Weekly Update Sept 5 – 11, 2016

The Arab Youth Refugee Consultation event will be held in partnership by The Fresh Voices Initiative of Vancouver Foundation and by ISSofBC. Arabic speaking, specifically Syrian youth, between the ages 14-25 years old are invited to attend this conversation to share their experiences of settling in British Columbia. The objectives for this event are as
By Chris Stephenson | September 13, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Update Aug 29 – Sept 4, 2016

An information resource guide to assist students and educators in dealing with trauma related to geopolitical violence and Islamophobia has been added to the ISSofBC Refugee Readiness Hub this week. Additional added resources include How to prepare for living in Canada and the information about the Canada BC Job Grant. In the news this week,
By Chris Stephenson | September 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

Weekly Update Aug 22 -28, 2016

This week the refugee hub has added numerous resources including the WelcomeBC Newcomers Guides, health care services, a pediatric health outreach program, dental information, an overview of programs and services for newcomer children, newcomer housing needs and experiences, and an E-Symposium focusing on the collaboration and communication between settlement services agencies, faith organizations, academia and
By Chris Stephenson | September 2, 2016 | Uncategorized

Weekly Update Aug 15-21, 2016

A number of event and information sessions regarding refugee private sponsorship are coming up August and September organized by the Metro Vancouver Refugee Response Team and DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society. The events include Refugee Private Sponsorship, Sponsoring as a Group of Five and Sponsoring as a Community. Another information session for newcomers to BC is
By Chris Stephenson | August 25, 2016 | What's New

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