Weekly Updates: May 28 – June 3, 2017

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Resource Centre:


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has re-vamped their website for new immigrants with new search options to locate settlement services in all regions – with an option for “services for refugees”.


ISSofBC Bursaries – ISSofBC is encouraging education for refugee youth and newcomers to Canada with six bursaries. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 30, 2017.

Research and Publications:

April 2016 – The report Syrian Refugee Settlement Patterns in Metro Vancouver: Changing Patterns and New Influences released by ISSofBC, provides a glimpse of where Syrian GARs who arrived between November 4, 2015 and December 31, 2016 currently reside

Success Stories:

CBC News (May 29, 2017) – Syrian pop-up dinners help refugee women and share delicious food – Tayybeh, A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine, provides opportunity for refugee women facing barriers.