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September 7 2015

Mayor's Task Force on Mental Health and Addictions meeting

Update - September 16

Following the Mayor’s public forum on the Syrian Refugee Crisis held on September 8, the City has compiled a resource page listing the things you can do today to help those most in need as the current refugee crisis continues to unfold around the world. It includes a list of charities and local agencies that help and support refugees in Vancouver.

Find out how you can help refugees in Vancouver

Forum

As part of the mobilization of mayors across the country to support in the humanitarian crisis facing Syria, Mayor Gregor Robertson (who also serves as the chair of Canada’s Big City Mayors' Caucus) invited the public and key stakeholders to a public forum.

Who attended

Chris Friesen, director, Settlement Services, Immigrant Services Society of BC, was joined by senior officials from Immigrant Settlement Services, and Eyob Naizghi, executive director of MOSAIC, to share background information with the public, many of whom wish to help but are still unclear as to what are the various actions they can take to help address the crisis and assist those in need.

Forum details

Who: Invitation open to everyone

When: 7:00pm, September 8, 2015

Who: Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Council; Chris Friesen, director, Settlement Services, Immigrant Services Society of B.C, and senior officials from Immigrant Settlement Services and Mosaic.

Where: Town Hall meeting room, Main floor, Vancouver City Hall, and online via live stream

Watch the live stream recording

Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration and the Vancouver Immigration Partnership

We host the Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration and the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, whose members form part of the mobilization of civil society in Vancouver to address key issues facing immigrants and refugees. The work on the Sanctuary City which has taken place over the last year in the city will be a solid platform for launching an initiative to help with the Syrian refugee crisis.