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Refugee Support - Basic Training

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Tenth Church

11 West 10th Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R5


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Join Journey Home Community for a fun-filled, interactive day of learning

8:45 am - Registration and morning refreshments (coffee and pastries)

9:00 am - Training Begins - Lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day

3:00 pm - Wrap up

This training event is for three groups of people:

1) Individuals or groups volunteering with Journey Home Community (complementary registration)

2) Groups partnering with Journey Home to welcome and support a refugee claimant family (complementary registration)

3) Individuals or groups (not partnering or volunteering with Journey Home) who are interested in learning about refugee claimants and welcoming refugees. ($60 registration fee - see below for details)

Whether you have experience in sponsoring refugee families or have never been involved, this training is for you. Come and broaden your imagination, strengthen your practice, and inspire your mission.

What you will Experience and Learn:

Introduction to the Refugee Community

Canada’s Refugee Protection System

Accompaniment and Support for Refugee Families

Experiencing the Refugee Journey

Building Healthy and Supportive Relationships

Providing Direct Resettlement Support

What is the goal?

At the end of the day, you and your group will be better equipped to welcome refugee claimant families into our community.

What is the cost?

The training is complementary (all costs covered) if you are a Journey Home Community volunteer / volunteer applicant OR if you are from a church/group that is partnering with Journey Home Community.

All others are welcome, but we ask you to pay $60.00 (cash or credit on the training day) to help us cover the costs delivering this training. Please contact brad@journeyhomecommunity.ca for details.


Can you accomodate special dietary request related to food sensitivities or allergies?

We will do our best. Make sure to indicate what food(s) you are allergic or sensitive to on your registration form and we will do our best to accommoate you.

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Some of the content covered includes discussions about refugee-related trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. This event is best for individuals over the age of 16.

Can I update, change or cancel my registration?

Yes, please contact brad@journeyhomecommunity.ca if you need to make any changes.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from Tenth Church?

If you are driving, there is plenty of street parking and limited parking in the lot behind the church. If you are using Translink, you will find easy access to the church using the 99 or 99B Line - Get off the bus near Ontario Street.

What if I will be late or need to leave early?

The information covered in the day builds. We believe the activities and information covered in basic training will assist you to develop healthy and supportive relationships with the refugee community. Therefore, it is important that you try to attend for the entire day. If your schedule requires some flexibility - email brad@journeyhomecommunity.ca.

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Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R5


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