Weekly Updates Oct 10 – 16, 2016

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A unique app developed in Vancouver, designed to help refugees arriving in a new country, has been launched globally by the UN’s refugee agency. Other news this week includes the refugee education crisis,  a Swedish delegation learns how British Columbians are helping refugees, Nanaimo multicultural society expects another refugee group, sharing on Thanksgiving Day baby Ahmed is a ‘proud Canadian’ born to a Syrian refugee family, songs for Syria benefit concert raising money for refugee sponsorship, and 8-year-old refugee activist recognized on Parliament Hill.

Resources updated this week delivers housing education and related services. Ready to Rent provides education that builds the skills, knowledge and confidence of participants while respecting them as adult learners through engaged and participatory curriculum.

An upcoming webinar registration has also been posted this week on how to tap into the talented refugee pool and create a diverse, inclusive, and productive workforce hosted by IEC-BC