Past Events

Click on the images below to view recordings and find out about events MAP BC has held in the past… 

Conversation with a Refugee Lawyer

Impacts of STCA

World Refugee Day Celebrations 2023

World Refugee Day Celebrations 2022

World Refugee Day Celebrations 2021 – June 2021

World Refugee Day Celebrations 2020

World Refugee Day Celebrations 2019

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.

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

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

March 2022: Finding Home – Transformative Places Where refugee Claimants Flourish

November 2022: Seeking Asylum: Everything you thought you knew about Canadian Refugee Law

April 2023: Building Connections – an interactive Resource Fair for Refugee Claimants

For all past events, please click HERE