December 27, 2019

Legal Resources for Refugees & Refugee Claimants in BC

The following webpage provides a curated list of free or low-cost legal resources available to refugees and refugee claimants in British Columbia.     Free or […]
December 20, 2019

Training Invite: Evaluating Programs for Refugees Workshops

We are pleased to present a third session of the Evaluating Programs for Refugees workshop taking place in Kelowna on January 21, 2020. This workshop is being offered in collaboration with The […]
December 18, 2019

TriCities LIP – Refugee Success Stories

The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) has gathered a series of Refugee Success Stories about folks living in the Tri-Cities area. Diversity brings strength, resilience and […]
December 16, 2019

UNHCR – Global Refugee Forum

The UNHCR hosted the first Global Refugee Forum this week. The forum comes at the end of a tumultuous decade in which the number of refugees […]
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 6, 2019

VIDEO – IRCC: Your first two weeks in Canada

IRCC has released a video for newcomer titled: Your first two weeks in Canada. This video will help newcomers get ready for their new life in […]
December 4, 2019

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification

IRCC launches pilot project for family reunification:  IRCC has launched a new 2-year pilot project that will reunite more families. The pilot project allows some previous […]
November 29, 2019

Training Invitation – Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool

Title: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status, Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence – Safety Assessment and Safety Planning Tool Date / Time: November 26, 2019 […]
November 27, 2019

REPORT – IRCC: Syrian Outcomes Report – Research and Evaluations

In June 2019, IRCC’s Evaluations Division released a report on Syrian Outcomes. The Syrian Outcomes Report provides a thematic overview of the outcomes of the Syrian […]
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 […]
November 18, 2019

Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
November 7, 2019

Colouring book aims to help refugees learn about Surrey

A team of four SFU students have created a “Welcome to Surrey” colouring book for the many refugee families who settle in this city. The idea […]
October 16, 2019

AMSSA E-Learning Module: Refugee Mental Health Front-line Workers Training

AMSSA E-Learning Modules are online courses on topics regarding settlement and integration in BC. This e-learning format allows learners to take the online courses at their […]
September 19, 2019

Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Canada – The Role of Municipalities: Toolkit for Inclusive Municipalities in Canada and Beyond

August 2019 – This toolkit includes an overview of the issues, courses of action and examples of good practices from Canadian municipalities that are members of the […]
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 3, 2019

YWCA – ASPIRE Employment Program for Refugee Women

YWCA Aspire is a FREE employment program that assists newcomer refugee women in gaining valuable work experience with organizations in the non-profit sector. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Six […]
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 21, 2019

The Shoe Project – Training for Refugee and Immigrant Women

The Shoe Project is currently recruiting for its fall 2019 cycle. The Shoe Project is a writing and theatre workshop for 12 women who work with  author Caroline Adderson to write the story of how […]
July 10, 2019

Report: Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled: Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees. This policy guide, released […]
July 8, 2019

Factsheet – UNHCR Canada: Are refugees good for Canada?

July 2019 – UNHCR Canada has released an factsheet addressing the question “Are refugees good for Canada?” Statistics show that refugees not only benefit from safety […]