1. Finding a New Home in Vancouver

    September 24, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    NewToBC provides information and resources for immigrants looking to establish themselves and their families in Vancouver. Read more here.

  2. Beeba Boys – a film about the darker side of the immigrant experience

    September 21, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    Set in Vancouver, Beeba Boys is a story about youth gangs of Indian descent. Making its debut at the Toronto International …
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  3. Nominate an immigrant youth to win a $1,000 award

    September 8, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    A series of $1,000 bursaries will be awarded to youth chosen by the Fresh Voices Initiative at Vancouver Foundation. The Initiative, in …
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  4. Syrian refugee in Vancouver offers perspective

    September 5, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    In the wake of the heartbreaking images of refugees in Europe this past week, Majd Agha, a young Syrian refugee living in Vancouver shares his struggles with the Canadian refugee system in this article published by VanCity Buzz.

  5. The LA Times on Vancouver’s immigrant transformation

    August 16, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    An interesting read in today’s edition of the Los Angeles Times about how Vancouver was transformed from “provincial” to one of the most expensive real estate markets in North America by Chinese wealth, not without controversies. Read more here.

  6. BC project on forced marriages in different communities

    August 4, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    MOSAIC and the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) are working on a two-year project on researching forced marriages in BC as well as finding ways to help the victims. The results of the survey conducted by these two organizations reveal a complex picture of forced marriages and not a feature of any single culture. Read more from MOSAIC here and visit the website endforcedmarriages.ca for help and resources. 

  7. “Just Say Hello”

    July 23, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    <span style=”font-family: Georgia; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.625;”>A project aimed at overcoming social isolation among immigrants in metro Vancouver will launch this fall. By wearing lapels inviting others to chat, participants will be engaging with other residents of their communities and thus creating a friendlier and more welcoming environment for people from different cultures. Stay tuned for more information and in the meantime read more here.


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