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 […]
September 8, 2022

ISSofBC – New Perspectives Series – Indigenous views on immigration to Turtle Island

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, ISSofBC, in partnership with the Ismaili Centre, Vancouver, has created the New Perspectives series that will feature three public events held […]
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 […]
February 1, 2022

ISSofBC GAR Bulletin – October 1 to December 31, 2022

ISSofBC GAR Bulletins: Learn more about the thousands of Government Assisted Refugees ISSofBC has welcomed in over 45 years of serving newcomers to BC. Statistics on […]
December 10, 2021

BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar: Afghan Special Initiative

In this webinar hosted by the BC Refugee Hub on December 9, 2021, speakers Kathy Sherrell and Jennifer York provide details on the Afghan Special Initiative, with […]
December 2, 2021

ISSofBC: Welcome to our Homelands – Multilingual Videos and Study Guides

In 2020, ISSofBC launched Welcome to our Homelands, an engaging seven-minute video and accompanying study guide that targets newcomers and provides them with a jumping-off point […]
October 13, 2021

ISSofBC Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) – Infosheet

This info-sheet shows the timeline and key activities undertaken by ISSofBC’s Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) that supports newcomer Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) within thee first two […]
March 11, 2021

BC Refugee Hub – Refugee Claimant Bulletin // Oct – Dec 2020 & Annual Rollup

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 […]
February 16, 2021

ISSofBC – HIPPY and SMART programs for refugees and refugee claimants

ISSofBC is currently recruiting participants for their program SMART (Supporting Mothers and Raising Toddlers), and HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters). Eligilibty: refugees, refugee claimants […]
January 31, 2021

BC Refugee Training Webinar: Refugee Research – National and Local Perspectives

Presented by the BC Refugee Hub, in this webinar session presenters shared their research findings on a variety of topics concerning refugees in Canada. DATE: Wednesday, […]
November 16, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // April – June 2020

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 […]
August 27, 2020

Training Webinar: Refugee Claim Process, Legal Requirements and Updates

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on August 25, 2020, covers the refugee claim process, legal requirements for a refugee claim and legal updates due 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 […]
July 1, 2020

Toolkit – ISSofBC: Welcome to Our Homelands – A greeting from Canada’s First Peoples to newcomers

ISSofBC is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the Welcome to our Homelands in celebration of National Indigenous Day (June 21, 2020).   This […]
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 […]
May 27, 2020

Refugee Claimant Bulletin // January – March 2020

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 […]
February 23, 2019

ISSofBC & Vancity: Reimagining Financial Services

ISSofBC and Vancity have reimagined what financial services mean by bringing banking to community. Vancity offers bank account starts and financial literacy to refugees and immigrants […]