Our Members

Partners

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.

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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.

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Since 1971, Burnaby Family Life has been offering quality community social services in Burnaby and in neighbouring communities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House has been connecting, celebrating, engaging and developing leaders for more than four decades—since 1976.

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New Hope Community Services Society provides transition housing and housing support to refugee claimants.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SUCCESS provides labour market, settlement & immigration services.

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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.

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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.

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Participants

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.

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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.

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Collège Éducacentre is the only francophone college in British Columbia. It offers a wide variety of courses and college programs tailored to the needs of the job market . All courses and programs are offered remotely and only in French!

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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.

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First Christian Reformed Church (CRC) is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church community that provides helps and support for refugee claimants in Vancouver.

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada. It also:

  • grants citizenship, and
  • issues travel documents (such as passports) to Canadians.

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The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps individuals and organizations to connect across cultures. It provides information, support and tools to help immigrants and refugees reach their goals. By engaging people through networks, education, employment, and arts programming they create a welcoming community.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The New Canadian Clinic provides primary care for government assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants. (referral required).

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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.

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Referral agency for refugee claimants.

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Vancity is a values-based financial co‑operative serving the needs of its more than 525,000 member-owners and their communities in the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw territories, with 59 branches in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay.

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