November 20, 2020

Canadian podcasts focused on immigration & diversity

Interested in listening to some free Canadian podcasts on Immigration and Diversity? Check out the list below or here for more! Migration Conversations “Migration Conversations is […]
November 15, 2020

SFU Research Study on Refugee Women

Are you interested in participating in a study to better understand the challenges young adult women from refugee backgrounds face in trying to pursue their educational […]
November 9, 2020

Training Webinar: Employment Support and Mentoring for  Refugees and Refugee Claimants 

INVITATION TO REGISTER! Employment Support and Mentoring for Refugees and Refugee Claimants A refugee’s difficult journey doesn’t end when landing in Canada, and with the many systemic […]
September 16, 2020

CCR Fall Consultations

Fall Consultation, save the date! For the second time this year, the Canadian Council for Refugees will be holding a virtual Consultation. The Fall Consultation will […]
September 11, 2020

Event: Learn More about BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner

You and people in your community are invited to attend a virtual regional conversation in Metro Vancouver. These conversations are an opportunity for folks to learn […]
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 […]
September 10, 2020

PEACEGEEKS: Arrival Advisor Multilingual Online Demo Series

New to British Columbia or know someone who is? Arrival Advisor is a new, multilingual mobile app that helps immigrants and refugees find vital information and […]
September 4, 2020

Refugee 613 – Multilingual Videos: Explains the Current Guidance on Wearing Masks

Refugee 613 has produced several multilingual videos to help ensure language is not a barrier to getting accurate, trustworthy information during COVID-19. Produced in collaboration with […]
August 26, 2020

Training Webinar: Domestic Violence – Supporting Refugees and Refugee Claimants in B.C.

This BC Refugee Hub Training Webinar, delivered on August 11, 2020, covers supports for refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence, along with self-care strategies for […]
August 18, 2020

MOSAIC – Food Safe Training for Refugee Claimants

MOSAIC will be hosting 2 free Food Safe trainings for refugee claimants and the trainings will be in English.  Clients can register by emailing [email protected] Training […]
July 28, 2020

EVENT: Answering all education credential challenges for refugees in Canada

Join Jumpstart Refugee Talent’s online event, in their one-stop-shop for refugees to get all of their questions answered about education credentials and accreditations. Event name: Credential Evaluation […]
July 25, 2020

CCR Media Release: Organizations welcome Court ruling on Safe Third Country

22 July 2020 Organizations welcome Federal Court decision confirming that sending refugee claimants back to the U.S. breaks Canadian law The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR), […]
July 20, 2020

(Updated) Free English Conversation Circles – A Comprehensive Listing

English Conversation Circles are a free resource for all refugees and newcomers to take advantage of to practice their English skills, make social connections and learn […]
July 17, 2020

COVID-19 update: IRCC resuming processing of online applications for visitor visas and eTAs

Ottawa, June 30, 2020 – As of July 1, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will once again process online applications for visitor visas (including transit visas) and electronic […]
July 14, 2020

Immigration Division: Practice Notice on the resumption of in-person hearings

​​​The purpose of this Practice Notice is to communicate the Immigration Division’s (ID) intention to resume in-person hearings on September 14, 2020. It also serves to […]
July 4, 2020

City of Victoria’s PBSC: Participatory Budgeting Funding Opportunity!

 How would you spend $50,000 to assist newcomers in Victoria?   Did You Know: Close to 20% of Victoria’s population is composed of immigrants or refugees. […]
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 […]
June 19, 2020

Event – CCR: World Refugee Day (CCR Virtual Spring Consultation)

Event: Come celebrate with us, World Refugee Day (CCR Virtual Spring Consultation) On-line storytelling on access and inclusion: Come celebrate World Refugee Day with us! On […]
June 15, 2020

Event – Vanier Institute of the Family: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on family well-being in Canada

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families in Canada have either been very close together or very far apart, sharing space or only accessible to one another using […]
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, […]