The Victoria Regional Transit Commission (VRTC) and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) are proud to announce that free transit passes are rolling out to new refugee families in the Capital Region.
On December 8, 2015 the VRTC voted to supply refugees, regardless of country of origin, a year’s worth of free transit from the time of their arrival in Victoria. The program is funded by the VRTC, and administered by BC Transit and the ICA.
To enroll in the free transit program newcomers with refugee background who have arrived or will be arriving between December 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016 need to go to the ICA for an intake session to be enrolled in the bus pass program.
“We are grateful to the Victoria Regional Transit Commission for providing these free bus passes to newcomers with refugee background,” said Winnie Lee, Director of Operations at the ICA. “Being able to navigate our city by bus will help with these new residents’ settlement and integration process by getting them connected with the many services available in our community.”
The ICA is a non-profit society and a federally registered charity, and contracted by the federal government to provide settlement services to newly arriving immigrants and refugees in the Greater Victoria area. They are located at 930 Balmoral Road in Victoria B.C.
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