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Community Causes Learning Series - Social Services: Support for Immigrants and Refugees

Community Causes Learning Series - Social Services: Support for Immigrants and Refugees
November 1 , 2016
1:00pm

This fall, Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) opened their doors and invited our guests in for a tour of their new multi-service Welcome Centre. Please watch their grand opening video here.

The Welcome Centre is a regional services hub providing integrated housing and support services for newcomers destined to BC. In addition to ISSofBC, we learned about these three integrated organizations that help newcomers assimilate more readily into our society:

  1. Inland Refugee Society of British Columbia
  2. Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society
  3. Settlement Orientation Services

Our guests also had the opportunity to learn about Vancouver Foundation's Fresh Voices initiative. Nada Elmasry and Fadia Jouni, members Fresh Voice’s youth advisory group, shared their personal life experiences as refugees to Canada, and how their work with Fresh Voices has benefited their lives and supported many others.

Fresh Voices engages a youth advisory group of immigrant and refugee youth and youth workers to organize dialogue groups to address issues concerning Immigration, School & English Language Learning, Family, and Building Bridges & Working Solidarity.

You can watch a video about Fresh Voices here, and check out these two reports:

If you would like more information about our Community Causes Event Series, please contact our Donor Services Team at 604-688-2204.

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