Weekly Updates Oct 3 – 9, 2016


In the news and success stories this week young syrian refugees talked frankly about barriers and opportunities faced in Canada. This was led in partnership with the Fresh Voices Initiative of Vancouver Foundation and ISSofBC. A summary of the consultation, video and final report created from these talks are now available at http://issbc.org/whoweare.

Other news included Ottawa studies ways to ease Syrian refugee integration, Canada called a leader in refugee crisis, and refugees wanted: meet companies creating jobs for the displaced.

The Refugee Readiness Hub has also added a new report on integrating refugees into a host country which examines the labour markets, challenges and policy options.

Issue 13 of the Refugee Readiness Fund Newsletter – Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma was also published this week.