IN FOCUS                        

IN FOCUS is a MAP BC Information Working Group initiative designed to open public dialogue on important refugee claimant issues. MAP (Multi-Agency Partnership BC) is a network of over 50 non-government and government agencies supporting refugee claimants (asylum seekers) in BC. Our mandate includes engaging with the public on refugee issues and providing factual information regarding WHO is a refugee claimant and HOW claimants adapt to life in BC.

The four-part online lecture series, open to everyone, ties local to international refugee claimant issues. IN FOCUS invites well known speakers to address issues of concern and converse directly with participants in open Q&A periods.

MAP welcomes ideas from the community on topics you would like to see addressed concerning refugee claimants. Please email with your ideas.

We also welcome new volunteers to shape our IN FOCUS lectures and support promotions. If you would like to get involved contact Jenny at for more information.

Upcoming IN FOCUS events:

December 2021: See the Humans Behind the Trauma: Indigenous and asylum seeker experience

Past IN FOCUS events:

March 2021: A Bitter Pill – Utilizing the Talents of refugee Women Doctors

April 2021: Canadian Refugee Law – who does it Protect?

October 2021: Afghans in Search of a Home – Crisis Awareness and Welcoming Refugees to a Brighter Future

For all past events, please click HERE