Subject: Media Advisory - Refugee stats and trends

April 25, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:
• Release of inaugural issue of Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights bulletin 
• Announcement of funding support by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017; 10:00 AM

WHO:
Hon. Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver
Representatives of:
• Inland Refuge Society of BC (IRS)
• Kinbrace Community Society
• Settlement Orientation Services (SOS)
• Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST)
• ISSofBC (Immigrant Services Society of BC)

WHERE:
ISSofBC Welcome Centre
2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver

WHY:
• BC continues to see an increasing flow of asylum seekers, with those crossing the US-Canada border arriving in unprecedented numbers. The Refugee Claimants Statistical Highlights seeks to provide on a quarterly basis, up-to-date information and statistical data collected by the organizations working with refugee claimants, including projection and trends.
• Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is announcing funding support for agencies working with refugee claimants in Vancouver.


MEDIA INQUIRIES: Chris Friesen     T: 778-995-3009          Email: chris.friesen@issbc.org
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Immigrant Services Society of BC, 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4L2, Canada
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