What’s New

May 17, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Government will provide $6 million to address costs associated with temporary housing for asylum claimant

News release Read complete press release here. May 17, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to helping provinces adjust to pressures […]
May 16, 2019

Stats Canada Report on Asylum Claims / Refugee Claims in Canada

Stats Canada has released a report about asylum claims / refugee claims in Canada. Read complete report here.  Asylum claimants are individuals who request refugee protection […]
May 13, 2019

Event: Rainbow Refugee – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Rainbow Refugee Society invites you to join its annual event to commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia and Trans-phobia. This year ‘s event celebrates the 50th Anniversary of […]
April 29, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // Jan – Mar 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 […]
April 10, 2019

Apply now for ISSofBC Bursaries for Refugee Youth

ISSofBC is encouraging education for refugee youth and newcomers to Canada with nine bursaries of $1,000 each. Newcomers and refugee youth have until June 30, 2019 […]
April 9, 2019

Training Webinar – Primary and Mental Healthcare for Refugee Claimants

On March 7, 2019, The BC Refugee Hub hosted a training webinar covering primary and mental healthcare supports and services for refugee claimants. Speakers: Bayron Figueroa- Health […]
April 8, 2019

Employment Workshops for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be holding a 4 days series of employment workshops for refugee claimants at Surrey Newcomers’ Centre. Dates: Tuesday April 16, Thursday April 18 time:10am-2pm […]
April 8, 2019

Training Webinar – Employment Supports and Services for Refugee Claimants

On March 5, 2019, The BC Refugee hosted a training webinar covering employment support services for refugee claimants. Speakers: Alexandra Dawley, MOSAIC Dennis Juarez, Options Community […]
April 7, 2019

Training Webinar – How to Support Refugees and Refugee Claimants Facing Domestic Violence

On February 11th, 2019, The BC Refugee Hub held a training webinar covering support services for refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence. Speaker: Rosa Elena Arteaga – […]
April 4, 2019

Refugee Rights Day – April 4th

Refugee Rights Day is celebrated each year in Canada on April 4th. It is an opportunity to bring attention to the advances made in the protection of […]
April 2, 2019

Arrival Advisor App for Newcomers

Arrival Advisor is a free mobile app that helps refugees and immigrants in British Columbia find information and services to plan their settlement journey. Designed alongside […]
March 29, 2019

Legal Aid Withdrawal Averted

The Attorney-General, the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers and the Legal Services Society announced this morning an agreement to avert the withdrawal of legal aid services […]
March 20, 2019

Employment: Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program

CAREER PATHS FOR SKILLED IMMIGRANTS PROGRAM British Columbia has a growing economy and job market—employers and communities are looking for workers in many different areas. Career […]
March 20, 2019

Refugee Claimant Resource Fair – Surrey

Annual Resource Fair for Refugee Claimants on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11:30 am at the Guildford Recreation Centre. The event is in partnership between Options […]
March 13, 2019

Training Webinar – What are refugee claimants eligible for during the claim process?

On November 1st, 2018, The BC Refugee Hub held a training webinar covering what refugee claimants are eligible for during the claim process. Speaker & Topics: […]
March 1, 2019

BC Refugee Hub: LGBTQ Refugees and Refugee Claimant Forum

The BC Refugee Hub is hosting a full-day professional development training forum titled: LGBTQ Refugees and Refugee Claimants. Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Time:  9:30 a.m. to […]
February 23, 2019

ISSofBC & Vancity: Reimagining Financial Services

ISSofBC and Vancity have reimagined what financial services mean by bringing banking to community. Vancity offers bank account starts and financial literacy to refugees and immigrants […]
February 23, 2019

Employment Readiness Workshop for Refugee Claimants in Abbotsford

Inasmuch, Abbotsford Community Services and MOSAIC are partnering to deliver Employment Readiness Workshops for Refugee Claimants in the Fraser Valley. Workshops are FREE and will be […]
February 22, 2019

Event: The Perfect Place to Start Over

On the evening of Tuesday, March 19, the Multi-Agency Partnership (MAP) will be holding an event at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford in […]
February 21, 2019

PIRS – Webinar: “The Other Side of Trauma: Supporting Newcomers through Healing and Resiliency Centered Engagement”

The Other Side of Trauma:  Supporting Newcomers through Healing and Resiliency Centered Engagement This is the second part of a two-part webinar series on community based […]