Other Resources

You will find a list of curated resources to help you to promote refugees and refugee-friendly policy in BC below.

Fact Sheets, Statistical Highlights and Infographics:

UNHCR Infographics

Statistics Canada

Government of Canada – Immigrant, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)

AMSSA

Multi-Agency Partnership

  • Who is a refugee? Handy guide to explain the differences between types of refugees.

BC Refugee Hub

  • Refugee Claimant Statistical Bulletin: The BC Refugee Hub compiles statistics for refugee claimant arrivals in British Columbia in the quarterly editions of the refugee claimant bulletin.
  • Refugee Claimant FAQ: The BC Refugee Hub has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Refugee Claimants in British Columbia. The FAQ explains the complete process for refugee claimants making a claim in Canada.
  • Refugee Claim Process (Infographic): Covers the timeline of activities for refugee claimants from the time they enter Canada to the time they receive a decision on their claim.

Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)

  • GAR Bulletins: Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) Bulletin released by ISSofBC quarterly – bulletins highlight GAR arrivals to British Columbia under the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)

Toolkits & Training:

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)

  • Positive public opinion toolkit – This toolkit is intended to help us get better at sharing stories, initiating better conversations and driving more productive community narratives that involve those who came to Canada to seek refuge from persecution.
  • Promoting and raising awareness on refugee rights toolkit – This toolkit provides a variety of resources that can be used to promote refugee rights in different circumstances, for example meeting with Member of Parliament (MP) to advocate for equal resettlement for refugees, and other scenarios.

World Association for Christian Communication – Europe Region and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe

UNHCR

  • Teaching about refugees toolkit – This toolkit provides introductory information on refugees and how to educate others about refugees. Provides a comprehensive list of teaching and media materials and resources, along with proper words and terms to be used when describing refugees.

The Discourse

Refugees being interview by the media toolkit

BC Refugee Hub

In-person and online training session in June 2019: “Connected, Empowered and Media Literate – Changing the Portrayal of Refugees in the Media”. Settlement serving agencies, stakeholders and community partners all play a role in serving and supporting refugees and refugee claimants in their settlement and integration process in Canada. As such, this session was attended by settlement workers, refugees, directors, academics, community organizers, advocates, all orders of government, and communications professionals who contributed to the dialogue from varying perspectives.

The training reviews the following topics with academics and persons with live refugee experiences:

  • The current portrayal of refugees in the media;
  • Explored how technology is empowering refugee communities to reclaim the narrative;
  • Discussed opportunities for the settlement sector and allied community and academic sectors to contribute to the discourse

Include PPT decks and video recording of plenary presentations

AMSSA

Media Campaigns:

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)

BC Refugee Hub

  • #RefugeeSuccessStory – This campaign highlighted positive success stories of refugees in BC in the lead up to World Refugee Day (June 2019)