News April, 2017

City of Vancouver boosts funding to help asylum seekers

ISSofBC News The “voice of the asylum seeker” was heard this morning when representatives from four organizations serving refugee claimants released the inaugural issue of the Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights bulletin at a press conference at ISSofBC Welcome Centre.

Now accepting ISSofBC Bursary applications

ISSofBC is encouraging education for refugee youth and newcomers to Canada with five bursaries. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 30, 2017. 2017 MARIAN DEWITT BURSARY

Syrian food flavoured with grace and gratitude

By Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun | In Arabic, tayybeh means kind, generous, delicious. In Vancouver, Tayybeh is becoming better known as a regular pop-up Syrian feast cooked by women who’ve endured unimaginable hardships. It speaks powerfully about the emotional role of food and community.