B.C. charities turn to online fundraising to keep up with demand from asylum seekers – British Columbia – CBC News

Some Vancouver charities are banding together and turning to crowdfunding to cover the costs of assisting the rising number of asylum seekers arriving in B.C.

Source: B.C. charities turn to online fundraising to keep up with demand from asylum seekers – British Columbia – CBC News

Avenue 0: How U.S. asylum seekers are finding their way to British Columbia – British Columbia – CBC News

They boarded a flight from New York to Seattle, took a taxi to Blaine, Wash., then pushed a stroller with their newborn baby inside, across 0 Avenue in Surrey into Canada.

Source: Avenue 0: How U.S. asylum seekers are finding their way to British Columbia – British Columbia – CBC News

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Finding Shelter in Canada: Discussion Group for Refugee Claimants and Refugees Landed in Canada Nov. 17th and Nov. 20th

Nov. 17th and 20th – Finding Shelter in Canada: A discussion group for Refugee Claimants & Refugees Landed in Canada

Guided conversations concerning current housing procedures during the different stages of settlement.

A safe, confidential discussion group to share your experience in temporary shelter/housing facilities and finding permanent housing. Information from both discussion groups will be utilized to improve housing programming and assistance.

All languages welcome. Drinks, food and bus tickets provided.
Participants will receive a gift certificate for their participation.
All languages welcome, translation services on request.
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Inquire for more information. Registration is limited.

To register:
• call 778-328-8888, or
• email contact@inlandrefugeesociety.ca, or
• register in person at #615 -525 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Please specify session #1 or #2, language, and dietary restrictions.

Session 1:
Tuesday, Nov. 17th – 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Another Space Community Space
1523 E Pender Street, Vancouver, BC

Session 2:
Friday, Nov. 20th – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
St. Barnabas Perish
1010 5th Avenue, New Westminster, BC

Organized by the Inland Refugee Society of BC
Funded by the City of Vancouver Homelessness Action Week Initiative