October 13, 2021

ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) – Infosheet

This info-sheet shows the timeline and key activities undertaken by ISSofBC’s Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) that supports newcomer Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within thee first two […]
October 6, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Refugee Resettlement Update

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on September 29, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell, Jennifer York and Jean McRae provide details on the Resettlement Assistance […]
September 25, 2021

BC-Specific Community Resources for Afghan Newcomers

ISSofBC’s BC Refugee Hub, in partnership with BC4Afghans, have compiled a list of BC-specific community resources for Afghan newcomers. The resources listed in this document include: […]
September 22, 2021

IRCC: COVID-19 Factsheets for Sponsored and Resettled Refugees (Multilingual)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has produced factsheets for sponsored and resettled refugees. The factsheets provide information on the symptoms of COVID-19 and how to […]
September 17, 2021

Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors (Updated August 2021)

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program‘s (RSTP) Travel Resumption Resource Kit for Refugee Sponsors is available to download at the links below. The kit: Outlines the procedure that […]
September 16, 2021

IRCC: Find out what special measures for Afghanistan apply to you

On August 13, 2021, Canada announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. The Government of Canada also put in place a […]
August 30, 2021

Canada’s Afghan Refugee Resettlement Program

(Original Post Date: Aug 30, 2021 | Last Updated: September 25, 2021)   The following info-page is curated by the BC Refugee Hub with the most […]
August 29, 2021

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – Afghanistan Crisis Information

August 20, 2021 – Update on the Afghanistan Crisis from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) The government announced on August 13 an expanded resettlement program, […]
August 28, 2021

MOSAIC, CCR, VAST: Virtual Information Sessions for Afghan Community

The situation in Afghanistan is quickly evolving with new policies rapidly being created by the Government of Canada. MOSAIC is working hard to ensure that members […]
August 24, 2021

Supporting Afghan Nationals: How the Special Programs Work

The Government of Canada has announced the resettlement of up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals to Canada. This will be done through a special immigration program […]
August 16, 2021

IRCC: Canada and the Resettlement of Afghan Nationals

In light of the recent events in Afghanistan, the Government of Canada has issued two press releases regarding the resettlement of vulnerable Afghan nationals in Canada. […]
August 13, 2021

IRCC: Government of Canada Offers Refuge to Afghans who Assisted Canada

Many brave Afghans made incredible contributions to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan—often at great personal risk. While over 800 were able to resettle in Canada over the […]
June 29, 2021

(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 […]
June 23, 2021

Government of Canada: Video – A Refugee’s Resettlement Journey to Canada

The Government of Canada has released a video in multiple languages on the refugee resettlement journey to Canada. Watch this video to find out what it’s […]
June 15, 2021

BC Newcomer Camp – Summer Camp Applications Now Open

BC NEWCOMER CAMP – Summer Camp 2021 – Applications now open! About the Summer Camp: The British Columbia Newcomer Camp Association (BC Newcomer Camp) is a Canadian […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
January 26, 2021

Airbnb.org – A New Non-Profit By Airbnb

As communities around the world grapple with the devastating impacts of natural disasters and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb announced the launch of Airbnb.org, an independent […]