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 23, 2021

Creative Writing Workshop: From Humanitarian to Human

For this creative writing workshop, you will be working with people who have refugee claimant experience, and who are interested in creating a piece of writing, […]
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 […]
July 20, 2021

Changing the Way We Welcome Refugee Claimants – Invitation for Refugee Claimants to Interview

We want to understand where and how you encountered dignity, empowerment, and a sense of belonging from the time of submitting your refugee claim up to […]
July 6, 2021

Canada Announces 3 New Initiatives to Welcome and Support More Refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place […]
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 31, 2021

Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement – Safe Third Country Agreement Remains in Effect

The Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States (U.S.) is part of the U.S.–Canada Smart Border Action Plan. The Safe Third Country Agreement remains […]
May 14, 2021

MOSAIC: Virtual English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners)

MOSAIC is offering Virtual English Conversation Circles to Refugee Claimants (Beginners Level). Date: April 29th to June 3rd Time: Group will meet online twice a week on […]
May 3, 2021

IRCC: New Pathway to Permanent Residency for Over 90,000 Essential Temporary Workers and International Graduates

On April 14, 2021, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 […]
February 18, 2021

MOSAIC: Vibrant in Vancouver

How do you spend your time? How can life feel more vibrant? MOSAIC, in partnership with VAST (Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture) and VCST (Victoria Coalition […]
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 […]
February 13, 2021

NSMS: Career readiness workshop for refugees

Are you a Refugee or Refugee Claimant looking for a job? Or would you like to get a better job? This workshop, presented by Jumpstart Refugee […]
January 21, 2021

MOSAIC: Online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC online English Conversation Circle for Refugee Claimants (Beginners) is back for 2021!   WHEN: Every Tuesday 11:00 am -12:00 pm January 5th – February 16th, […]
December 15, 2020

Glossary of Terms – Refugees and Refugees Claimants in Canada

The following is a comprehensive list of common terms used in reference to refugees and refugee claimants in Canada. Asylum– The granting by a State of […]
December 10, 2020

IRB – Practice notice: RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada public policies

On December 10, 2020 the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) released a practice notice on “RPD and RAD processing for individuals applying under government of Canada […]
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 […]
November 12, 2020

Kinbrace: Refugee Hearings During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Navigating the refugee claim process can be complex, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources at the READY for My Refugee Hearing website will […]
September 24, 2020

Podcast: Along the Way – Stories of Hope, Refuge, and Resilience

You’ve read the headlines about refugees and asylum seekers. But behind the statistics are stories. Stories of real people who had to make heartbreaking decisions and […]
September 22, 2020

MOSAIC: Free Food Safe Training for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC is hosting 2 Free Food Safe training for refugee claimants! Date: Wednesday, September 23rd AND Thursday, September 24th Time: 9:00 am—5:30 pm Location: 5575 Boundary […]
September 10, 2020

Career Readiness Workshop for Refugees

Are you a REFUGEE or a REFUGEE CLAIMANT? Are you looking to find meaningful employment that aligns with your previous work experience and/or educational experience? Join […]