What’s New

November 19, 2019

DIVERSEcity – Bundle Up Campaign

DIVERSEcity’s annual Bundle Up Campaign is seeking warm clothes, food hamper items and more for local refugee families: Items wanted: Winter clothing (jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, […]
November 7, 2019

Colouring book aims to help refugees learn about Surrey

A team of four SFU students have created a “Welcome to Surrey” colouring book for the many refugee families who settle in this city. The idea […]
November 5, 2019

Options BC: Customized Employment Support for Refugee Claimants

Options BC’s BCSIS program offers customized employment support for refugee claimants. Services include: Applying for a work permit Applying for a social insurance number Information about […]
October 30, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // July – September 2019

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
October 29, 2019

Union representing Legal Aid BC staff lawyers serves strike notice

Legal Aid BC (Legal Services Society) has received 72-hour strike notice from the Professional Employees Association (PEA), the association representing the organization’s 28 staff lawyers. The […]
October 23, 2019

ISSofBC Spark & Ignite Entrepreneurial Program for Refugees

Newcomers with dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs, regardless of where they are in their journey, may benefit greatly from two unique programs that are now accepting […]
October 16, 2019

AMSSA E-Learning Module: Refugee Mental Health Front-line Workers Training

AMSSA E-Learning Modules are online courses on topics regarding settlement and integration in BC. This e-learning format allows learners to take the online courses at their […]
October 8, 2019

UNHCR – 7 videos guaranteed to change the way you see refugees

UNHCR Innovation has compiled a list of 7 videos to show a different perspective of the refugee experience and journey to safety. Below are the 7 […]
October 6, 2019

AMSSA & UBC Migration – Why Should I Care? Refugees and Canada in 2019 – A Community Dialogue

Join AMSSA and UBC Migration for a community dialogue to discuss what refugees coming to Canada and BC means to our society. Why care? UBC Migration […]
October 5, 2019

All Welcome Here Coalition

The All Welcome Here Coalition is a group of non-partisan British Columbia organizations working together to support refugees and advance refugee-friendly public policy. We do this […]
October 4, 2019

MOSAIC – Free Warm Clothing Market for Refugee Claimants

As we transition into colder weather, many refugee claimants have expressed that they do not feel prepared with winter clothing to keep them dry and warm. This […]
October 3, 2019

ISSofBC Speaker Series – Does Immigration Matter?

ISSofBC’s “A Closer Look” Speaker Series aims to take a look at all views making up the public discourse on immigration. This speaker series provides a  forum […]
September 30, 2019

MOSAIC Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC’s Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants will be back next week on Wednesday October 9th at 6:00 pm. Program Details Wednesday October 9 – Wednesday November […]
September 25, 2019

Training Webinar: Programs and Services for Refugee Claimants 

The BC Refugee Hub hosted a webinar covering provincially funded programs and services available to refugee claimants, along with statistical, trends and policy updates. Date: September […]
September 23, 2019

Event – West Vancouver Library: Shared Journeys

West Vancouver Library invites community members to participate in their inaugural One Book, One Community initiative, a District-wide reading and discussion program that encourages West Vancouverites to come […]
September 19, 2019

Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Canada – The Role of Municipalities: Toolkit for Inclusive Municipalities in Canada and Beyond

August 2019 – This toolkit includes an overview of the issues, courses of action and examples of good practices from Canadian municipalities that are members of the […]
September 16, 2019

RSTP Webinars on Private Sponsorship

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is hosting a series of webinars for private sponsors and SAH’s. RSTP is a program designed to support the Sponsorship […]
September 13, 2019

MOSAIC: Employment Workshops for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be offering a free Resume Writing Workshop on Thursday, September 19 from 10:00am to 2:30pm at MOSAIC HQ (5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver BC). The […]
September 11, 2019

Groundswell – Social Entrepreneurship Bursaries for Immigrants and Refugees

Groundswell is offering financial support in the form of bursaries for newcomers who are interested in social entrepreneurship to take the “Explore” course to both women […]
September 9, 2019

Research Project: Private Refugee Resettlement in Canada – Long Term Sponsors and Their Communities

This study aims to understand the experience of private sponsors and the newcomers who have been sponsored to come to Canada. The project team is carrying […]