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Reports and Publications

ISSofBC special reports


Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights - A report on monthly statistics, trends and observations of new refugee claimant clients at ISSofBC Welcome Centre.


A Roadmap to Integration for GARs destined outside Metro Vancouver - A report on the settlement experiences of 251 Syrian Government-Assisted Refugees who settled in five communities outside of Metro Vancouver in 2016.

Syrian Refugee Settlement Patterns in Metro Vancouver -  A report on the over 3,600 Syrians refugees who settled in sixty-nine (69) different communities throughout BC between November 4, 2015 to December 31, 2016.

Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights bulletin - Combined statistics, trends and observations on refugee claimants arriving in BC.

Refugee Claimants Flow Chart -The chart shows the process in a BC context of refugee claimants from the first 24 hours to 2 months and beyond.


Syrian Refugee Operation to British Columbia: One Year In - A Roadmap to Integration and Citizenship - With the unprecedented number of Syrian refugee arrivals to BC within the past year, ISSofBC took the opportunity to mark their first year in Canada by documenting their early settlement experiences and outcomes.

Syrian Refugee Youth Consultation - Close to 60 Syrian refugee youth got together to share experiences of their first 8 months in Canada and make recommendations on settlement needs in BC.


'I'm the one who is looking after my family': Refugee Youth - Research Report on Pre-Departure Orientation Programs for Refugee  Youth - July

Moving Forward: 'Unheard Voices' - Report on the Immigrant Seniors Forum- March


Karen Refugees After Five Years in Canada - Readying Communities for Refugee Resettlement - July

Refugee Newcomers in Metro Vancouver- Government Assisted Refugee Settlement Patterns in Metro Vancouver - May

Refugee Newcomers in Surrey - Government Assisted Refugee Settlement Patterns in Surrey - April

We Are Here Now - Art & stories by child refugees in Surrey - March


'From One Nation, One People' to 'Operation Swaagatem' - Bhutanese Refugees in Coquitlam, BC - May

A New Start - Refugee Youth Pre-Departure Orientation Pilot Program Report - September


Changing Faces, Changing Neighbourhoods - Government Assisted Refugee Settlement Patterns in Metro Vancouver - December

Aceh-Malaysia-Vancouver - Settlement Among Acehnese Refugees Five Years On - November

Issues Affecting Government-Assisted Refugees in Canada - A Sector- Based Research Agenda - November

Gang Prevention for New Immigrant and Refugee Youth in B.C  -  A Community Consultation Paper - April

Refugee Mental Health - Promising Practices Guide - June


At Home in Surrey Home -  The Housing Experiences of Refugees in Surrey, BC - June

What's Next? Developing a Lifeline for Refugee Immigrant Teenagers in BC - Refugee Teenager Consultation Report - April


Faces of Refugees - Settlement Patterns in the Greater Vancouver Regional District - June


New Beginnings - Settlement Outcomes for Government Sponsored Refugees in BC - December


Afghan MapChinese MapRussian Map, Korean Map - Tri-Cities Newcomer Mapping Project