August 30, 2021

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: September 16, 2021)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
August 23, 2021

VAST & VCST: Survivor Advocate Capacity Building Program

WHAT: An experiential-based learning program that bridges the experience of social injustice with advocacy skills building, and the capacity for social change. The program will focus […]
July 12, 2021

IOM Report: Digital Inclusion of Refugees Resettling to Canada – Opportunities and Barriers

There is now broad recognition that connectivity and access to digital tools and services are fundamental to inclusion and participation in society. The research study aims […]
July 6, 2021

Canada Announces 3 New Initiatives to Welcome and Support More Refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place […]
May 18, 2021

VAST & OHCHR: Survivor Advocate Capacity Building Program

Offered by the Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture (VAST) and funded by the United Nations (UN), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights […]
April 28, 2021

IRCC: Canada Expands Efforts to Welcome More Yazidi Refugees and Other Survivors of Daesh

Over the past few years, the Government of Canada has kept its commitment to help Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Daesh start new lives in […]
March 25, 2021

PeaceGeeks: Settlement Services Feedback Survey

Do you have something to say about your settlement experience? PeaceGeeks is conducting research on how people give feedback about their experience using settlement services. They […]
January 25, 2021

UNHCR: #StandUp4Migrants Toolkit

UNHCR believes there is an urgent need to question and change the way we speak about migrants and migration. When migrants are portrayed in a negative […]
August 24, 2020

UNHCR Canada – Making a refugee claim

UNHCR Canada has recently released a resource on their new website: “Making a refugee claim”. The webpage contains up-to-date information on how to make a refugee […]
July 1, 2020

Toolkit – ISSofBC: Welcome to Our Homelands – A greeting from Canada’s First Peoples to newcomers

ISSofBC is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the Welcome to our Homelands in celebration of National Indigenous Day (June 21, 2020).   This […]
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 […]
June 19, 2020

Event – Jumpstart Refugee Talent: World Refugee Day – Newly-settled Refugees Share Their Stories

Watch and listen to newly-settled refugees share their stories about navigating through the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 health crisis on Friday June 19th, 2020.  […]
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 […]
February 11, 2020

News Release: UNHCR Canada new representative Rema Jamous Imseis

(Feb 4, 2020) OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada is pleased to welcome Ms. Rema Jamous […]
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 […]
November 21, 2019

Infographic – UNHCR: Refugee Resettlement Process and the UNHCR

In this infographic, the UNHCR outlines the 4 phases of refugee resettlement to provide a greater understanding of the pathways to that exist and UNHCR involvement […]
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 […]
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 […]