Weekly Updates Jan 30 – Feb 5, 2017

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This week in the Refugee Readiness Hub, ISSofBC has released statistics on the resettlement of Government Assisted Refugees in Metro Vancouver in 2016. In addition, the UNHCR has produced a fact sheet on refugee resettlement worldwide and focuses on the United States.

The housing resource section of the hub has also been updated with a video on Pacifica Housing and their role in refugee resettlement and the Landlords Welcome Refugees Award–an initiative in the Waterloo Region in Ontario for Landlords interested in providing housing for refugees.

In the news and success stories this week, Muslim misconceptions: the everyday islamophobia facing Canadians, an open letter on the value of diversity in our communities, and a Vancouver Jewish temple raises $40K to sponsor Syrian family.