Weekly Update Aug 1-7, 2016

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This week the Refugee Readiness Hub offers an array of publications from understanding refugee law to a study of the experiences of integration of Afghan refugees in Halifax. In addition, numerous IRCC bulletins are now available offering information for refugees in their resettlement process and the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Fact Sheets on supports and services for refugees in BC.

We also feature the Vancouver Immigrant Youth Blog providing an online space for youth, by youth. The blog shares stories of the challenges of being a newcomer and tips and advice on how to adjust in Canada.

It was also a busy week for news and events. Highlights include busting five common myths about Syrian refugees and a $20,000 prize for a 60-second short film that “inspires, engages and empowers Canadians to take action on the global refugee crisis.