War. Genocide. Terrorism. Torture. Thousands of people among us have suffered organized violence in their country of origin. This is the case for 25,000 Syrian refugees expected in Canada in 2016 as they land here carrying painful, often crippling memories.
For asylum seekers, steps required to obtain immigration (refugee) status often feel insurmountable. Imagine what can complete integration as functional and fulfilled citizens can represent.
These refugees are women, men, and children who wish to integrate and contribute to their host society. However, this survival plea is often compromised by emotional wounds caused by the trauma associated with violence suffered in their country. RIVO helps these refugees build healthy relationships, provide good parenting and realize their dreams in Quebec.