Resources for Refugees

Category: Outreach & Services.

As you wait for your Application to be processed

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Some Other Tips to Living in Vancouver

Category: Outreach & Services.

Second Hand Stores

Second-hand and consignment stores sell used clothing, furniture and other household items, usually very cheaply. Sometimes you can bargain to bring down the price. If you are just starting out, this is usually a good way to find things that you need to get by.

Quest Foods

Quality food may be difficult to come across, when first getting started. QUEST Food Exchange is BC’s largest non-for-profit exchange program, offering access to affordable and... Read More

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English Language Services for Adults (ELSA)

Category: Outreach & Services.

You may have had a chance to try out the English learning links introduced at the beginning. ELSA is English Language Services for Adults. The ELSA program is free for all sponsored refugees. ELSA classes are programmed to help newcomers to:
  • Learn every day English
  • Develop employment skills
  • Use a computer
  • Learn about Canadian culture and history
  • Make friends with other newcomers
There are a variety of classes that... Read More

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Public Transportation

Category: Outreach & Services.

  If you do not have your license or access to a vehicle you can use public transportation to get around. These include: buses, the sky train and the sea bus. You need exact change for transit fare or a Read More

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Find a Settlement Agency / Find a Place to live

Category: Outreach & Services.

Settlement Agencies

Starting out in a new city may be hard and frightening. You may not know where to start or the type of services that are available. You can get information about your community, jobs, language training and much more from Settlement Agencies. Some of the main Settlement Agencies in the Lower Mainland are:

CHIMO Crisis Services

CHIMO serves offers crisis, transition and education... Read More

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