VIRCS REMOTE SERVICES (COVID19)
VIRCS thanks you for your patience.
From March 23rd we will be serving clients by:
Phone: 250 361-9433 and
Please call or email and we will refer you to a case manager to assist you.
Be ready for online workshops
Poster downloading for languages
Win a $25.00 Visa Gift Card and/or a free laptop for a survey!
If you are currently a part of the Newcomer Wraparound Support Program/Vulnerable Immigrant Population Program or a former client, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Please take this survey at one of the following links online or pick up a hard copy from VIRCS to tell us about how we’re doing, and enter for a chance to win a $25.00 Visa Gift Card and/or a free laptop!
The survey should only take you 5 to 10 minutes. Your feedback is very important to our continued success.
You can access the surveys at the links below:
- English Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWSPevalsurvey
- Chinese Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWSPevalchinese
- Arabic Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWSPevalarabic
Thank you very much for your contributions!
District of Oak Bay and the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
Partner on Welcome House Project for Refugee Families
Our office is moving to 1004 Norht Park Street, Victoria V8T 1C6 in middle of December 2017.
Saturday, Dec 2nd 11:30am -- 2:00pm
Quadra Village Community Centre lower floor
901 Kings Road, Victoria
Friday, May 26th 1-4 pm
3rd Floor, 637 Bay Street, Victoria
Have you immigrated to Canada? Are you an international student?
We want to hear from you!
VIRCS is currently conducting a Multicultural Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, for immigrants and newcomers. However, this one is a little different than most.
For some of us, breast cancer is a subject that remains to be quite taboo from a cultural perspective. Busyness, fear, and helplessness may be a few reasons that could hold someone back from catching early signs or seeking information.
How has your life been affected?
VIRCS want your input to help us spread knowledge and awareness around this subject! We are trying reach 500 immigrants and newcomers, both men and women before February 1st 2017.
Give our online survey a go at https://goo.gl/BbmgHH and help make a difference!
As a bonus, you can enter our draw to win an incredible prize such as a whale watching experience, $100 grocery gift card... and more!
Contact Keri, at email@example.com for more details.
Published on Aug 11, 2016
Due to ongoing conflict, millions of Syrians are leaving their homes to flee violence and keep their families safe in what’s been called the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. In February 2016, we extended a warm welcome to our new neighbours with our Refugees Welcome campaign. Through the purchase of our limited edition Hand Of Friendship Soap, our customers raised $300,000 USD for the Friendship Fund. The money has been distributed to more than 35 agencies, all working to support the long-term needs of these victims of violence—about half of whom are children.