Weekly Update: November 27 – December 3, 2017

Resource Centre: Settlement Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria (ICA): We Speak Translate Project and Training The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) utilizing the Google Translate app for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities. “Google is humbled and excited ...
By Bahar Taheri | December 4, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: November 20 – 26, 2017

RHH Spotlight Series: In the second video instalment of the RRH Spotlight Series, learn about Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST) and the services and programs they offer to Refugees arriving in British Columbia, Canada. Visit the VAST website to learn more....
By Bahar Taheri | November 28, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: November 13 – 19, 2017

Success Stories: November 17, 2017 – Delta Optimist: Delta affirms support for refugee families   News & Events: November 15, 2017 – The National Observer: War on the playground: when children act out divisions from battles left behind November 16, 2017 – Canadian Immigrant Magazine: We’re one big diverse nation, according to Census date, but ...
By Bahar Taheri | November 20, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: November 6 – 12, 2017

News & Events: October 22, 2o17 – Campbell River Mirror: Language barriers a huge hurdle for new Canadians – Campbell River Immigrant Welcome Centre takes over LINC program, but needs your help to keep it here November 3, 2017 – The Globe and Mail: Bob Rae urged to call on Myanmar’s neighbours to help stop attacks on ...
By Bahar Taheri | November 20, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: October 30 – November 5, 2017

News and Events: October 30, 2017 – Peace Arch News: Report aims to help refugees find jobs in Surrey, Abbotsford – Some 5,820 refugees settled in B.C. as a result of Syria’s civil war, mostly in Surrey and Abbotsford. November 1, 2017 – The Tyee: Underemployment and Low Wages Continue to Burden Immigrants  – Refugees in particular struggle ...
By Bahar Taheri | November 6, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: October 23 – 29, 2017

News and Events: October 23, 2017 – News Release – Province of British Columbia – Social Development and Poverty Reduction: Mapping refugee skills fills employer needs “The biggest asset of the project was the collaboration between all the partners, which helped us understand individual refugee’s level of readiness for employment, and uncover the needs of ...
By Bahar Taheri | November 1, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: October 16 – 22, 2017

News and Events: October 19, 2017 – Vice: What I Learned Treating Newly Arrived Refugees for Ten Years – Vancouver’s Bridge Refugee Clinic, which has welcomed 50,000 refugees since it opened, is slated to close next month. October 22, 2017 – CBC News: ‘I was never trained to do this,’ Doctor recounts 10 years service ...
By Bahar Taheri | November 1, 2017 | Uncategorized

*New* Refugee Readiness Hub – Newsletter #18

ISSofBC Refugee Readiness Hub – Newsletter #18: Featured in this issue are 2017 3rd quarter BC refugee arrival statistics for all categories, including: Refugee Claimants Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs) Blended Visa Office-Referred Program (BVOR) Also included are expected GAR arrivals for the last quarter of 2017. Check out our previous newsletters (#1 to ...
By Bahar Taheri | October 24, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: October 9-15, 2017

Success Stories: October 12, 2017 – Trail Times – Eritrean family reunited in Kelowna, B.C. A father was finally reunited with his wife and children who have been in Rossland since 2015. UNHCR Video – Ripples of Kindness in Canada:  The Nansen Refugee Award is presented annually to an individual, group or organisation who are ...
By Bahar Taheri | October 13, 2017 | Uncategorized

Weekly Update: October 2-8, 2017

News and Events:   Surrey Local Immigration Partnership – “Surrey NEW” Refugee Day: Hosted by MOSAIC Come discover the many special services and programs MOSAIC has available for refugees. Employers from the manufacturing sector will present on how to land a job in the sector. Also learn about unique self-employment initiatives for women! There will ...
By Bahar Taheri | October 13, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: September 25 – October 1, 2017

News and Events: UBC (October 11 – 19, 2017) – After the Flight: Community-University Refugee & Migration Symposium: Organized by campus and community partners, the 2017 After the Flight symposium provides opportunities to learn from one another, exchange refugee and claimant settlement experiences, as well as share research, knowledge and passion on refugee and migration issues. ...
By Bahar Taheri | October 4, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: September 18-24, 2017

News and Events: September 18, 2017 – Vancouver Sun – Refugee groups expect surge in Salvadoran, Honduran asylum seekers September 19, 2017 – CBC News – Syrian women in Victoria, B.C., find work with a little help from Canadian friends September 20, 2017 – Abbotsford News – Surge in asylum seekers at B.C. borders: stats September 21, 2017 ...
By Bahar Taheri | September 29, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: September 11-17, 2017

Reports & Publications: The UNHCR Canada has released a series of info-graphic 1-pagers providing more information on the Refugee Claimant and Resettlement System in Canada: Refugee Resettlement Facts Detention of Children Seeking Asylum in Canada Detention of Persons Seeking Asylum in Canada Canada Factsheet – March 2017 Refugee Claim Process – regular entry by land, sea, ...
By Bahar Taheri | September 19, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: September 4-10, 2017

Research & Publications: Oxford University – Refugee Studies Centre – SoundCloud Inventory of Podcasts from Seminars, Conferences and Discussions: The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) aims to build knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Private Sponsorship: Journey ...
By Bahar Taheri | September 14, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Update: August 28 – September 3, 2017

Research & Publications: Together Project – Filling the Gap: Volunteer & Settlement Sector Interactions in Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis – September 2017 Together Project – Matching Government-Assisted Refugee Newcomers – December, 2016 UVIC Centre for Youth & Society –  Refugee Youth – Good practices in Urban Resettlement Contexts – May 2016   Resource Centre – Youth ...
By Bahar Taheri | September 7, 2017 | What's New


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