Weekly Updates Nov 7 – 13, 2016


Be sure to check out the The Fresh Voices Awards this week. The award recognizes the inspiration and leadership of immigrant and refugee youth in British Columbia and across Canada, working to advance social change based on themes and priorities including Immigration, School and English Language Learning, Family, Building Bridges and Working in Solidarity. Nominate someone today!

The Liu Institute for Global Issues has released a video series this week, Seeking Refuge, focusing on different aspects of the refugee crisis we are witnessing in today’s world. View video1 or video3.

The Refugee Hub has also added quick facts including global trends on forced displacement in 2015.

Additional resources have been updated from the Ministry of Advanced Education on an Adult Upgrading Grant application and policy manual, and an evaluation of the Resettlement Programs in Canada.

In the events section this week, WorkSafeBC will hold the Orientation Program for Arabic-Speaking Newcomers, Prosper Canada will provide online training on financial literacy, and there will be a special exhibit, The Story ‘Behind the Lines’ Contemporary Syrian Art opening late November in Duncan, BC.

In the news and success stories; Syrian refugee in Nanaimo hopeful to find work after returning to school, UN campaign will feature Canada’s ‘unique’ private sponsorship program for refugees, supplementary information on the 2017 Immigration Levels Plan ,and B.C. pilot project looks to find jobs for Syrian refugees.