Immigrants & Refugees
Immigrants and refugees face unique problems when settling in a new country, including culture shock, language barriers, dealing with trauma. and the transfer of job skills. Agencies are available to help with the adjustment.
This resource shows how you can support refugees as they arrive in your community or country.
This article talks about the prejudice and disrcimination Muslims have faced, in particulaur the aftermath of an attack on o Mosque in 2017.
Alberta Immigration assists families from around the world to immigrate and settle in Canada. They provide professional, personalized service tailored to meet their clients' specific needs. Their services include Immigration, Employment Services, Settlement and Real Estate purchases.
Canadian Immigrant is a national multimedia platform to help immigrants succeed in Canada by providing the information, inspiration and connections they need.
This non-profit focuses on the commitment to provide a bridge between the African community by assisting immigrants in acquiring the skills, knowledge, experience to integrate into society successfully. There are culturally sensitive services provided in French, English, Swahili, other African languages, and Arabic.
This is a comprehensive list of local agencies that help immigrant and refugee families adapt to life in Canada. This list will help immigrant families, allies, and health professionals become familiar with services in their province/territory or region.
EISA provides programs and direct services relating to Integration, Settlement, Adaptation and Education for new immigrants, refugees and first generation Canadians in Edmonton and surrounding areas regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality or ethnic origin to assist them make a smooth transition into Canadian life.
Imagine NB is an intensive, bilingual, intercultural leadership accelerator to support the ideas, talents and passions of immigrants.
IRCOM is a one of a kind place; a home to hundreds of immigrants and refugees from across the globe, who are secured with long-term, affordable, and safe housing, together with holistic, wrap around programs and services for parents and children alike.
Several services and resources for Indigenous Communities
This is an immigrant settlement service agency that provides services with language, settlement, community integration, employment - virtually or in person. The goal is to empower their clients and staff to collaborate, to learn and grow together and ultimately be able to chart a path so they are able to have a future in where the community can ultimately thrive.
Immigrant Services Calgary has been provides a wide range of settlement services to immigrants and refugees to help them settle in Calgary. ISC works collaboratively to ensure clients have access to programs and services that can help them overcome the challenges that come with immigrating to a new country. Services include translation services, english testing/education, employment support and more.
CMEF provides this exhaustive list of immigrant service agencies across the City of Edmonton
Immigrate and Settle in Quebec is a resource offering a variety of immigration services and opportunities to workers, students, famillies or enterprises. Comprehensive information is also given aiding in integration.
Legal Aid Alberta is a publically funded, non-profit that provides affordable legal services in many different sectors including immigration.
Jumpstart Refugee Talent is a refugee led non-profit organization and the only national organization exclusively serving refugees seeking meaningful economic inclusion. They focus on the economic empowerment of newly settled refugees in Canada by facilitating meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
MOSAIC is one of the largest settlement non-profit organizations in Canada. They serve immigrant, refugee, migrant, and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs.
This registered charity helped build the only present mosque in the province. It provides not only the ability for regular access to prayer sessions at the mosque but also an Sunday Islamic School as well as Quran classes for adult and children, and Sisters halaqas (study circles).
This site is an introduction to Indigenous culture to newcomers to Canada, It discusses the Inuit, First Nations, and Metis.
A non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation that provides a safe haven and support services to women, children and families who are experiencing homelessness and/or domestic and family violence, poverty or seeking asylum.
The ILC Public Education Institute has compiled resources for immigrants, refugees, parents and educators. These include health, finance, legal and employment services, resources for combating discrimination, and immigration-related lesson plans and activities for homeschooling and distance learning.
They are dedicated to promote well-being members of the Chinese community, while facilitating their integration and development in Quebec society. They help to provide services such as integration programs, employability, individual and family support, senior services, youth department, etc.
This is a website where newcomers can find answers to common questions about living in Ontario and Canada in general.
TWB translates more than ten million words per year for non-profit organizations by working with thousands of volunteer translators worldwide. Their work focuses on crisis response, development, capacity building, and advocacy.
Islamaphobia is defined and the history and prevalence of Islamaphobia is discussed.
This grassroots organization focuses on helping refugee families to begin their new lives in the community with a one-year sponsorship period. The volunteers will assist families with living expenses, and provide social support that is broadened to all areas that is needed backed up from assistance from Yukoners, and the government as well.
Read, Watch, & Learn
Flee (Movie by Jonas Poher Rasmussen)
Movie: In FLEE, filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity. Amin’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband. Told brilliantly through the use of animation to protect his identity, Amin looks back over his life, opening up for the first time about his past, his trauma, the truth about his family, and his acceptance of his own sexuality.
Forced to Flee (Podcast)
Podcast: The new podcast from UNHCR tells the extraordinary stories of people who lived through some of the most tumultuous events of the past 70 years. Over seven episodes, they revisit some of the major emergencies of the post-war that have forced millions of people to leave their homes in search of safety and peace. They discover why these people fled, what they endured, and what happened next. And as UNHCR and the 1951 Refugee Convention both mark their 70th year, they also look to the future and ask how the world must respond to record levels of forced human displacement.
Podcast: Immigrantly is a podcast that bears witness to the everyday extraordinariness of immigrant life. It discusses deeply personal conversations around race, identity, and the immigrant experience. It is hosted by Saadia Khan, who dives deeply into explorations with guests of stereotypical narratives Americans hold about immigrants and people of colour. Through this process, they tenderly unravel the nuance & depth of the immigrant experience.
Video: CBC journalists and researchers explain how residents enter Canada. They also explain the difference between Immigrants and Refugees, and how the two groups are admitted.
Webinar about strategies to improve access to healthcare to immigrants and refugees
Short documentary on Bill 21 which was introduced in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Bill 21 prohibits the display of religious symbols by public sector workers within the workplace. This Bill was passed in legislation on June 16th 2019 and has created an uproar within the community since it has been passed as law.
We Were Dreamers (Book by Simu Liu)
Book: In this honest, inspiring and relatable memoir, newly minted superhero Simu Liu chronicles his family’s journey from China to the bright lights of Hollywood with razor-sharp wit and humour. Through a swath of rejections and comical mishaps, Simu’s determination to carve out a path for himself leads him to not only succeed as an actor but also open the door to reconciling with his parents. We Were Dreamers is more than a celebrity memoir—it’s a story about growing up between cultures, finding your family and becoming the master of your own extraordinary circumstances.
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