Through a coordinated response to settlement and integration, multiple programs in S.U.C.C.E.S.S. already assist refugees in a safe and supportive environment; we are poised to address the high integration and settlement barriers they experience due to trauma, gaps in education, language, literacy challenges and skills development, lack of access to health care providers and other factors.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Services for Refugees
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.' Community Airport Newcomer’s Network (CANN) is the first contact refugees have to post-arrival settlement services. CANN is located at the Vancouver International Airport and offers information and orientation about various aspects of settlement, such as housing, employment, medical insurance, and education. CANN also offers additional assistance to government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees. Learn more about CANN.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.' Immigrant Settlement Integration Program (ISIP) delivers information and programs to support newcomers’ settlement, employment, language training and community connections needs. ISIP serves both privately sponsored refugees and government assisted refugees. Privately sponsored refugees need specialized assistance for the very reason that they do not have access to the same services that government-assisted refugees do. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will continue to ensure that all refugees receive the support they need. Learn more about ISIP.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.' Moving Ahead Program (MAP) provides specialized settlement and integration services to refugee families (adults and youth) through one-on-one services that focus on the client and provide them with the needed supports, social and life skills support groups, services for employment, access to housing, health care, and group programs for refugee youth.
Specifically, the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Step Up program is a group program that employs expressive arts to help refugee youth to explore their identity, open up to give and receive help and be ready to take action in their lives to achieve their settlement goals. Learn more about MAP.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC Toolkit for Private Sponsors of Refugees provides key settlement information and resources for private sponsors to support refugee families. Click here to view the toolkit.
Health Resources in Arabic provide an overview of BC and Canadian health resources that have been translated in Arabic. It also lists health care providers in Metro Vancouver who accept Interim Federal Health coverage and the languages in which they provide services. Click here to view resources.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. History of Working with Refugees
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has a long history of supporting refugees from the resettlement of the Vietnamese boat people in the late 1970s to current settlement services to support refugees from Syria and other countries to make their home in Canada.