World Refugee Day 2019

Today is World Refugee Day! Did you know: There are nearly 25.9 million refugees in the world. Over half of the refugees are under the age of 18. Nearly 1 person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution. To learn more about refugees who are arriving in British Columbia,… Read more

Refugee Men’s Health and Well-being

Refugee Men’s Health and Well-being: Strategies for Language Instructors has been researched and designed to help EAL instructors and male students engage in topics around men’s physical, sexual and emotional health and well-being in a safe, supported way. It is intended to be used by male instructors teaching an all-male class. Organized into four sections,… Read more

Refugee Rights Day Lesson Activities

April 4th is Refugee Rights Day in Canada. It marks the day that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was interpreted as guaranteeing refugees the same basic rights as anyone else in Canada. BC TEAL has created Refugee Rights Day Lesson Activities for EAL classrooms.  These intercultural competency-informed materials support classroom conversations on diversity,… Read more

Working with Immigrant and Refugee Students

Are you tutoring immigrant or refugee adults? Here are some helpful online resources: Beyond Trauma: Language Learning Strategies for New Canadians Living with Trauma – from LISTN ESL Toolkit: Tips, Hints, Links & Resources for Volunteer Tutors – particularly for introductory English and low-beginning literacy and language skills; designed for the Refugee Response Team –… Read more

Immigrant Employment Collaboration Project

MOSAIC has posted resources from the Immigrant Employment Collaboration Project that were designed for settlement and employment service providers in BC. The purpose of the resources is to improve employment outcomes for immigrants through supporting increased collaboration among service providers. The resources include three training modules and a resource kit. Free e-learning modules are available… Read more