Earlier this week after several consultations with staff and external partners ISSofBC finalized the size and components that will be incorporated into the new building. The final drawings have now been sent for an updated cost estimate. We should hear back in two weeks what the estimated price tag will be and thereafter we will know what our capital funding shortfall will be.
About the Author: Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the new Welcome House.