Vancouver Island Refugee Readiness Team
The Vancouver Island Refugee Readiness Team (VI RRT) works to ensure that Vancouver Island communities are ready to welcome, respond to and leverage the strengths and contribution of Afghan refugees and displaced Ukrainians.
We are here to build safe, welcoming, and resilient communities where refugees and displaced Ukrainians can build their lives. We focus on four key areas: Housing, Healthcare, Employment and Education.
Funded by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, this program allows six Refugee Readiness Teams across the province to work on a coordinated approach to deliver services and create more welcoming communities. ICA began operating the current Refugee Readiness Team for Vancouver Island in 2022. This two-year initiative will come to an end on March 31, 2024.
Read the Province of British Columbia’s announcement about the Refugee Readiness Fund here.
The Refugee Readiness Team for Vancouver Island is focusing on the following four sectors: