Rehumanizing our world

RIVO celebrates
25 years + 40,000 hours of therapy
provided to traumatized newcomers!

This year, RIVO celebrates 25 years of psychological support for vulnerable newcomers. To mark this important anniversary, the supportive care network launched its "From Surviving to Living" campaign, which spans the entire year 2018. We aim to raise $ 50,000 to continue helping those in need.

A renowned spokesperson

To represent the organization in 2018, RIVO chose the talented and famous Vietnamese-born Quebec designer, Andy Thê-Anh as their spokesperson.
Read his life story on our blog.

Visibility and events

With this inspiring campaign, RIVO hopes to raise Quebeckers' awareness on our cause. To date, the campaign has attracted the interest of regional and national media, broadening RIVO's notoriety to a wider audience (read our press review).

To reach our $ 50,000 goal by the end of 2018, we're also planning a benefit evening at the Cabaret le Lion d'Or on Thursday, November 22nd. 

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A call to all

RIVO calls upon your generosity to support its efforts and continue to care for traumatized people. Whether you're a member, benefactor or sponsor, contact the Communications and Funding Team to learn more about our services and events:


RIVO (Intervention Network for persons affected by organized violence)  is a non-profit organization whose purpose and actions stem from values of social justice, collaboration, solidarity, and equity.

Our mission is to support the rehabilitation and integration, in Quebec, of newcomers and any other person traumatized by organized violence – whether political, social, identity or religious. Our interventions extend beyond the individual refugee, reaching out to entire communities of family and friends.

Based in Montreal, RIVO offers free counselling to refugees and asylum seekers to help them overcome the consequences of violence suffered abroad. While assisting newcomers in rebuilding their lives, RIVO helps them reconnect with their families, integrate into their neighbourhoods and fully contribute to their host society. 

RIVO shares expertise with local and international partners.While providing services in numerous fields, RIVO’s main expertise is to provide: 

  • Therapeutic support to victims of organized violence - in several languages (add hyperlink)
  • Specialized training of community stakeholders
  • Public awareness
  • Research
  • Rights representation



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RIVO relies on private donations, large and small, to develop innovative practices and promising projects, such as art therapy, family support, and first line respondent training. 


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