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 13, 2021

Movie Screening: “Someone Like Me”

Join Reel Causes Society for their first hybrid event! When a queer group of strangers unite to support a gay Ugandan man seeking asylum in Canada, […]
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 […]
December 9, 2021

Seeds of Change: Multilingual Food Factsheets – Best Before & Expiry Dates

Understanding food labels can be confusing and lead to food waste. Did you know that neither Best Before dates nor Expiry dates on food labels are about […]
December 7, 2021

Impact North Shore – Workshop: How to Apply for a Work Permit Extension

Join this online workshop to learn how to apply for a Work Permit Extension by yourself in your online IRCC account. Learn how to: Create an […]
December 4, 2021

AMSSA: Virtual Information Session – Employer-Paid Sick Leave and Ministry of Labour Update

In this Virtual Information Session, Ministry of Labour representatives will provide a comprehensive overview of B.C.’s new employer-paid sick leave.    In January 2022, the Government […]
December 2, 2021

ISSofBC: Welcome to our Homelands – Multilingual Videos and Study Guides

In 2020, ISSofBC launched Welcome to our Homelands, an engaging seven-minute video and accompanying study guide that targets newcomers and provides them with a jumping-off point […]
December 1, 2021

MOSAIC: In-Person Book Club

Join MOSAIC every Wednesday to go on a book adventure!   Date: Every Wednesday starting December 1st, 2021 Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM   English Level: Intermediate […]
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 17, 2021

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – Fall Consultation: Welcoming newcomers with open borders

The Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation will take place online from November 29 – December 3, 2021 on the theme of Welcoming newcomers with open […]
November 11, 2021

Kinbrace: Refugee Appeal Division – Information Sessions

A free orientation session for refugee claimants to learn about the refugee appeal process. Do you wonder what will happen if you receive a negative decision […]
November 11, 2021

EVA-BC: Building on Resilience – Training Forum

Ending Violence Association of BC’s (EVA BC) Fall 2021 online training forum focuses on Building on Resilience by enhancing capacity to support survivors of gender-based violence […]
November 11, 2021

PIRS – Afghan Women Fund Auction

As Afghan refugees arrive in Vancouver, these families are having to leave their homes suddenly and rebuild their lives in a new country. Funds raised from […]
November 11, 2021

ISSofBC & VPL – Technology Together Conference

B.C. newcomers looking for work or to advance in a career will be inspired with effective tips from local tech employers and successful newcomers working in […]
November 5, 2021

News Release – Province of BC: New fund supports Afghan refugees to resettle in B.C.

A new $2-million fund will help the Province boost local services and supports for families resettling in British Columbia due to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. […]
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 22, 2021

A Window to an Afghan Heart – Fundraising Gala Dinner

Join in for an evening of Afghan history, culture, food, music, poetry, and the voice of Afghan women. About this event This fundraiser is organized to […]
October 20, 2021

Banquet of Stories: Sharing Stories of Refugees, Resilience, and Sustainability

The popular Banquet of Stories program returns! Join this hybrid in-person and virtual event, with a spotlight on refugee stories. About this event Banquet of Stories […]
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 […]