November 11, 2023

BC RRN & BC Refugee Hub: Housing Toolkit

The Housing Toolkit is a guide for agencies supporting newcomer clients with finding and securing housing, bringing together useful resources from experienced agencies providing housing search […]
June 8, 2023

The Co-Created Story Project

Collaboration between the UBC Center for Migration Studies (CMS) and Options for Community Services, created the The Co-Created Story Project. An opportunity for OCS frontline Immigrant […]
August 25, 2022

Educational Documentary and Study Guide: Learning About our Neighbors – Afghan Culture

The Government of Canada has committed to resettling at least 40,000 Afghans as quickly as possible. Since the fall of Kabul in August 2021, 17,590 vulnerable […]
June 9, 2022

#WelcomingEconomy for Refugees

Under the leadership of co-chairs The Honourable Ratna Omidvar and Darrell Pinto, the Refugee Jobs Agenda Roundtable, jointly with more than 50 partners – including the […]
February 7, 2022

Development of Gender-based Violence Awareness Information and Orientation Session | Gender-Based Violence GBV Settlement Sector Strategy Project

In April 2019, with funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), four organizations from the anti-violence and settlement sectors, partnered to begin collaborative work on […]
October 15, 2021

The Power of Community Fundraising: Coming Together to Support Afghan Women

There is so much power in community fundraising, and the local community continues to show up for Afghan women. This fall, local businesses and organizations have […]
October 6, 2021

The Circles of Care and Connection: Home Visiting Program

Help to make a difference in the lives of newly arrived refugee children and their families in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The Circles of Care and […]
May 24, 2021

UBC Migration: Geographies of the Heart – Life-writing from Newcomers to Canada

The UBC Centre for Migration Studies Global Migration Podcast is back for a second season entitled “Geographies of the Heart: Life-writing from Newcomers to Canada” hosted by award-winning advocate, Mohammed […]
March 25, 2021

PeaceGeeks: Settlement Services Feedback Survey

Do you have something to say about your settlement experience? PeaceGeeks is conducting research on how people give feedback about their experience using settlement services. They […]
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 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 […]
March 16, 2020

Statistics Canada – Labour Market Outcomes Among Refugees to Canada

(Released March 19, 2020) Abstract: Canada welcomed over 830,000 refugees from the 1980s to 2000s. However, their economic outcomes, especially the variation among major refugee groups, have […]
December 6, 2019

VIDEO – IRCC: Your first two weeks in Canada

IRCC has released a video for newcomer titled: Your first two weeks in Canada. This video will help newcomers get ready for their new life in […]