News June, 2016

Refugee women need to know more of their rights

By Erin Ellis, The Province | Female refugees arriving in Canada from Syria desperately need educating about their rights, an obstetrician-gynecologist from Syria’s second-largest city told a medical conference in Vancouver on Tuesday.

Calgary police tap social media for immigrant outreach

By David Bell, CBC News | What’s the best way to roll out the welcome mat for new Canadians? The Calgary police are hoping it’s YouTube videos. They are done in six languages: Arabic, English, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish and Tagalog. The idea is to reach out to immigrants who come from places where police interaction … Continued

Surrey home to almost half of B.C.’s Syrian refugees

By Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun | More Syrian refugees than expected have settled in Surrey, despite efforts by Ottawa and Victoria to send more of them outside the Lower Mainland, figures from the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. reveal.