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Get Involved: Opportunity to Serve on IRSA Board of Directors
Aug 18 2023
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.
An Urgent Appeal to Islanders: Host a Family from Ukraine
Feb 01 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.
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

Meet and Greet with Justice Avenues
Thursday, October 12, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Newcomers are invited to this information session about Justice Avenues. A new, free program offering legal support to racialized people on PEI.
PD Day Camp Charlottetown and Summerside
Friday, September 29, 2023 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Newcomers are encouraged to register their child for this PD Day Camp at no cost to parents.
Private Sponsorship Information Session
Tuesday, October 3, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
In this presentation, you will learn how Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor refugees in Canada.

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