June 24, 2020

Ni Wakati – Support for African immigrants and refugee women

Ni Wakati supports African immigrant and refugee women in making informed choices about their health and social needs.Navigating a new healthcare system as an African newcomer […]
June 24, 2020

Report – NRC: The World’s Most Neglected Displacement Crises

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. Every day, millions of children, women and men are trapped in forgotten […]
June 18, 2020

ISSofBC: Bursaries 2020

ISSofBC is encouraging education for newcomers and refugees to Canada with nine bursaries of $1,000 each. Eligible applicants committed to their academic pursuits may apply for […]
June 15, 2020

Metropolis: The Economic and Social Impacts of COVID-19 on Newcomers to Canada

Chaired by Jack Jedwab, the Chair of the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network, the May 1st Metropolis online conference will consist of two feature sessions. The first will […]
June 10, 2020

The Refugee Claimant Giving Group: Support Refugees Across Vancouver

With all that is happening in the world, many refugee families are forced to seek refuge in Vancouver and across Canada to escape violence, persecution, prejudice, […]
June 7, 2020

Toolkit: IRMHP- Support the Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees: A toolkit

  Building capacity to support the mental health of immigrants and refugees: A toolkit for settlement, social and health service providers by the Immigrant and Refugee Mental […]
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 […]
May 26, 2020

CCR Youth Network: Covid-19 Impacts on Newcomer & Refugee Youth

The CCR Youth Network has compiled a document explaining challenges newcomer youth face; promising practices that CCR members have implemented; and some suggestions to better address […]
March 17, 2020

IFHP Toolkit for Refugee Claimants

The BC Refugee Hub has curated information about the Interim Federal Health Program for Refugee Claimants in this online info-page for claimants, advocates, friends and family […]
February 17, 2020

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs

Law Foundation of BC – Legal Advocacy Programs The Law Foundation of British Columbia funds Legal Advocacy Programs across British Columbia for low-income immigrants, refugees and […]
February 4, 2020

Report – Stats Canada: The Long-term Economic Outcomes of Refugee Private Sponsorship

Summary: An important policy initiative implemented for the past 40 years in Canada, refugee private sponsorship has attracted international attention as Europe continues to grapple with […]
December 11, 2019

Report: Creating a Home in Canada: Refugee Housing Challenges and Potential Policy Solutions

(November 2019) This report looks at challenges that refugees face in finding housing, especially outside urban areas. Summary: When the Canadian government pledged in late 2015 […]
December 5, 2019

PIRS – Refugee StrongStart Program

PIRS – Refugee StrongStart Program This program brings parents and children together and focuses on the following domains of developmental parenting: Affection: warmth, physical closeness, and […]
December 3, 2019

DIVERSEcity – First Steps Early Years Refugee Program

The First Steps Early Years Refugee Settlement Program has been designed to serve both newly arrived refugee children ages birth to five and their caregivers. The […]
November 27, 2019

REPORT – IRCC: Syrian Outcomes Report – Research and Evaluations

In June 2019, IRCC’s Evaluations Division released a report on Syrian Outcomes. The Syrian Outcomes Report provides a thematic overview of the outcomes of the Syrian […]
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 […]
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 11, 2019

Groundswell – Social Entrepreneurship Bursaries for Immigrants and Refugees

Groundswell is offering financial support in the form of bursaries for newcomers who are interested in social entrepreneurship to take the “Explore” course to both women […]
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 […]