Guide for Newcomers to PEI, Canada
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News - Announcements - Current Events

Things to Know

Host Families Needed
Jan 27 2023
More Ukrainians expected to arrive in PEI
We are appealing to Island residents to consider becoming hosts for Ukrainians fleeing the war in their country. With winter in full swing and much of the heating and water supply infrastructure no longer functional in Ukraine, many who thought they could stay in their country with the ongoing war are now forced to flee.
Get Involved: Opportunity to Serve on IRSA Board of Directors
Nov 24 2022
We are looking for expressions of interest
Immigrant & Refugee Services Association PEI is seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to serve on the Board of Directors.
In Memoriam: Craig Mackie (1950 - 2022)
Nov 18 2022
From the staff, management, and the board of IRSA
The staff, management, and board of directors of the Immigrant & Refugee Services Association were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Executive Director Craig Mackie on 2 November 2022. The courage that Craig displayed during his illness was exemplified by the manner he approached life, recognizing it as part of his journey through this world.
Islanders offering support to Ukrainian refugees
Mar 16 2022
Online signup form available now
IRSA has received numerous inquiries from people across the province looking to offer support to Ukrainians who may ultimately arrive in PEI as a direct result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. We could not be more encouraged by the offers that we have been receiving from the public and are touched to see the outpouring of support.

Things to Do

IRSA's Certified Interpreter Training
Training session dates to be announced in January
If you are fluent in English and another language and are interested in joining IRSA's team of interpreters for occasional part-time work, this training is for you. The training is open to new interpreters and those already working in that role with our organization.
Canada School
An orientation program to help newcomers adjust to life in Canada
Canada School program is designed for newcomers to Canada who are new to PEI or have lived here for under two years, but all newcomers are welcome to participate. The program offers a series of presentations on various topics, delivered online or in person.
Future Readiness Program
One-on-one mentorship program for newcomer youth
Are you between the ages of 15 and 18 and have questions about your future? You are not alone! Future Readiness is a program to help young people prepare for life after high school.

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