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About ARAISA

Atlantic Region Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (ARAISA) was formed in 1994 as a regional body to represent the needs of settlement-integration agencies throughout the Atlantic Provinces. ARAISA currently has member agencies from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.

ARAISA is a regional umbrella association which serves as a collective voice and regional forum for members committed to settlement and integration of immigrants in the Atlantic region.

ARAISA receives funding through Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.

Please note that ARAISA is only able to provide services in English at this time, due to limited resources.

Mandate

ARAISA's mandate is to identify and to address the needs and concerns of immigrants and immigrant service providers and agencies in the Atlantic Region.

Mission

ARAISA is an umbrella association which serves as a collective voice and forum for members who are committed to the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees in the Atlantic region.

Vision

Member organizations are more effective as a result of ARAISA's initiatives to support the sector and its contributions to regional and national forums.

Objectives

The objectives of ARAISA are to: