RIAC offers services and information for all newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador, regardless of status or when they arrived. We answer questions, help solve problems, and provide free English-language programs.

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RIAC promotes community understanding and engagement on issues related to newcomers and inclusivity. We believe this is vital to building a thriving, respectful community. Come and be part of our current projects, bring and idea, be a partner, invite others that might benefit and contribute to our activities.

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Welcome to the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council

Helping refugees and immigrants since 1983
And I feel also that the ESL classes may help people feel that at least some people want them here - and are happy that they are here.~Ellie King, Riac's Volunteer ESL Teacher

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  • Classical for a Cause

    Classical for a Cause

    RIAC TO HOLD 3rd ANNUAL CONCERT (CLASSICAL FOR A CAUSE) AT The Great Hall of Queen’s College RIAC (Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council) is proud …Read More »
  • 8th Summer Cultural Festival

    8th Summer Cultural Festival

    Saturday August the 26th We will be at our regular venue; the John Cabbot Amphitheater at the end of Bowring Park, behind the splash …Read More »

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