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.


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.


The vision of ARAISA is to:


The objectives of ARAISA are to: