This episode continues the conversation in a previous episode about how the settlement sector has been impacted by the pandemic, taking the time to focus on how service providers have continued to provide critical support in the midst of a pandemic.

Amea Wilbur (Assistant Professor of Adult Education at the University of the Fraser Valley and a UBC Migration affiliate), along with Suzanne Smythe (Associate Professor in Adult Education and Adult Literacy at Simon Fraser University), speak with Laura Mannix (Director of Community Development at DIVERSEcity, a community resources society that provides specialized services to support newcomers living in the Lower Mainland of BC). During their conversation, Amea, Suzanne and Laura discuss everything from digital inequities, gender-based violence, and racialized work to how the pandemic has also brought forth many unexpected positives in community outreach through the adoption of innovative practices–what Suzanne and Amea call ‘pandemic pedgagogies’–and the reinvention of existing programmes. They offer glimpses of what a more inclusive, equitable and intentional settlement sector might look like, one that takes a more culturally responsive approach and is borne out of feminist and intersectional insights.

May 5, 2021

UBC Migration – Podcast: Pandemic Pedagogies in BC

This episode continues the conversation in a previous episode about how the settlement sector has been impacted by the pandemic, taking the time to focus on […]
May 3, 2021

IRCC: New Pathway to Permanent Residency for Over 90,000 Essential Temporary Workers and International Graduates

On April 14, 2021, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 […]
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 […]
April 26, 2021

IRCC: Submit Nominations for IRCC Youth Advisory Group (YAG)

The Integration and Settlement Policy Department is launching an intake process to select a second cohort of IRCC Youth Advisory Group (YAG) members for 2021-2023. First […]
April 19, 2021

COVID-19 – Multilingual Vaccination Registration Information

Online registration is open for eligible people living or working in BC. Spread the word and help your friends and family get registered. Only register when […]
April 14, 2021

Canadian Refugee Law – Who is it Protecting?

It is an established legal principle that refugees present at or within Canada’s borders are entitled to basic protection under Canadian law. Where precisely these borders lie, however, is far […]
April 5, 2021

Training Webinar: The Importance of Storytelling for Refugee Advocacy

In this webinar from March 17, 2021, Shanga Karim, Leila Shifteh and Richard Belcham discuss the importance of storytelling in refugee advocacy and representation. The webinar […]
March 26, 2021

The Village Pilot Project (VPP): Youth Mentorship, Leadership and Academic Training

Red Fox Healthy Living Society and KUPAA Foundation invite youth in grades 6-12 to join our Village Pilot Project program from March 2021 –  March 2022. […]
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 […]
March 17, 2021

VYC KINDRED – Youth Choir for Newcomer Youth

VYC KINDRED is a new choir for newcomers to Canada who are ages 13-18.  All youth who are new to Canada and have a love of singing […]
March 16, 2021

Info-sheet: Applying for Permanent Residence for Refugee Claimants

The BC Refugee Hub has developed this one-pager info-sheet for refugee claimants who have been given a positive claim decision and can now apply for permanent […]
March 15, 2021

IEC-BC: Connecting Employers to Immigrant Talent

The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have partnered once again to provide your clients aiming to build a career in the banking […]
March 3, 2021

Jumpstart Refugee Talent: New Employment Support Programming for Refugees & Refugee Claimants in Metro Vancouver

Jumpstart Refuge is proud to introduce their Refugee Talent Hub, a unique Employment Support program at their refugee-led Jumpstart Refugee Talent.  Refugee Talent Hub is a […]
March 2, 2021

RSTP Virtual Training: How to submit a refugee sponsorship application

Join the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program’s virtual session in BC! This session will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under […]
March 2, 2021

Jumpstart Refugee Talent: The Untold Stories of Refugee Women’s Superpowers

Save the date! For this year’s #WomensDay: Jumpstart Refugee Talent presents to you — “The Untold Stories of Refugee Women’s Superpowers.” When: March 8th, 2021 from […]
February 16, 2021

ISSofBC – HIPPY and SMART programs for refugees and refugee claimants

ISSofBC is currently recruiting participants for their program SMART (Supporting Mothers and Raising Toddlers), and HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters). Eligilibty: refugees, refugee claimants […]
February 13, 2021

NSMS: Career readiness workshop for refugees

Are you a Refugee or Refugee Claimant looking for a job? Or would you like to get a better job? This workshop, presented by Jumpstart Refugee […]
February 10, 2021

MAP-BC “In Focus” Lecture Series: A Bitter Pill

You are invited to attend ‘A Bitter Pill’ – MAP’s first public presentation in the IN FOCUS 2021 series! Date: Thursday March 4th Time: 7:00 pm […]
February 10, 2021

MOSAIC: Online Employment Workshop Series for Refugee Claimants

Join Mosaic for their online employment workshop for refugee claimants – February 17th! Workplace Culture and Integration: Starting Your New Job WHEN: Wednesday February 17th 10:30 […]
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 […]