British Columbia - Immigrants And Refugees

The BC Court of Appeal recently concluded that Parliament intended to make it a criminal offence to help refugees, on a humanitarian basis, and that the Charter allows it. The law criminalizes...
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
For refugees, starting over just got easier as the provincial government has promised settlement service agencies in British Columbia it will pick up funding for refugee mental health services that...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, British Columbia
If you are new to Vancouver or planning your move to Vancouver, these guides will be helpful. "Growing Roots: A Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver" features unique and personal stories shared by Vancouver...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
The Tyee recently published an article concerning federal funding cuts to mental health refugee agencies. In six weeks, refugees arriving in British Columbia will no longer receive free help to cope...
Keywords: Government Policy, Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, British Columbia
The B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is representing a group of tree planters, most of them immigrants or refugees of African origin, who were found living in squalid conditions in a...
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities...
Keywords: Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia, All of Canada
This website is a portal, or clearinghouse, of Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) resources and information for those who are working with and for the migrant workers in the Province of...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), migrant workers, migrant workers, PLEI, PLEI, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of British Columbia (AMSSA) is a coalition of over 80 organizations providing multicultural programs and immigrant settlement services...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
NOII is a movement of refugees, immigrants and allies that organizes various campaigns for regularization and for justice and self-determination for immigrants, refugees, and indigenous people.
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
The website for ISSBC, a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides settlement, community, English-language, training and employment services to immigrants, refugees and foreign students in...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia
More than 50 Filipino migrant workers recruited to Canada under the Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) program have filed a $10 million class action suit against Denny’s restaurants in British Columbia...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
An article in the Globe and Mail says that poverty is growing in the suburbs of Vancouver especially for newcomers and people of colour.
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, British Columbia
The YWCA is seeing a growing number of mothers without legal status, many of whom have fled their relationships because of abuse. While trying to rebuild their lives and still adapting to a new...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, family law, family law, Immigrants and Refugees, immigration law, immigration law, immigration status, immigration status, Legal Info (PLEI), mothers, mothers, non-status, non-status, service providers, service providers, sponsorship, sponsorship, Women, British Columbia
This site provides free legal information, education, and resources for newcomers to Canada and the settlement workers and others who work with them.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, legal information, newcomers, settlement workers, British Columbia
IM-POWER-ED is a one-year project that aims to assist all groups of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in orienting, educating and empowering themselves via access to public legal education and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), temporary foreign workers, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
The Justice Education Society has programs and resources aimed at making the justice system more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Immigrants and Refugees, legal education, legal education, Legal Research, self help tools, British Columbia
MOSAIC has recently updated some of their public legal guides. Check out Immigration and Refugee Law Guide (Editor's Note, Sept 2010: This Guide is now called Legal Issues for Newcomers and is...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. They...
Keywords: child protection, criminal justice, family law, Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), multilingual, British Columbia
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS) Immigrant Women Engagement in the Legal System project has released their first report, Engaging Immigrant Women In The Legal System-Community Engagement...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, LGBTQ, Violence, Women, British Columbia