Our Services

RISE Program

Refugee & Immigrant Specialized Experience (RISE) Program

The RISE Program supports adult and youth newcomers who are experiencing complex and multiple challenges in settling into their new community. RISE assists newcomers to use their strengths and resources to increase their capacity to cope with issues and barriers, and to increase their skills and knowledge to independently settle and integrate.

Through safe and specialized case management in first language, RISE provides:

  • Social and emotional support
  • Settlement information and counselling
  • Life skills, literacy and essential skills development
  • Practical assistance and supported access to services
  • Connection to community

Languages offered: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, French, Nuer, S’gaw and P’wo (Karen languages), Swahili, Tigrinya.

To make a referral or to access RISE, please see the attached RISE Referral Form and send to risereferrals@dcrs.ca.

See the RISE Referral Form