August 6, 2021

Toolkit: Queer Refugee Claimant Hearings

Created by Ottawa-based Capital Rainbow Refuge, the Queer Refugee Hearings Program (QRHP) Toolkit aims to “assist individuals claiming refugee protection based on sexual orientation, gender identity […]
August 26, 2020

Training Webinar: Domestic Violence – Supporting Refugees and Refugee Claimants in B.C.

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on August 11, 2020, covers supports for refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence, along with self-care strategies for […]
August 24, 2020

UNHCR Canada – Making a refugee claim

UNHCR Canada has recently released a resource on their new website: “Making a refugee claim”. The webpage contains up-to-date information on how to make a refugee […]
July 25, 2020

IRCC – COVID-19 Update: New public policy on biometrics collection

The Government of Canada has announced a new public policy on biometrics collection exemption for temporary residence applicants from within Canada (in effect until further notice). […]
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), […]
June 3, 2020

MOSAIC – Refugee Claimant Needs Assessment Survey

MOSAIC’s Refugee Settlement and Integration Program is currently facilitating a full needs assessment for refugee claimants to gain a deeper understanding into the evolving challenges refugee claimants […]
March 4, 2020

Report – Kinbrace: Vancouver READY Tours and Refugee Claimant Hearing Readiness:  Impact and Learnings (An Internal Study)

In 2019, Kinbrace commenced an internal study to analyze data collected since 2008 from the Vancouver READY Tour and to listen to anonymous feedback from former […]
November 20, 2019

CCR: Working with Refugee Claimants – Resources for front-line workers

The Canadian Council for Refugees has recently released a resource toolkit for front-line workers supporting refugee claimants. The toolkit covers resources, services and programs nationally. Download […]
October 30, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // July – September 2019

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
September 25, 2019

Training Webinar: Programs and Services for Refugee Claimants 

The BC Refugee Hub hosted a webinar covering provincially funded programs and services available to refugee claimants, along with statistical, trends and policy updates. Date: September […]
September 5, 2019

Factsheet – UNHCR Canada: Irregular Arrivals at the Border – Background Information Jan-May 2019

June 2019 – UNHCR Canada has released a statistical factsheet on the irregular arrivals at the border of refugee claimants / asylum seekers between January – […]
July 23, 2019

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // April – June 2019

The BC Refugee Hub has compiled statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the newest edition of the refugee claimant bulletin. Items featured in […]
June 18, 2019

NEW VIDEO #RefugeeSuccessStory: Entrepreneurs – Saiwan

The BC Refugee Hub has produced a series of new #RefugeeSuccessStory videos to highlight the successes, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of individuals who have come to […]
May 18, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Canada ends the Designated Country of Origin practice

Canada removes all countries from the designated country of origin list Read complete News Release Here May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to […]