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 […]
August 30, 2021

ISSofBC: Workshop For Refugee Claimants – Work Permit Application (Farsi)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on the topic of work permit applications, offered in Farsi / Dari . This event is open […]
August 24, 2021

ISSofBC: Workshop For Refugee Claimants – Travel Document Application (Spanish)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on the topic of travel document applications, offered in Spanish . This event is open to all […]
August 17, 2021

ISSofBC: Workshop For Refugee Claimants – Travel Documents (Farsi)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on travel documents, offered in Farsi / Dari . This event is open to all refugee claimants […]
July 29, 2021

ISSofBC: Workshop For Refugee Claimants – School System in BC (SWIS Program)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on the topic of the school system in BC, offered in Farsi / Dari . This event […]
July 21, 2021

ISSofBC – Workshop For Refugee Claimants: BC Health System (Spanish)

ISSofBC is hosting a workshop targeted to refugee claimants on the topic of the BC Health System, offered in Spanish. This event is open to all […]
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 […]
April 10, 2019

Apply now for ISSofBC Bursaries for Refugee Youth

ISSofBC is encouraging education for refugee youth and newcomers to Canada with nine bursaries of $1,000 each. Newcomers and refugee youth have until June 30, 2019 […]
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 […]