August 4, 2021

CCPA – Report: Putting Home at the Heart of Refugee Resettlement

The culmination of a 5-year study based on interviews with recently arrived former refugees finds that securing good housing is a key part of successful settlement. […]
June 9, 2021

MAP-BC: Looking For Home – A Roundtable Discussion on Refugee Claimant Housing

Refugee claimants flee to Canada seeking protection from persecution, discrimination, and violence. Once here, they realize their journey has just started. One of their most significant […]
May 26, 2021

MAP-BC: World Refugee Day Celebrations

You are invited to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of refugees living in our communities this WORLD REFUGEE DAY through a series of events under the […]
January 26, 2021

Airbnb.org – A New Non-Profit By Airbnb

As communities around the world grapple with the devastating impacts of natural disasters and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb announced the launch of Airbnb.org, an independent […]
August 5, 2020

Burnaby Neighborhood House: Tenancy Disputes Resolutions 101

Tenancy Dispute Resolution 101 Monday, August 10, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Disputes between a landlord and tenant can be stressful and expensive if […]
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

Refugee613/Réfugié613: Covid-19 Resource Database

Refugee 613 is an agile and innovative communications hub that informs, connects and inspires people to welcome refugees and build strong communities. The COVID-19 Community Information Exchange is intended […]
April 29, 2020

ISSofBC – SOS Program: Online Settlement & Housing Workshops for Refugee Claimants

SOS is offering the following Settlement and Housing Support Workshops for Refugee Claimants during COVID-19. To sign up, please contact the settlement worker listed for each […]
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 […]
May 17, 2019

News Release – IRCC: Government will provide $6 million to address costs associated with temporary housing for asylum claimant

News release Read complete press release here. May 17, 2019 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to helping provinces adjust to pressures […]