The Rohingya Centre of Canada is a Rohingya-led inclusive, service-oriented community centre established in 2021 that strives to provide innovative, creative, quality services to make a positive impact on the region of Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond.
The Rohingya Centre of Canada (RCC) is a multi-purpose event and meeting place where Canadians of Rohingya descent and members of the wider community can meet to socialize and collaborate to achieve their shared goals such as community engagement programs, community gathering for wellbeing of the people, youth club and library.
To meet the ever-changing needs of newcomers and refugees our programming includes a range of activities that include having access to and interactions with their network of volunteers, service providers and partner organizations and an increased involvement in their communities.
Mission: Through collaboration with our partners and the wider Canadian society, we aim to build initiatives and create opportunities for members of the Rohingya community in Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond. A diverse set of social, economic, and political activities will reduce marginalization and improve the lives of Rohingya refugees and other newcomers.
Vision: A multi-purpose event and meeting place where Canadians of Rohingya descent and members of the wider community can meet to socialize and collaborate to achieve their shared goals.
Values: We believe that when we work from a foundation of respect for each person and diverse cultures for social inclusion and collaboration, we can create positive change in our communities.
We are ethical and responsive, believe in equality and diversity, and maintain confidentiality and accountability.
We acknowledge that the land on which Rohingya Centre of Canada sites are situated are the lands traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral People. We also acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws, and philosophies of the Indigenous Peoples with whom we share this land today. We are all treaty people with a responsibility to honour all our relations.