Looking for Home: MAPBC/BCNPHA Roundtable around Housing Refugee Claimants

Registration is now closed. For more information contact learn@bcnpha.ca

Imagine arriving in BC with few resources, after having fled from danger and persecution. Then you begin to look for safe and affordable housing, a place from which you can start to settle. For many, non-profit housing is their best and only option. Through this roundtable:

• Gain a better understanding of the challenges that claimants face in finding housing, especially trauma and systemic discrimination.
• Hear from refugees’ lived experience and learn from a successful placement.
• Gain a better understanding of the concerns of housing providers in relation to the precarious status of claimants.

Limited Attendance sign up today.

Who should attend

Non-profit Housing Providers Refugee Serving Agencies

What you will learn

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of refugee claimants (as different from other refugees)
  • Have a better understanding of the challenges that claimants face in finding housing, especially trauma and systemic discrimination.
  • Gain empathy by hearing a lived experience and learn from a successful placement.
  • MAP housing & settlement workers will have a better understanding of the concerns of housing providers in relation to the precarious status of claimants.
  • Have a greater knowledge of each other and create key alliances going forward to increase potential housing units for refugee claimants.
  • Consider systems of referral or communication to aid housing providers in deciding to rent to a claimant.
  • Discuss next steps in building relationships between members of BCNPHA and MAP BC.

Webinar date

June 15, 2021

Time

6/15/21 1:00 pm - 6/15/21 3:00 pm

Cost

Free for members , Free for non-members

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