What’s New

May 24, 2018

Interior Health Authority – Refugee Sponsor Healthcare FAQ

Interior Health – Refugee Sponsors Healthcare FAQ: This 2-page document provides a Q&A on healthcare coverage fo privately sponsored refugees (PSRs) in British Columbia. Topics covered are: […]
May 24, 2018

Refugee Health Website

Refugee Health – Variety of resources specific to different refugee groups, list of forms, coverage and information.
May 24, 2018

Interim Federal Health Program – General Information / FAQ

Interim Federal Health Program: Summary of coverage (Source: Government of Canada) Description of Overseas Interim Federal Health Program coverage The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) covers […]
May 24, 2018

Culturally Connected

Culturally Connected – This resource helps health professionals use a cultural humility framework to establish cultural safety for diverse clients. Use this tool to learn health […]
May 24, 2018

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool

VAST – Vulnerability Screening Tool The Vulnerability Screening Tool has been developed by the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (“VAST”) for use by mental and […]
May 24, 2018

VAST – A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in BC – Therapist Manual

VAST – Landing and Settling: A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in British Columbia – Therapist Manual This manual was produced by VAST, with funding from […]
May 24, 2018

Webinar: AMSSA – Trauma Informed Practice – Supporting Clients Who Have Experienced Complex Trauma

Trauma Informed Practice: Supporting Clients Who  Have Experienced Complex Trauma Individuals who have experienced traumatic events may have challenges in various life domains. Complex trauma can […]
May 24, 2018

Psychology Today: 5 Myths About Refugees

Psychology Today: 5 Myths About Refugees – To respond effectively to the mental health needs of refugees, it’s helpful to first dispel several myths and let […]
May 24, 2018

Migration Matters Info-sheet: Newcomer Housing – Barriers, Needs and Experiences

AMSSA Migration Matter InfoSheet Issues #31 – Newcomer Housing: Barriers, needs and experiences  
May 24, 2018

Tenant Resource & Advisory Committee

Tenant Resource & Advisory Committee: Provides information/referral, advice/summary service and full representation to tenants and advocates across British Columbia in the area of residential tenancy law. […]
May 24, 2018

CMHC Housing for Newcomers

CMHC Housing for Newcomers – Go-to resource to better help you settle in Canada.  
May 24, 2018

Government of Canada: Renting a home in Canada

Renting a home in Canada – IRCC provides information about how to find a home in Canada.
May 24, 2018

Ready to Rent Guide

Ready to Rent Guide: R2R provides education that builds the skills, knowledge and confidence of participants while respecting them as adult learners through engaged and participatory […]
May 24, 2018

Info-sheet: Tenant building rules

Tenant building rules – The Refugee Readiness Hub provides a English/Arabic info graphic for new tenants to learn about tenant rules.
May 24, 2018

ICA: Housing Syrian Refugees

Housing Syrian Refugees: This video showcases a public housing testimony of positive experiences of housing Syrian refugees in Greater Victoria. This video is a collaboration between […]
May 24, 2018

Airbnb Welcome

Airbnb Welcome: Airbnb’s newest initiative to support refugees in Canada. A new platform that will allow relief organizations and nonprofits to seamlessly connect refugees, evacuees and other […]
May 24, 2018

SFU Refugee and Newcomer Programs

SFU Refugee Programs: Simon Fraser University recently established a Refugee Working Group to develop, coordinate and implement the University’s refugee-related engagement and support. The Refugee Working […]
May 24, 2018

World Education Services (WES) Refugee Pathways

World Education Services (WES) Refugee Pathways: Information about assessment of credentials and qualifications for refugees.  
May 24, 2018

CCR Youth Network

CCR Youth Network: The youth division of the Canadian Council for Refugees, the Youth Network, gives refugee and newcomer youth and youth allies a voice to […]
May 24, 2018

Report: Syrian Refugee Youth Consultation

(2016) Syrian Refugee Youth Consultation – Close to 60 Syrian refugee youth got together to share experiences of their first 8 months in Canada and make recommendations […]