One-of-a-kind ISSofBC Welcome Centre for immigrants and refugees officially opens
Monday, June 27, 2016

Two years and almost to the day since ground was broken on World Refugee Day in June 2014, the ISSofBC Welcome Centre formally opened on Saturday, June 25, as a fully integrated services facility addressing the immediate needs of immigrants and refugee newcomers in Metro Vancouver. Located at 2610 Victoria Drive, it is the first purpose-built facility of its kind in the world and sets a new international standard in service delivery for immigrants and refugees.

“ISSofBC Welcome Centre is the culmination of the efforts of a great many people over a number of years. We had a long-held vision to build a multi-purpose facility that would welcome all newcomers and would engage in partnerships with the local community to benefit all newly arrived individuals,” says Patricia Woroch, CEO, ISSofBC. “The new ISSofBC Welcome Centre will be a safe haven where immigrants and refugees can come for assistance to get a solid start on their new lives in Canada.”

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Source: The Canadian Immigrant Magazine