Province takes next step to ready for Syrian refugees
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Province is taking a number of steps to prepare for the arrival, resettlement and integration of refugees in B.C.

Supported by $500,000 through the $1 million Refugee Readiness Fund, the government will fund five Refugee Response Teams to proactively plan for the settlement of refugees in their communities. The teams will have representatives from the refugee service provider community: settlement organizations, private sponsors, churches, educators, health care providers and employers. Teams are anticipated in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Okanagan and Cariboo, however locations are contingent on where refugees ultimately settle.

 

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Source: BC Government News