Tag Archives: refugee

  1. Cycling program for newcomers

    August 14, 2017 by Didi Korcheva

    HUB Cycling, a non-profit organization that promotes cycling in Vancouver, in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) has …
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  2. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen meets with young newcomers in Vancouver

    April 12, 2017 by Didi Korcheva

    Last Friday, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen visited Fresh Voices, an initiative of Vancouver Foundation and the BC Representative for Children and Youth, whose mission is to offer a way for immigrant and refugee youth from across BC to engage in dialogue and action to identify and remove barriers to their success. Read more about the visit in the National Observer and visit Fresh Voices for information on how to get involved.

  3. Internships for Syrian Refugees

    August 19, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    We all know how important it is for immigrants to be able to gain Canadian experience so they have a better chance of finding a job. One company in Vancouver has decided they would like to offer Syrian refugees this opportunity. Globalme, a language and technology company, is offering 3 paid internships to refugees from Syria. Read more on the CBC website and listen to the interview with Globalme’s marketing manager Erik de Vries.

  4. ISS of BC Welcome Centre

    June 6, 2016 by Didi Korcheva

    A unique centre for refugees and immigrants has opened its doors. Named “first of its kind in the world” this facility will offer housing, healthcare, trauma support, youth and child services as well as ESL, and employment assistance and other support services. New immigrants and refuges will have access to programs in one place to help them transition into their new lives. Visit the website here and read more on the CBCNews website.

  5. Services in Vancouver for refugees

    December 14, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    A list of agencies in Vancouver providing various services to refugees:

    ISS of BC – settlement services and programs to assist newcomers integrate into the community.

    Inland Refugee Society – housing assistance, ESL and life skills classes, a weekly food bank and other services.

    Kinbrace – dedicated support and accessible educational resources.

    Refugee Health – medical issues pertinent to refugees, tools to improve mental health assessment and health literacy, community resources.

    Canadian Red Cross – provides tools to help prevent marginalization, distress and exploitation to refugees with minimal resources facing the reality of being homeless.

    MOSAIC – programs and services to empower newcomers to fully participate in Canadian society.

    Rainbow Refugee Committee – supports and advocates for people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Engages in outreach, advocacy and public education on QLGBT/HIV and refugee issues.

    PovNet – building an online anti-poverty community by providing information and resources to refugees.

    Settlement Orientation Services (S.O.S) in Vancouver, part of Canadian Council for Refugees – settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees.

  6. Sprott Shaw College offers full scholarships to Syrian refugees

    December 1, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    13 refugees from Syria will receive scholarship worth up to $20,000 each from one of Sprott Shaw’s 13 colleges in BC. The scholarships will cover tuition, books and fees for one of the colleges programs, including Health Care Assistant Program, the Early Childhood Education Program, the Business Administration Bookkeeping Program, and many more. Read more about the scholarships on the Sprott Shaw College website.

  7. North Shore programs

    October 13, 2015 by Didi Korcheva

    The North Shore Multicultural Society is offering a number of programs to help immigrants and refugees learn about life in Canada and learn or improve their English language skillls. Check out their Workshops page for more information.