What’s New

May 22, 2018

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society – The Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society supports lesbian health and social needs on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. VLSCS provides safe, accessible, and welcoming spaces; and […]
May 22, 2018

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS)

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) – A not for profit society located in the Fraser Valley since 2000. FVYS has been providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership through […]
May 22, 2018

LGBTQ Refugee Resources – Variety of Sources

Trans Care BC – Provincial Health Services Authority – An excellent list of resources, support groups and services for all regions of British Columbia with an emphasis […]
May 21, 2018

Report: ELL Training Network – Strategies for Teaching Adult Refugees in the ELL Classroom

2017 – Bow Valley College Report: ELL Training Network – Strategies for Teaching Adult Refugees in the ELL Classroom
May 21, 2018

Report: What Does it Take to House a Syrian Refugee?

What Does it Take to House a Syrian Refugee? – Housing and Resettlement Beyond the Syrian Refugee Crisis By Ray Silvius, Hani Ataan Al-Ubeady, Dylan Chyz-Lund, Carlos […]
May 21, 2018

Infographic: What is the Canadian Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program?

UNHCR Canada: Infographic – What is Canadian the Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program?
May 21, 2018

Infographic: CCR – Refugee Transportation Loan

Infographic: CCR – Refugee Transportation Loan – The Canadian Council for refugees has put together an infographic to explain and make several recommendations concerning Refugee Transportation Loans.
May 21, 2018

Report: The Resilience Guide – Program Strategies for Responding to Trauma in Refugee Children

CMAS: The Resilience Guide – Program Strategies for Responding to Trauma in Refugee Children Many of the things we already do in early childhood programs—like providing safe, predictable […]
May 21, 2018

Report: Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada

January 2016 – Mental Health Commission of Canada – Supporting the Mental Health of Refugees to Canada KEY MESSAGES Canada is well positioned to provide incoming Syrian […]
May 21, 2018

Report: Provision of Settlement Services for LGBTQ Newcomers

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers: November 2016 – Provision Settlement Services for LGBTQ Newcomers to Edmonton: Identifying Needs and Best Practices (Excerpt from Report) Executive Summary: It is vitally important that LGBTQ newcomers be […]
May 21, 2018

Report: IEC–BC – Mapping Refugee Skills & Employer Needs in Surrey & Abbotsford

Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC–BC): November 1, 2017 –IEC–BC: Mapping Refugee Skills and Employer Needs in Surrey and Abbotsford:  This report fills this gap by identifying the occupational skills and experience of refugees in Surrey […]
May 21, 2018

Report: Province of BC – Students from Refugee Backgrounds – A guide for teachers and schools

December 2015 – Province of BC: Students from Refugee Backgrounds – An indepth guide for schools and teachers from the BC Ministry of Education Purpose of this Guide This Guide […]
May 21, 2018

Report: UVIC – Refugee Youth – Good Practices in Urban Resettlement Contexts

UVIC Centre for Youth & Society–  Refugee Youth – Good practices in Urban Resettlement Contexts – May 2016 (Excerpt from Report) Overview of Report: This paper begins with a discussion of […]
May 21, 2018

City of Surrey – Art & Stories by Children refugees in Surrey

City of Surrey: We are here now – Art & stories by child refugees in Surrey Compiled by Greta Hedley & Heba Khalid. This book was compiled for […]
May 21, 2018

Report: Mapping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Migrant Needs in Surrey, BC

Report: Mapping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Migrant Needs in Surrey, BC – A report commissioned by DIVERSEcity    
May 20, 2018

Info-bulletin: IRCC – Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program

Information Bulletin – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Refugee Resettlement in Canada.
May 20, 2018

Info-bulletin: IRCC – Privately Sponsored Refugee (PSR) Program

Information Bulletin – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – Privately Sponsored Refugee (PSR) Resettlement in Canada.  
May 20, 2018

ICA Constituent Group Training: PSR Program and Processes

PSR Program and Processes – Constituent Group Training Provided by Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria The purpose of this self-paced tutorial course is to allow constituent group […]
May 20, 2018

RSTP: Resource Kit for Planning for Month 13 for PSRS

Resource Kit for Planning for Month 13 – The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program provides information about planning for the end of sponsorship for PSRs.  
May 20, 2018

Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Information for Privately Sponsored Refugees The Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program is a step-by-step guide for the private sponsorship group to start work […]