On June 20, 2012, as part of World Refugee Day activities that took place at the Main Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, Mr. Andy Broderick, Vice President of Community Investments for Vancity Credit Union announced that Vancity would be providing a capital grant of $500,000 towards our new facility.
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.