The BIPT Inventory of Resources for Immigrants is specifically designed to meet the needs of agency and front-line workers aiding immigrants and refugees settling in Burnaby and surrounding communities.
This is the fourth edition, the previous version - SWIS Community Resources was developed in 2008 and reviewed in 2009 and 2010 by Burnaby School District’s Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Program.
With funding from the Ministry of Job, Tourism and Innovation, the BIPT has completed a review and fact-check with service providers in Burnaby and surrounding communities and has included a total of 104 programs and services of related to settlement and English language training. Employment services will be reviewed in April 2012.
The Inventory also includes information on 37 Ethnic & Cultural Associations and 11 Walk-in Health Clinics where doctors who speak an additional language are available.
The BIPT Community Resource can be searched by program, service type or agency to find useful and current information on services and resources that are:
Access to this information by newcomers and the people who support the settlement process is crutial as it ensures effective settlement service delivery and appropriate referrals. BIPT gratefully acknowledges all of our members for helping us keep this information current, and our funders for supporting this vital service.
Development of the BIPT Inventory of Resources for Immigrants was made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia