One of Trinity Refugee Awareness Campaign’s goals is to raise awareness about the global refugee crisis. This page includes resources that will provide access to information about multiple facets of the refugee crisis.
“Global Trends: Forced Displacement 2015” UNHCR
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees produced a document that includes statistics and images illustrating Forced Displacement in 2015. Sections include: 1) Introduction, 2) Refugee Population, 2) Comprehensive Solutions, 3) Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s), 4) Asylum-Seekers, 5) Stateless Persons, 6) Other Groups or Persons of Concern, 7) Demographic and Location Data, and Who Are Included in the Statistics.
“Refworld” is a comprehensive database created by The United Nations High Commission for Refugees. It includes information about UNHCR, laws concerning refugees, regional information, and additional resources.
Refugee Sponsorship Traning Program
The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is a program designed to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors on a national level. Resources such as a Handbook for Sponsoring Groups, IRCC Resources, RSTP Brochures & Booklets, Information Sheets, and the RSTP Video Library can be found here.
Government of Canada Sponsorship Information
The Government of Canada has provided multiple sponsorship opportunities for Canadian citizens. This link will direct you to information concerning the various sponsorship models, including the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) model that TRAC has selected.
ISS of BC
Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISS) is a non-profit organization that serves the settlement, training and integration needs of newcomers from all over the world. ISS continues to lead in the delivery of services and programs for immigrants and refugees in British Columbia.
Settlement Orientation Services
Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) is an organization that supports Canada’s refugee claimants. SOS is a community-based organization that supports refugee claimants in navigating Canada’s refugee determination process. They provide first language settlement services for refugee claimants in BC as well as health promotion and case management services for refugee claimants, refugees, and recent immigrants living with HIV.