Weekly Update: October 9-15, 2017

Trail Times Photo

Success Stories:

October 12, 2017 – Trail Times – Eritrean family reunited in Kelowna, B.C.

A father was finally reunited with his wife and children who have been in Rossland since 2015.

UNHCR Video – Ripples of Kindness in Canada

The Nansen Refugee Award is presented annually to an individual, group or organisation who are selflessly supporting refugees, internally displaced and stateless people. In 1985 ‘The People of Canada’ were awarded for their long-term support to refugees, with a particular focus on their ground-breaking private sponsorship program. To celebrate the past laureates of the Nansen Refugee Award, a filming mission took place to capture the spirit of the Award and the generosity of the people of Canada. A refugee family who were privately sponsored to Edmonton, Alberta, more than 40 years ago, have gone on to privately sponsor two Syrian families.

News & Events


Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Vancouver (ICA) – “We Speak Translate” Training

The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) utilizing the Google Translate app for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities.

Fri, 27 October 2017 | 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Location: Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria – 1806 Vancouver St., Victoria, BC V8T 5E3

Click HERE to Register for this FREE training. 

Private Sponsorship:

Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative – Guidebook and Planning Tools Based on Canada’s Model: Building Blocks of Community Sponsorship

News & Events:

October 3, 2017 – Canadian Council for Refugees E-Chronicle: Vol. 12 no. 2

In this issue:

Research & Publications:

August 2017 – Canadian Council for Refugees Ethical Considerations in Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration:

The CCR participated with others in a project to develop ethical guidelines for research with people in situations of forced migration. The guidelines include a checklist for organizations who are approached by researchers, to help evaluate whether the research will be conducted ethically, and taking into consideration the particular vulnerabilities of people who have been forcibly displaced.