Weekly Updates Jan 2 – Jan 8, 2017

The Refugee Readiness Hub has added a new resource to assist in the application process of income assistance. The resource is available in both English and Arabic. In addition, this week in the news and success stories B.C. volunteer connects Syrian women refugees through love of homeland’s cuisine, refugees and their sponsors celebrate a year
By Chris Stephenson | January 13, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Updates Dec 26, 2016 – Jan 1, 2017

In the news this week Syrian refugees face challenges accessing childcare in Kamloops, refugee families in B.C. get help to navigate the Canadian school system, Vancouver hotel manager guided newcomers into Canadian life, Vancouver startup internships help refugees move into job market, and Syrian refugee family settling into new life in Burnaby, B.C.
By Chris Stephenson | January 13, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Updates Dec 19 – Dec 25, 2016

The Refugee Readiness Hub has added webinar training and supporting documents titled Syrian Refugees Month 13 & Beyond: Orientation on BC Income Assistance and Pathways to Employment for Refugees. The 2-hour training webinar and documents cover the following topics; an introduction to the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP), Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) transition out of RAP
By Chris Stephenson | January 13, 2017 | What's New

Weekly Updates Dec 12 – Dec 18, 2016

Refugee Readiness Teams in BC are proactively planning for the settlement of refugees. Learn more by visiting new team websites for the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. In addition, in the news this week Syrian refugees in Victoria worry about finding work, a milestone looms for Canada’s Syrian refugees: ‘Month 13’, voice messages
By Chris Stephenson | December 21, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Dec 5 – Dec 11, 2016

With the unprecedented number of Syrian refugee arrivals to BC within the past year, ISSofBC took the opportunity to mark their first year in Canada by documenting their early settlement experiences and outcomes in a report titled Syrian Refugee Operation to British Columbia: One Year In. In the news this week racist incidents in B.C.
By Chris Stephenson | December 20, 2016 | What's New

Weekly Updates Nov 28 – Dec 4, 2016

This week a group of Syrian refugees gave back to the Vancouver community by preparing a multicultural dinner at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, a Vancouver volunteer uses past skills as a cook to assist refugees, and student led sponsorships have allowed three refugees to not only study in Nanaimo but become permanent Canadian residents.
By Chris Stephenson | December 14, 2016 | What's New


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