S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Services for Refugees
The Government of Canada has announced that they will be resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February 2016. As one of the largest newcomer-serving organizations in BC, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is committed to welcoming and assisting Syrian refugees in integrating into their new communities.
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. Click here to learn more.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Community Events and Special Initiatives
BC Toolkit for Private Sponsors of Refugees
This toolkit provides private sponsors with key settlement information and resources to support refugee families. Click here to view the toolkit.
Health Resources in Arabic
This document provides 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.
Softies for Love Project
An estimated 40% of the refugees that BC will receive in the coming weeks could be children. With your generosity, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. would like to welcome refugee children to Canada with a Softies for Love stuffed toy when they arrive at the airport. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. hopes that the Softies for Love project can contribute to relieving some of the fears and anxieties that displacement and trauma create and provide hope and heart for a new life in Canada. Click here to learn more.
Gift Cards for Refugee Families
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is collecting donations of gift cards for refugee families. These gift cards will support refugee families to purchase food, household items, clothes, school supplies, and toys as they settle and set up their new homes in Canada. Click here to learn more.
Understanding the Needs of Refugees
Refugees bring tremendous resilience, potential, and skills to Canada. With the support of the community and settlement agencies, refugees not only become independent and integrate into their local communities, but they thrive and make active contributions to Canadian society. Click here to Learn more.
How Can I Help?
All Canadians have an important role to play in welcoming immigrants and refugees to Canada. You can show your support by donating or volunteering.