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

Weekly Update Sept 19 – 25, 2016

In the news this week,  ISSofBC welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as part of the royal tour to ISSofBC Welcome Centre Sunday, September 25 in Vancouver. Also Unicef has released a report highlighting the soaring numbers of children refugees worldwide. In addition, the
By Chris Stephenson | September 28, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Update Sept 12 – 18, 2016

This week the ISSofBC Refugee Readiness Hub has a number of updates from educational resources to youth employment webinars. In education our weekly updates include student aid grant application information and adult upgrading facts. Also refugee and immigrant youth jobseekers can connect to employment opportunities in a unique webinar Job-Ready, Set, Go! Connecting Immigrant and
By Chris Stephenson | September 27, 2016 | Uncategorized

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