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
"We the willing, following the unknowing, are doing the impossible. We have done so much for so long that we are now able to do anything with nothing".
~unknown / Mother Teresa / Bill Kindrik

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  • Riac’s Current situation

    Riac’s Current situation

    This newsletter issue is announcing the reduction of our services and to list those that we can continue to provide going forward. We are …Read More »
  • Refugee Week 2016

    Refugee Week 2016

    June 20th is World Refugee Day. Created by the United Nations in 2001, It is a day meant to commemorate the plight of refugees …Read More »

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