 17,590 vulnerable […]
June 9, 2022

#WelcomingEconomy for Refugees

Under the leadership of co-chairs The Honourable Ratna Omidvar and Darrell Pinto, the Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable, jointly with more than 50 partners – including the […]
May 12, 2022

IRCC: Government of Canada expands settlement services for newcomers in the Prairies

May 12, 2022—Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan—Newcomers to Canada play a crucial role in our country’s future and our economic recovery from the pandemic. They enrich our communities, […]
April 26, 2022

Report: Assessing Virtual Mental Health Access for Refugees during the COVID-19 Pandemic Using the Levesque Client-Centered Framework

Abstract During the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health services rapidly transitioned to virtual care. Although such services can improve access for underserved populations, they may also present […]
March 24, 2022

INVITATION TO REGISTER – BC Refugee Hub Webinar – Displaced Ukrainians to BC: What we know

Hosted by ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, this webinar aims to provide attendees with high level information on how Ukrainians will be settled in British Columbia, their […]
March 21, 2022

Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) Information Session

Please spread the word about the upcoming Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) Information Session on Wednesday June 1st 2022, 1:00pm-03:00pm. This is a free online orientation session […]
February 23, 2022

Report: Refugee status and country of origin shape the economic outcomes of newcomer children later in life

This research conducted by Yoko Yoshida from Western University and Jonathan Amoyaw, and Rachel McLay of Dalhousie University conducted this research to explore the long-term effect […]
February 7, 2022

Development of Gender-based Violence Awareness Information and Orientation Session | Gender-Based Violence GBV Settlement Sector Strategy Project

In April 2019, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), four organizations from the anti-violence and settlement sectors, partnered to begin collaborative work on […]
December 15, 2021

YWCA Afghan Women’s Employment (AWE)

Are you an Afghan refugee woman? Do you want to start a career in Canada? YWCA Afghan Women’s Employment (AWE) can help you gain skills and […]
December 14, 2021

Expanding Refugee Pathways to Canada: Strategies for Welcoming Afghan and Other Refugees

A paper of the CERC in Migration & Integration recommends strategies for implementing the new Afghan resettlement programs and strengthening the impact of the Economic Mobility Pathways […]
December 10, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Special Initiative

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on December 9, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell and Jennifer York provide details on the Afghan Special Initiative, with […]
November 26, 2021

CBSA: Refugee Claimants Arriving in Canada from the United States

If you have been directed back to the United States, you may now return to Canada at an official port of entry to resume your refugee […]
November 16, 2021

Environics Institute: Canadian Public Opinion about Immigration and Refugees – Fall 2021

What do Canadians think about immigration and refugees today, and how has this changed over the past year? As part of its Focus Canada public opinion […]
October 25, 2021

Launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal (CRPP). Beginning October 6, 2021, persons in Canada […]
October 15, 2021

The Power of Community Fundraising: Coming Together to Support Afghan Women

There is so much power in community fundraising, and the local community continues to show up for Afghan women. This fall, local businesses and organizations have […]
October 6, 2021

The Circles of Care and Connection: Home Visiting Program

Help to make a difference in the lives of newly arrived refugee children and their families in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The Circles of Care and […]