Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

204 Water Street, Suite 3000
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador NL  A1C 1A9

Phone: +1 (709) 754-4122

Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

To pursue our mission the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC) will work:

• To provide support and opportunities for learning in English for members and newcomers as well as conversation partnerships with volunteers, as requested.
• To seek, cultivate, and build upon inter-organizational partnerships to create projects and programs to:
• facilitate and enrich integration of the newcomer community into Canadian life and the local community; and ensure that the rights and responsibilities of members are known, protected, and maintained.
• To establish and maintain a resource centre to:
• provide information and assistance connecting members and the newcomer community with community services and opportunities; and
• work with members to enrich the voices of the newcomer community through the development of cultural and media-based projects.
• To disseminate information about refugees, immigrants, and diversity to the public through media such as:
o a newsletter;
o public speaking;
o public events; and
o presentations on original research.


We are a non-profit, non-sectarian, charitable organization supporting refugees, immigrants, and other Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1983

Our services are available to those experiencing cultural, linguistic, or other barriers regardless of nationality, religion or cultural background.

Our Primary objective is to help refugees and immigrants become productive members of our society. We encourage:

Responsibility
Independence
Acceptance
Choice
Which allow people to grow and prosper as individuals in their new homes.

VALUE STATEMENT
In carrying out these purposes, RIAC shall adhere to the following values:
• We foster diversity, value our members and their contributions, and treat them with dignity, care, and respect.
• We recognize the centrality of family, comm

VISION STATEMENT
To create a community that is inclusive and free of prejudice; that celebrates the diversity of its population; and that supports the rights of all people to enjoy freedom from persecution, danger and oppression.

MISSION STATEMENT
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Business Information

Price Range: (0-10)
Founded: February 15, 1983

Categories: Charity Organization, Social Services, Youth Organization

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm



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Past Events

End of Semerster Potluck!

End of Semerster Potluck!
07:00 pm - 09 April 2018

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Time flies, b'y! Another Free English as a Second Language is gone into memory and history. Since 2013 we have had 14 potlucks for 14 semesters for our ESL program. Let...

Free Film Screening- followed by discussion

Free Film Screening- followed by discussion
07:00 pm - 12 March 2018

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

On Monday, March 12th, RIAC will host a special screening of the documentary film “Welcome to Canada”. This feature drama tells the story of the illegal landing...

End of Semester Potluck!

End of Semester Potluck!
06:00 pm - 17 July 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Another semester has come to a close, and as always we will be having a celebratory potluck to thank our volunteers and congratulate students on a job well done....

ESL Learners Presentation: The Murphy Centre

ESL Learners Presentation: The Murphy Centre
07:00 pm - 05 July 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Representatives from The Murphy Centre will be talking to our ESL leaners about their job counselling services and some barriers to employment that newcomers may...

Sushi and Silent Auction!

Sushi and Silent Auction!
07:00 pm - 23 June 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

To celebrate and close our Refugee Week celebrations, RIAC is hosting a silent auction, where bidders will have the chance to take home a unique piece of art or...

Film Screening

Film Screening
05:00 pm - 21 June 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Join us at the CSC des Grand Vents to watch a film which provides a snapshot into the life of a refugee as they strive to live their lives in their lives. A discussion...

Refugee Walk

Refugee Walk
01:00 pm - 20 June 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Join us as we walk to Harbourside Park to commemorate World Refugee Day by symbolically walking in solidarity with refugees as they embark on their journeys to be...

Legal and Human Rights Presentation

Legal and Human Rights Presentation
07:00 pm - 19 June 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Join us and our English as a Second Language students as Kevin O'Shea from Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN) gives a talk on our fundamental legal...

Tell us your story

Tell us your story
12:00 pm - 16 May 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

TELL US YOUR STORY! Are you a refugee or an immigrant in Newfoundland & Labrador? Share your newcomer experience with us! By recording and archiving your stories,...

Native Stories for ESL Learners with Stan Nochasak

Native Stories for ESL Learners with Stan Nochasak
07:00 pm - 15 May 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Stan Nochasak, Inuit Drummer and Visual Artist, will be attending RIAC's ESL class on Monday, May 15, at 7:00 pm to share native/Aboriginal stories. Everybody is...

Newcomers to purchase a house in Canada, information session #2

Newcomers to purchase a house in Canada, information session #2
07:00 pm - 26 April 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Newcomers to purchase a house in Canada, information session There will be a realtor , a mortgage advisor and a lawyer to talk about the process and requirements. April...

Newcomers to purchase a house in Canada, information session

Newcomers to purchase a house in Canada, information session
07:00 pm - 19 April 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Newcomers to purchase a house in Canada, information session There will be a realtor , a mortgage advisor and a lawyer to talk about the process and requirements. April...

Hosewarming of our new location

Hosewarming of our new location
12:00 pm - 16 January 2017

At Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

As we are enjoying the oportunity to keep working thanks to Common Ground we want to invite you to housewarming happening this Monday January the 16th at noon. We...

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