What’s New

May 24, 2018

Migration Matters Info-sheet: AMSSA – Newcomer Youth Challenges and Strengths

AMSSA Migration Matter Info-Sheet #35: Newcomer Youth Challenges & Strengths
May 24, 2018

Videos: AMSSA – Immigrant and Refugee Children in Settlement Programming

AMSSA – Immigrant and Refugee Children in Settlement Programming This series of AMSSA web videos focus on highlighting the issues and needs of immigrant and refugee […]
May 24, 2018

Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling

Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling – Focusing on early care and learning in settings that serve immigrant and refugee children and their families. Provides a […]
May 24, 2018

Report: Promising Practices of Early Childhood Education for Immigrant and Refugee Children in British Columbia

Promising Practices of Early Childhood Education for Immigrant and Refugee Children in British Columbia This document  and related links provide an excellent starting point that will […]
May 24, 2018

Report: CMAS – Caring for Syrian Refugee Children

CMAS: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children – A program guide for welcoming young children and their families. To help support settlement and integration programs in giving […]
May 24, 2018

BC Newcomer Camp

BC Newcomer Camp: A free summer camp that provides recently arrived refugee children with the tools they need to thrive in their new home. The BC Newcomer […]
May 22, 2018

AMSSA – Interfaith Bridging: Building Connections. Building Community

AMSSA – Interfaith Bridging: Building Connections. Building Community – This E-Symposium explored innovative approaches to interfaith bridging focusing on collaboration and communication between the settlement service […]
May 22, 2018

Cultural Orientation Resource Center – Refugee Backgrounders

Refugee Backgrounders – Numerous refugee backgrounders from the Cultural Orientation Resource Center
May 22, 2018

Global Affairs Canada – Cultural Profiles

Cultural Profiles – Global Affairs Canada provides cultural insight to virtually every country in the world.  
May 22, 2018

BC Teacher’s Federation Resources

BC Teacher’s Federation Resources – Refugee Resources to support schools in welcoming Syrian refugees (curricular material, workshops, workshops for Syrian parents, webinars and more.
May 22, 2018

UNHCR Policy Documents Related to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

UNHCR Policy Documents Related to Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity – Refworld has compiled a list of documents related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, including legal, policy […]
May 22, 2018

Toolkit: Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees

UNHCR Report (2013) – Resettlement Assessment Tool: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Refugees
May 22, 2018

Report: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity

UNHCR Report (2012) – Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of […]
May 22, 2018

Report: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement

UNHCR Report (2011) – Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Persons in Forced Displacement
May 22, 2018

Report: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Refugee Determination Process in Canada, Paper prepared for the Immigration and Refugee Board, 2013 – By Nicole LaViolette, Associate Professor, Law Faculty, University of […]
May 22, 2018

Island Sexual Health

Island Sexual Health – A list of support services for the LGBTQ community on Vancouver Island, with a focus on primary healthcare.
May 22, 2018

Trans Vancouver Island

Trans Vancouver Island – A regularly maintained website with a list of resources and support services for the LGBTQ community on Vancouver Island.
May 22, 2018

Rainbow Health Co-operative

Rainbow Health Co-operative – A community owned organization located in Victoria, BC, with the mandate to provide healthcare, livelihood and related services to underserved communities; Membership is […]
May 22, 2018

South Island Pride Community Centre Society

South Island Pride Community Centre Society – A community resource providing support, health and social services, and public education for the well being of people of all genders, […]
May 22, 2018

The Pride Education Network 

The Pride Education Network of teachers, administrators, support staff, youth and parents strives to make the B.C. school system more welcoming and equitable for LGBTQ students and staff, […]