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Join us and engage in conversation about refugees, resettlement policies and ways you and your community can contribute to helping those most in need.

November 24 – The Syrian Refugee Crisis – Burnaby Firefighters Banquet and Conference Centre
UBC Geography Professor Dan Hiebert, and ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services Chris Friesen discuss the migration of Syrian refugees and resettlement in BC.

November 12, 25 and December 12 –  Refugee Crisis and it’s Impact on Burnaby –  Maywood Elementary School
This three-part dialogue includes presentations on the state of Canada’s humanitarian program and the refugee experience, Canada’s role in the Syrian refugee crisis and potential economic impacts, and how prepared is Burnaby for an increase in refugees?

November 4 – for Peace Talks, Refugee Crisis and Media Hype – HootSuite
In the wake of overwhelming media coverage on the Syrian refugee crisis, are we giving the situation the attention it deserves? Join ISSofBC’s Caroline Dailly and others for a discussion on the refugee crisis and what can be done to affect real change.

November 3 – Welcoming Refugees: Connecting Research, Learning and Practice – UBC
Engage in the conversation about refugee resettlement in our region with the Liu Institute for Global Issues. The afternoon event features networking, dialogue, exhibitor booths and a spotlight on ISSofBC’s new Welcome House facility.

November 1 – Refugee Crisis:  Ways to Respond – Royal Oak Community Church
Are you looking for ways to help in response to the current refugee crisis? Join ISSofBC, other immigrant serving organizations and church groups for an evening of information, stories and perspective from leading experts in the field.

September 16 – Find out how you can help refugees in Vancouver – Vancouver City Hall
ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services Chris Friesen was joined by senior officials from Immigrant Settlement Services, and Eyob Naizghi, executive director of MOSAIC, to share background information with the public, many of whom wish to help but are still unclear as to what are the various actions they can take to help address the crisis and assist those in need.