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Five community organizations have been chosen to lead Refugee Response Teams to help refugees settle and integrate into British Columbia communities.

The teams are supported by a $500,000 investment from the $1-million Refugee Readiness Fund. The RRTs will identify and prioritize short-term community needs to support a coordinated approach to helping refugees in each region.

Below is a list of the RRTs in each region:

Cariboo

Lead Organization:
Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society of Prince George (IMSS)
Contact: Hira Rashid
E-mail: crrt@imss.ca
Phone:  250-562-2900

Thompson-Okanagan 

Lead Organization:
Kelowna Community Resources (KCR)
Contact: Dorothee Birker
Email: Dorothee@kcr.ca
Phone:  250-860-4911

Fraser Valley

Lead Organization:
DIVERSEcity
RRT website: http://fraservalleyrrt.ca/
Contact: Jennifer Basu
Email: fraservalleyrrt@dcrs.ca
Phone:  604-365-7997

Metro Vancouver

Lead Organization:
MOSAIC
RRT website: http://metrovanrrt.ca/
Contact: Saleem Spindari
Email: sspindari@mosaicbc.org
Phone: 604-254-9626 ext. 226

Vancouver Island

Lead Organization:
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS)
RRT website: https://virrt.ca/
Contact:  Alix Hotsenpillar & Andrea Westfall
Email: alix@vircs.bc.ca & andrea@vircs.bc.ca
Phone:  250-361-9433