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RRT-VI Education Resources

Vancouver Island Refugee Response Team 2022 educationThe Refugee Readiness Team – Vancouver Island focuses on the following education needs:

  • Connecting with schools to share information on the best practices when working with English Language Learner (ELL) children and youth.
  • Sharing a list of all programs and resources available to resettled refugees and displaced Ukrainians across the Island.
  • Facilitating access to education opportunities for resettled refugees and displaced Ukrainians.

Inventory of Alternative Language Training Resources across the Island

(Disclaimer: The information provided in this document is subject to change without notice and some of the classes listed may not always be available. Therefore, we encourage our clients to contact the relevant center to confirm the availability of classes and to obtain the most up-to-date information.)


Trauma-Informed Education Resources

Students with Refugee Experience: A Guide for Teachers and Schools

A resource designed by the government of BC to support schools in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for students who are refugees. It includes information on the experiences of refugee students, their unique needs and challenges, and practical strategies for supporting their integration into the school community. The guide is targeted at educators, school administrators, and support staff.





Healing Families, Helping Systems: A Trauma-Informed Practice Guide for Working with Children, Youth and Families

A comprehensive resource designed by the government of BC to help organizations become more trauma-informed. It includes information on the principles of trauma-informed care, the effects of trauma, and practical strategies for creating a trauma-informed organization, as well as sample policies and case studies. The guide is targeted at a broad range of professionals and organizations, including mental health providers, social service agencies, and schools.




Peace Program Toolkit: Program for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence
Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment

A BC Society of Transition House Resource





Compassionate Learning Communities: Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice

The resources include four workshop packages, intended to support schools and districts to affirm their current trauma-informed practice and further develop compassionate learning communities that operate within a trauma-informed practice.





Trauma-informed Practice Resources

A resource designed by the Government of Alberta to create a school environment where every student feels safe and supported and staff understand how trauma affects behavior and emotions.