What’s New

October 31, 2022

BC Business – Article: How the Afghan Women’s Employment program is helping refugees land on their own feet

In this article, BC Business highlights the success story of YWCA Metro Vancouver’s six-week program that offers employment training and resources in Pashto and Dari speaking […]
October 28, 2022

Healing in Colour – A Directory of BIPOC therapists

Healing in Colour is a resource that connects BIPOC individuals with a BIPOC therapist in their community. The Healing in Colour project envisions a world where […]
October 25, 2022

IRCC: Special program to sponsor Afghan refugees without refugee status from the UNHCR or a foreign state

Starting October 17, 2022, groups of five and community sponsors in Canada can sponsor Afghan refugees without having to submit a refugee status determination (RSD) document from the […]
October 24, 2022

My Refugee Claim

My Refugee Claim is designed to inform, connect, and prepare each refugee claimant throughout their refugee claim journey. The printable Orientation Booklet is a navigation tool, […]
October 21, 2022

Statistics Canada – Report: Retention of government-assisted refugees in designated destinations: Recent trends and the role of destination characteristics

Refugees resettled in Canada as part of the Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) Program are assigned to designated communities across the country. As the dispersion of refugees across […]
October 4, 2022

Resettlement Plus: Information Sharing Portal

Resettlement Plus is a knowledge hub on pathways to refugee protection. A platform for sharing information about resettlement and other third country avenues to protection, Resettlement […]
October 3, 2022

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB): Making an immigration appeal

New web content is now available to support individuals making an immigration appeal.  IRC is pleased to announce that new webpages to help individuals appeal an […]
September 28, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet: Permanent Residence for Extended Family Members of Afghan Interpreters

The Government of Canada—Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), have introduced a new pathway to permanent residency for extended family members of Afghan interpreters who immigrated under […]
September 26, 2022

Journal Article – UBC Counselling & ISSofBC: Settlement-Integrated Refugee Mental Health

This journal article published in Canadian Psychology on settlement integrated refugee mental health program. This was a pilot program funded generously by the Lando Foundation at ISSofBC. […]
September 8, 2022

ISSofBC – Afghan Special Bulletin

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Afghan Special Initiative (ASI) and the first arrivals of Afghan refugees to BC on September 7th 2022, the […]
August 25, 2022

Educational Documentary and Study Guide: Learning About our Neighbors – Afghan Culture

The Government of Canada has committed to resettling at least 40,000 Afghans as quickly as possible. Since the fall of Kabul in August 2021, 17,590 vulnerable […]
August 19, 2022

ISSofBC – Afghan Resettlement to BC: Key Figures

ISSofBC is sharing key figures on the resettlement of Afghan refugees to British Columbia. These key figures are regularly updated on the ISSofBC website on a […]
August 18, 2022

Social Policy Trends Report – Incomes of Refugees in Canada

This report is released by the University of Calgary – School of Public Policy. “This is the second report in the Social Policy Trends series to […]
August 18, 2022

BC CHARMS Refugee Claimant Navigation Website

MOSAIC and MAP BC are happy to announce that the BC CHARMS Refugee Claimant Navigation Website is now live and ready to use.  What is the […]
August 18, 2022

IOM – World Migration Report: Toolkits

The World Migration Report is a global reference report used by officials, media, researchers and students throughout the world. Given the report’s relevance in education and […]
August 18, 2022

ISSofBC Bursaries 2022

ISSofBC is excited to have launched its 2022 bursaries available to current or former ISSofBC clients (Immigrant, Government-Assisted or Convention Refugee), students, or volunteers within three […]
August 9, 2022

BC Refugee Hub Factsheet – Refugee arrival categories in Canada and what they mean

This factsheet developed by the BC Refugee Hub, provides information and resources on the arrival categories of refugees in Canada, as defined by the Canadian government. […]
August 5, 2022

The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) – Join the Youth Advisory Board

The International Partnership for Queer Youth Resilience (INQYR) aims to improve the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth through various technologies (e.g., apps, games, resources, etc.). INQYR […]
July 25, 2022

Report: UNHCR’s Global Trends

At the end of 2021, the total number of people worldwide who were forced to flee their homes due to conflicts, violence, fear of persecution and […]
July 24, 2022

Report: An undergraduate medical education framework for refugee and migrant health – Curriculum development and conceptual approaches

International migration, especially forced migration, highlights important medical training needs including cross-cultural communication, human rights, as well as global health competencies for physical and mental healthcare. […]