Weekly Update: July 31 – August 6, 2017

ISSfBC Bike Hub

Success Stories:

CBC News (August 6, 2017) – New Canadians learn to cycle the city in Vancouver bike host program: The program matched 16 local cyclists with 16 newcomers from different countries

Vancouver Sun ( August 3, 2017) – Home, Shelter, Belonging: The meaning of space at Harmony Arts Festival and West Vancouver Museum


News & Events:

SFU News (July 31, 2017) – Improving services key for LGBTQ+ newcomers

News1130 (July 31, 2017) – Clooney Foundation to open schools for Syrian refugees

Vancouver Sun (August 1, 2017) – Services needed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning newcomers in Surrey: Study

CBC News (August 5, 2017) – Misleading social media messages entice Haitian asylum seekers to come to Canada – WhatsApp message, Youtube video making rounds erroneously reports Canada issued open invitation to Haitians

CBC News (August 6, 2017) – LGBT refugees in Lower Mainland face service gaps : Advocates say basic refugee services need to be tailored to LGBT community


Research & Publications:

Report: Mapping Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Migrant Needs in Surrey, BC – A report commissioned by DIVERSEcity

Canadian Council for Refugees: It’s time to lead. Again. Always.

Canadian Council for Refugees – Spring 2017 Consultation Report: This report includes an introduction with general information about this Consultation, as well as a summary of workshops and plenary sessions and a synopsis of participant evaluations.