Resources

Sponsors:
amnesty iss rrs sos

Website Links:

UNHCR Refugees
http://www.unhcr.org/do1thing/index.php
Canadian Council for Refugees
http://www.ccrweb.ca/
World Refugee Day Calgary
http://worldrefugeedaycalgary.com
Immigration and Refugee Board
http://www.irb-cisr.gc.ca
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
http://www.cic.gc.ca
World Refugee Day Australia
http://www.refugeeweek.org.au/resources/kit.php
Refugee Health Vancouver
http://www.refugeehealth.ca
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program
http://www.rstp.ca


Other Resources:

Resources for Teachers:
Teaching Refugees with Limited Formal Schooling - Calgary Board of Education
http://www.teachingrefugees.com

Embracing Our Humanity: Celebrating Unity in Diversity - Government of Canada and Government of BC
http://www.embracingourhumanity.ca

Refugee Services Toolkit - Boston Children's Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience
http://www.chcrtr.org/toolkit

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
http://www.brycs.org

UNHCR Teachers' Corner
http://www.unhcr.ca/teachers/default.htm

Students from Refugee Backgrounds: A Guide for Teachers and Schools, BC Ministry of Education, 2009.
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/esl/refugees_teachers_guide.pdf

Refugees: A Canadian Perspective - Teachers' Guide, UNHCR
http://www.unhcr.ca/documents/teachersguide-e.pdf

Children and War Toolkit, Canadian Red Cross, 2011
http://www.redcross.ca/documents/Children_and_War_Toolkit_2011.pdf

On Public Perception of Refugees:
"Mystery Ships and Risky Boat People: Tamil Refugee Migration in the Newsprint Media," Ashley Bradimore and Harald Bauder, Metropolis BC, 2012.
http://riim.metropolis.net/assets/uploads/files/wp/2011/WP11-02.pdf

World Migration Report 2011: Communicating Effectively About Migration, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
http://publications.iom.int/bookstore

Myths and Facts About Refugee Claimants, Canadian Council for Refugees, 2011
http://ccrweb.ca/en/myths-and-facts-2011

"Refugees get more than seniors? Not true!" Bill Tieleman, The Tyee, Aug 31, 2010
http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2010/08/31/RefugeesMoreThanSeniors

On Policy:
Bill C-31 - Rolling Back Refugee Protection: At What Cost? Canadian Council for Refugees
http://ccrweb.ca/en/refugee-reform

"Changes to Healthcare for Refugee Claimants and Protected Persons Inhumane," Media Release, Canadian Council for Refugees, April 27, 2012
http://ccrweb.ca/en/bulletin/12/04/27

Refugee Transportation Loans, Canadian Council for Refugees
http://ccrweb.ca/en/transportation-loans

Family Reunification, Canadian Council for Refugees
http://ccrweb.ca/en/family-reunification

Refugee and Migrant Rights, Amnesty International Canada
http://www.amnesty.ca/blog.php?blog=refugees_hr_blog

"The Growing Culture of Exclusion: Trends in Canadian Refugee Exclusions," Asha Kaushal and Catherine Dauvergne, Metropolis BC, 2011.
http://riim.metropolis.net/assets/uploads/files/wp/2011/WP11-06.pdf

"The Future of Colombian Refugees in Canada: Are We Being Equitable?" Francisco Rico-Martinez, Canadian Council for Refugees, 2011.
http://ccrweb.ca/files/ccr_colombia_report_2011.pdf

"Welcome to Canada: The Experience of Refugee Claimants at Port-of-Entry Interviews,"
Canadian Council for Refugees and Sojourn House, 2010.
http://ccrweb.ca/files/poereport.pdf

"Detention and Best Interests of the Child," Canadian Council for Refugees
http://ccrweb.ca/documents/detentionchildren.pdf

On Integration:
"From 'One Nation, One People' to 'Operation Swaagatem': Bhutanese Refugees in Coquitlam, BC,"
Kathy Sherrell, Chris Friesen, Jennifer Hyndman, and Subrath Shrestha, Metropolis BC, 2011.
http://riim.metropolis.net/assets/uploads/files/wp/2011/WP11-11.pdf

Changing Faces, Changing Neighbourhoods:
Government Assisted Refugee Settlement Patterns in Metro Vancouver, January 2005 - December 2009,
Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC)
http://issbc.org/sites/default/files/ChangingFaces-GARpublication.pdf

"Refugee Mental Health and the Meaning of Home," Laura Simich, Metropolis Canada, 2010.
http://canada.metropolis.net/pdfs/fow_CITC_fall2010_e.pdf

On Health:
"Mental Health Considerations in Refugee Populations," Fareen I. Karachiwalla, UBC Medical Journal Vol. 2, No. 2, March 2011.
http://www.ubcmj.com/pdf/ubcmj_2_2_2011_20-22.pdf

"War Trauma in Refugees: Red Flags and Clinical Principles," Claudia Maria Vargas, Here to Help, 2007.
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/visions/trauma-victimization/bck7