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.
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.
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.
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.
Kingcrest International Neighbours is a Christ-centered organization that supports and empowers immigrants, refugees, temporary workers and visitors through English Language Learning (ELL) and community-building. All are welcome to come, learn and be loved.
The New Canadian Clinic provides primary care for government assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants. (referral required).
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.
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.