Weekly Updates Nov 21 – 27, 2016

This week was the official release of Welcome to Canada, a short film through the eyes of ISSofBC’s Mohammed Alsaleh, highlighting the front-line work of ISSofBC staff and the lives of refugee families resettling in British Columbia. In addition, the Liu Institute for Global Issues looks back on Canada’s Refugee Record on the Global Stage
By Chris Stephenson | December 3, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Nov 14 – 20, 2016

The Refugee Readiness Hub has created a number of resource handouts for settlement workers to share with clients. Some of these handouts are available in both English and Arabic. The resources include an info graphic on tenant building rules, services for refugees and immigrant newcomers to Canada, key forms and activities for refugees undertaken in
By Chris Stephenson | November 29, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Nov 7 – 13, 2016

Be sure to check out the The Fresh Voices Awards this week. The award recognizes the inspiration and leadership of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia and across Canada, working to advance social change based on themes and priorities including Immigration, School and English Language Learning, Family, Building Bridges and Working in Solidarity. Nominate
By Chris Stephenson | November 17, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Oct 31 – Nov 6, 2016

Employment Supports for Refugees webpage has been added this week providing a list of resources for employers to meet their labour market needs while helping refugees gain skills and employment in BC. Additional resources include the Syrian Refugee Support Fund established by the Canadian Council for Refugees to help support the settlement of Syrian refugees
By Chris Stephenson | November 7, 2016 | Uncategorized

Weekly Updates Oct 24 – 30, 2016

Youth resources including services for youth in Canada and programs such as Youth Take Charge, a French Enrichment Bursary, Exchanges Canada, a Second Language Bursary, and a bilingual paid work experience have been added to the Refugee Readiness Hub this week. Additional resources related to mental health have also been added –  supporting mental health
By Chris Stephenson | November 2, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Oct 17 – 23, 2016

A report of recommendations to help the next wave of Syrian refugees settle in Canada was released October 18 highlighting outcomes of a first-of-its-kind Syrian refugee youth consultation and community forum that explored challenges and successes of the first eight months of resettling in Canada. Other resources updated to the Refugee Readiness Hub include a
By Chris Stephenson | October 25, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Oct 10 – 16, 2016

A unique app developed in Vancouver, designed to help refugees arriving in a new country, has been launched globally by the UN’s refugee agency. Other news this week includes the refugee education crisis,  a Swedish delegation learns how British Columbians are helping refugees, Nanaimo multicultural society expects another refugee group, sharing on Thanksgiving Day,  baby
By Chris Stephenson | October 14, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Oct 3 – 9, 2016

In the news and success stories this week young syrian refugees talked frankly about barriers and opportunities faced in Canada. This was led in partnership with the Fresh Voices Initiative of Vancouver Foundation and ISSofBC. A summary of the consultation, video and final report created from these talks are now available at http://issbc.org/whoweare. Other news
By Chris Stephenson | October 14, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Update Sept 26 – Oct 2, 2016

This week the hub has added a number of resources including the Okanagan Refugee Community Resources Geolive Map, hiring Syrian refugees, information on the Canada-B.C. Job Grant Refugee Fund, and private sponsorship tips. In the news, Sabine Nolke, Ambassador of Canada gives a lecture on Canada’s response to the refugee crisis and the Huffington Post reports
By Chris Stephenson | October 14, 2016 | What's New

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