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

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 […]
June 19, 2020

CCR – World Refugee Day (CCR Virtual Spring Consultation)

Event: Come celebrate with us, World Refugee Day (CCR Virtual Spring Consultation) On-line storytelling on access and inclusion: Come celebrate World Refugee Day with us! On […]
June 15, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada: A Presentation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families in Canada have either been very close together or very far apart, sharing space or only accessible to one another using […]
June 10, 2020

The Refugee Claimant Giving Group: Support Refugees Across Vancouver

With all that is happening in the world, many refugee families are forced to seek refuge in Vancouver and across Canada to escape violence, persecution, prejudice, […]
June 3, 2020

MOSAIC – Refugee Claimant Needs Assessment Survey

MOSAIC’s Refugee Settlement and Integration Program is currently facilitating a full needs assessment for refugee claimants to gain a deeper understanding into the evolving challenges refugee claimants […]
May 27, 2020

Legal Aid BC – Service Updates during Covid-19

Due to COVID-19 (the coronavirus), Legal Aid BC has announced that they can no longer provide in-person legal aid services. However, they are committed to helping people with […]
May 21, 2020

Government of Canada: COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

The Government of Canada has created this resource page on COVID-19 financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees. Canada is helping people who face financial […]
May 19, 2020

Douglas College – Connections Newcomer Employment Program

The Douglas College Connections Newcomer Employment Program has  moved online and have a new class starting on June 15th. Since they have moved online, they are […]
May 4, 2020

Rainbow Refugee – Resources and Support during COVID-19

Group Support Virtual Drop ins –Information and support for LGBTQI refugee claimants & newcomers in BC. Stand-by interpretation in Farsi, Arabic, Spanish & Bahasa Indonesian is usually […]
April 30, 2020

Burnaby Family Life – Wellness Series Webinars

Burnaby Family Life – Local Immigration Partnership Program invites you to participate in their “Wellness Series Webinars” to continue working in this unprecedented times and continue […]
April 30, 2020

ISSofBC – (Online) Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women

ISSofBC’s Virtual Peer Support Group for Immigrant and Refugee Women has expanded to five languages! We can help you face the challenges of social isolation online […]
April 30, 2020

VAST – Getting Through It (Online)

Getting Through IT (Refugee Claimant Support) offered by VAST Weekly psychosocial support group for refugees who are working through their refugee claim. Provides an integrated approach […]
April 15, 2020

MOSAIC and Inasmuch: Online Career Workshops for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC and Inasmuch will be offering three online Career Workshops for refugee claimants from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm from April 24th , May 1st and […]
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 16, 2020

Statistics Canada – Labour Market Outcomes Among Refugees to Canada

(Released March 19, 2020) Abstract: Canada welcomed over 830,000 refugees from the 1980s to 2000s. However, their economic outcomes, especially the variation among major refugee groups, have […]
March 9, 2020

Toolkit – Education International: Promoting integration of migrants and refugees in and through education

(Released 2018) The past years have seen large numbers of refugees moving to Europe. This, and the rise of populist movements in Europe and North America, […]
March 2, 2020

(Updated) 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 […]
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 […]