Resource Centre

July 25, 2020

RSTP: The latest news on Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship and Resettlement Programs

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees. The latest RSTP Bulletin has […]
July 25, 2020

CCR Media Release: Organizations welcome Court ruling on Safe Third Country

22 July 2020 Organizations welcome Federal Court decision confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the U.S. breaks Canadian law The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), […]
July 21, 2020

Event – Burnaby Pride Digital Celebration! VIRTUAL PRIDE

No pandemic can get in the way of Pride!! Join Burnaby Pride for a free digital celebration showcasing the diversity and strength of Burnaby’s LGBTQIA2S+ community! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🤩  All […]
July 20, 2020

(Updated) Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
July 18, 2020

DIVERSEcity: H.E.A.L. for Work Program for Women

Empowering survivors of violence and trauma getting into the labour market Gain new skills and work experience to build the life you want in Canada with […]
July 15, 2020

Event – MOSAIC and Inasmuch: Online Career Workshops

MOSAIC and Inasmuch have two upcoming online workshops regarding career development Getting the Job: The Best Answers to Top Interview Questions Wednesday, July 22nd  from 10:30 am […]
July 14, 2020

Immigration Division: Practice Notice on the resumption of in-person hearings

​​​The purpose of this Practice Notice is to communicate the Immigration Division’s (ID) intention to resume in-person hearings on September 14, 2020. It also serves to […]
July 4, 2020

City of Victoria’s PBSC: Participatory Budgeting Funding Opportunity!

 How would you spend $50,000 to assist newcomers in Victoria?   Did You Know: Close to 20% of Victoria’s population is composed of immigrants or refugees. […]
July 3, 2020

IRB: Update from Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) expanded use of epost Connect

Following the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) recent notice on its expanded use of epost Connect, it is with regret that we need to […]
July 3, 2020

Report – ISSofBC: Journeys to Integration – Government Assisted Refugees in BC

This report focuses on the integration experiences of government-assisted refugees (GARs) who settled in British Columbia between January 2007 and December 2016. After briefly summarizing literature […]