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: Arabic, Burmese, French, Karen, Kirundi, Kinyamulenge, Kinyarwanda, Nuer, Portuguese and Swahili.

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

2SLGBTQI+ Case Management

Our 2SLGBTQI+ Case Specialist is here to ensure that your journey as a 2SLGBTQI+ refugee in your new community is as smooth as possible. We’ll support you in a safe and inclusive space to find housing, employment and education opportunities and foster meaningful connections within the community. You can expect personalized home visits and accompaniments, so you feel at home in your new life.

For more information, please contact risereferrals@dcrs.ca, call 604-306-6316 or visit LGBTQ+ Newcomer Services.

What to Expect from the RISE Program

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Client Rights and Responsibilities

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RISE Program brochures in first language