Weekly Update Aug 22 -28, 2016

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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 newcomers.

In addition, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has released new information about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.

In the news and success stories include a photo walk helping refugee kids find safe spaces,  how the arrival of second influx of Syrians will be smoother, the challenges of Syrian refugees returning to school and much more.