Our partners attend MAP meetings and receive current information concerning refugee claimant opportunities via the MAP mailing list. In addition Partners have voting rights and can stand for election to any co-chair position at MAP.
AMSSA is a provincial association that strengthens its member agencies and stakeholders, who serve newcomers and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates.
bc211 is a nonprofit organization that specializes in providing free information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC. Our help line services include 211, the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line.
Since 1971, Burnaby Family Life has been offering quality community social services in Burnaby and in neighbouring communities.
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society (DIVERSEcity) is a registered not for profit agency offering a wide range of services and programs to the culturally diverse communities of the lower mainland. It has a strong commitment to raising awareness of the economic and cultural contributions immigrants make to Canadian society, and to raising awareness of the value of diversity.
First Baptist Church knows that when a person or family is newly arrived, the barriers of language and loneliness can make Vancouver seem daunting. International Ministry at FBC exists as a community to help people overcome these barriers and help them follow Jesus with a heart for the city and beyond.
Fraser Health delivers a wide range of health care services to more than 1.8 million people living in communities stretching from Burnaby to White Rock to Hope.
Inasmuch Community Society provides transition housing, settlement services, customized employment counseling and basic living support in the first six to eight months following an asylum seeker’s arrival in BC. Its purpose is to create a family, a home and a supportive community for refugee claimants.
The SOS Settlement Team provides first language support with all aspects of the refugee claim process as well as general settlement services for refugee claimants.
Journey Home Community Association was created in of 2005 to assist newly arriving refugee claimant families with essential resources such as transitional housing, food and clothing if necessary, and relational support.
Jumpstart – Refugee Talent is a Canadian non-profit focused on streamlining the process of the arrival of refugees and their employment. Founded in 2015, Jumpstart supports refugees and newcomers in their entry into both the education and job markets. Jumpstart began as an organization focused on assisting Syrian newcomers and has since grown to encompass all refugees within its scope.
Kinbrace, is a Vancouver-based non-profit charity, that assists people arriving in Canada seeking refugee protection. It facilitates transition by providing help with housing, integration, well-being, and access to refugee protection.
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is a grassroots, multi-service community agency that has been providing a broad range of free or low cost social services and programs to children, youth, adults, seniors and families in East Vancouver for 60 years.
The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction focuses on providing British Columbians in need with a system of supports to help them achieve their social and economic potential.
MCC works with Spanish-speakers and English-speakers in the metro Vancouver area, providing assistance with applications, accompaniment to appointments, information related to community resources, and assistance in finding housing and work opportunities for refugee claimants.
MOSAIC is a multilingual, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting immigrants and refugees with their settlement and integration needs. Through a variety of programs and services, MOSAIC helps its clients participate fully in Canadian society. Since its inception over 40 years ago, MOSAIC has become one of Canada’s largest immigrant-serving organizations.
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has been connecting, celebrating, engaging and developing leaders for more than four decades—since 1976.
New Hope Community Services Society provides transition housing and housing support to refugee claimants.
Options Community Services is a non-profit society and registered charity dedicated to making a difference. They are committed to empowering individuals, supporting families and promoting community health through a wide variety of programs.
PICS Society provides a broad spectrum of programs and services which includes Employment Programs, Settlement Services, Language Services, Social Programs and Housing Services. Our services assist new immigrants, seniors, farm workers, women and youth.
Since 1975, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) has been helping immigrant and refugee women integrate and grow into Canadian society.
We are a caring community dedicated to creating learning programs that are responsive to our participants’ unique needs.
Purpose Society provides case management/settlement supports to all immigrants and refugees in the Fraser Health region who are HIV positive or at high risk for HIV, and facing complex challenges in Canada.
Our goal is to support them navigate through HIV treatment/healthcare system, life’s daily struggles, immigration application and/or cultural changes and barriers, and transition into Canadian living.
QMUNITY values and celebrates the lives of queer people, and is committed to creating inclusive spaces and programming. QMUNITY supports a person’s right to self-define their own sexual and gender identity, gender beliefs, gender pronouns and gender expression; and to have their personal boundaries respected.
QMUNITY provides information and Referrals, Peer Support Groups, and/or counseling for refugee claimants.
Roots Community Health Centre provides person-centered, longitudinal care to vulnerable newcomers through an interdisciplinary, culturally safe team of family practice clinicians, specialists, allied health, social service professionals, and patient medical home attachment services.
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House (SVNH) is a community-based organization that focuses on connecting people and strengthening the neighbourhoods in South Vancouver. Their mandate is to develop harmonious relationships among community groups of different cultural, economic, religious, and social backgrounds.
A cooperative community health centre, delivering culturally-appropriate health care to immigrants and newcomers in the Lower Mainland. Donors have helped them provide patient-centered care to over 3,000 families.
Based in Vancouver, VAST supports the mental health of refugees who arrive in BC with psychological trauma as a result of torture, political violence, and other forms of persecution on the basis of race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Zaytuna Services Society is committed to providing professional settlement and immigration services to newcomers including immigrants, refugees and refugee claimants. We embrace diversity and provide a client centered approach, helping facilitate engagement in the work force, schools and the Canadian society. We aim to create conditions leading to successful outcomes for anyone in need, ultimately fostering a welcoming environment.
Participants attend MAP meetings and receive current information concerning refugee claimant opportunities via the MAP mailing list.
Edelmann and Company is a progressive law firm located in Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighbourhood. Edelmann represents individuals at all stages of immigration, refugee and citizenship processes, assisting to acquire or retain status in Canada.
First Christian Reformed Church (CRC) is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church community that provides helps and support for refugee claimants in Vancouver.
- grants citizenship, and
- issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians.
The Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology manages government services that help support and maintain the strong and diverse economy that British Columbians need for long-term prosperity. It’s the ministry’s mandate to grow B.C.’s technology sector, champion innovation, nurture small businesses, support economic development throughout the province, and promote B.C. internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business.
The New Canadian Clinic provides primary care for government assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants. (referral required).
REACH Community Health Centre is a community-governed organization that believes that good health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being. We provide innovative, high-quality primary health and dental care, and social and educational services to support the physical and mental health and well-being of our community and the individuals within it.
Sky Theatre Group is an independent, registered not-for-profit company. Originally established in 2013 as a Canadian community theatre by a group of Vancouver based and international professional theatre artists who are moved to and live in Vancouver. We work with Vancouver communities to practice theatrical ideas and train young amateurs.