S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Services for Refugees

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.

IKEA Canada Refugee Employment Program was launched by IKEA Canada to support refugees in finding meaningful career opportunities. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is proud to be a partner organization with this program to help empower refugees to integrate into the job market and maintain employment. To find out how you can participate in the program, please contact Peggy Lau at [email protected].

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.

Immigrant Settlement and 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.

Action, Commitment, Transformation (ACT) Program provides specialized settlement and integration services to vulnerable refugee families 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.

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.

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.