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.
Covenant House works with Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk street youth. It helps young people aged 16 to 24 who have fled physical, emotional and sexual abuse; those who have been forced from their homes; and those who have aged out of foster care.
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.
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 refugee led non-profit organization. Founded in 2016, we focus on the economic empowerment of newly settled refugees in Canada by connecting them to meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Jumpstart began as an organization focused on supporting Syrian newcomers and has since grown to encompass refugees from all backgrounds within its scope. Jumpstart is the only national organization exclusively serving refugees seeking meaningful employment.
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.
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House on Main Street in Vancouver exists to connect, engage and empower community members to create a vibrant, inclusive and caring neighbourhood.
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.
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has been connecting, celebrating, engaging and developing leaders for more than four decades—since 1976.
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.
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services Society (“MFBCS”) is a non-profit, charitable organization. Its goal is to support its clients become self-sufficient, dignified members of Canadian society by assisting with immediate needs for food through its Food Bank operations and providing a holistic range of support services through its ASPIRE Community Services and Youth Support programs.
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.
Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.
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.
The Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) is a non-profit organization founded in November 1989 by three former refugees. The centre helps immigrants, refugees and new Canadian citizens, settle and adapt into new lives in Greater Victoria.
The YMCA is committed to strengthening the foundations of community by:
- Helping children and families thrive
- Promoting healthy living
- Fostering belonging and connection.
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.
ACS provides Counselling, Employment support and some Basic settlement services in Abbotsford.
Baobab Inclusive Empowerment Society strives to empower vulnerable families and individuals with multiple barriers in its community through advocacy, education, dialogue, innovation, social responsibility and support for humanity.
Since 1992, CANN has provided services to over 750,000 newcomers arriving in Canada through the Vancouver International Airport. CANN also began providing services to government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees in 1997. The program is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and its services are provided by S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a major settlement and community services organization with over 20 locations in British Columbia and overseas.
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.
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.
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.
Impact North Shore is a for-purpose, social impact organization with locations in North and West Vancouver. We are a registered charity providing services for newcomers and inclusive community building. We believe everyone thrives in strong communities and that all people have the right to fairness, equality, and dignity. We believe in the strength and capacity of newcomers to thrive and succeed and we are dedicated to creating links for meaningful connections.
The IRIS Project is Evaluating Inequities in Refugee and Immigrant Women’s Sexual Health Access (IRIS) Project) at the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity. Find out more at the website below:
The MCC Newcomers Food Bank is attached to Sherbrooke Mennonite Church in Vancouver. You can find out more by clicking the link below
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs takes leadership in supporting local governments and residents to build vibrant and healthy communities that are well governed, liveable, safe, economically resilient, and socially and environmentally responsible.
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.
The New Canadian Clinic provides primary care for government assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants. (referral required).
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.
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.