Looking for services related to immigrants, refugees, and Indigenous groups in St. John’s, NL and the surrounding Avalon East region? Check out these organizations:Association for New Canadians
The Association for New Canadians (ANC) is a non-profit, community-based organization delivering settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador. For 40 years, the Association has delivered programs and services that support all aspects of immigrant integration, ranging from settlement information and orientation to language learning, skills development and employment.
Phone: Belinda Smith: 613-562-5800 ext 2015
The Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) is a ten year old interdisciplinary collaboration involving over 150 primary care practitioners, specialists, researchers, immigrant community leaders, and policy makers. It aims to shine an evidence-based lens on the discipline of migrant health.
Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society with input from a range of experts and organizations, Caring for Kids New to Canada has evidence-based information on assessing and screening patients, medical conditions, health promotion, child development, and much more. It also explores how issues beyond the clinical setting affect health, such as culture, social and environmental conditions, health care systems, and public policy.
The Chinese Association of Newfoundland and Labrador continue promotes Chinese cultures and traditions throughout our multicultural communities.
Learn more about immigrating to St. John’s and their Local Immigration Partnership Program.
First Light is a registered non-profit organization that serves the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous community alike by providing programs and services rooted in the revitalization, strengthening and celebration of Indigenous cultures and languages in the spirit of trust, respect, and friendship.
Resources to help you apply for a status card from the Government of Canada.
The Healers of Tomorrow Gathering is a bi-annual health care profession summer camp that allows students to discover what health care career opportunities are available to them, and how their cultural healing practices are important. The link is an article with more information. If you would like to know more, reach out to Dr. Carolyn Sturge Sparkes with the Faculty of Medicine on the Memorial faculty directory.
A government of Canada department entrusted with supporting the Aboriginal population of the country relating to economic affairs; social well-being; community life; and political, social, and economic development.
With a location in St. John’s, the Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC) seeks to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including immigrants, refugees, and members of established ethnocultural communities. Addressing issues of language, culture, religion and other aspects of cultural diversity can promote greater equity in mental health care.
MWONL is a culturally diverse, provincial-based non-profit organization that was formed in 1982. With a gender specific mandate, the organization delivers programs and services to immigrant and newcomer women and their families in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
A national collaborative organization focused on Inuit youth leadership in this country.
Immigration and Multiculturalism is responsible for the Provincial Government’s strategies, policies, programs, services and initiatives related to the attraction, recruitment and retention of immigrants to the province. The office is responsible for five primary areas:
- Raising awareness within the province of the benefits of immigration;
- Promoting the province as a desirable destination for prospective immigrants;
- Administering the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) and the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP);
- Improving retention through enhanced settlement and integration services; and
- Promoting multiculturalism throughout the province.
Through our National Open-Enrolment Programs, Indigenous participants from diverse communities are given the opportunity to challenge themselves, share knowledge, and gain skills in a new environment.
Through our Custom Group Programs, Outward Bound Canada collaborates with Indigenous communities and organizations to develop inspiring and valuable programs that combine the philosophy of Outward Bound and the goals of the communities involved.
Outward Bound’s Programs for Indigenous Youth and Adults are guided by the following principles:
- Community-driven: direction and goals are established by our community partners.
- Locally-connected: built on the particular cultural strengths, traditions and values of the communities we serve.
- Capacity-building: create lasting value and build capacity for our community partners.
- Deep collaboration: we aspire to build authentic partnerships that support the long-term development goals of Indigenous communities.
RF-RJE is a non-profit that is committed to establishing relational organizational cultures in NL, where professionals who engage with youth-based, vulnerable or equity-seeking groups are invited and prepared to model a way of life that honours all people as worthy and interconnected.
Initially grounded in non-Indigenous perspectives of restorative justice, more recently, RF-RJE acknowledges and embraces the Indigenous roots of restorative justice and has sought the mentorship of Indigenous leaders and elders as it seeks to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action through its work.
The goals of this Gathering/Conference include:
1. Deep listening to Indigenous experiences of justice & injustice;
2. Increasing understanding of past & present nation-nation relationships in NL;
3. Strengthening NL’s knowledge & practice of relational, restorative justice;
4. Informing Education, Justice, and Community policies seeking to infuse Truth & Reconciliation Commission recommendations 27, 28, 31, 42, & 60-63.