Meeting People

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are known for their friendy and welcoming manner.  Getting out into the community and participating in the various special and community events held throughout the year is a great way to meet new people.  There are also many organizations within the city which provide newcomers with an opportunity to meet others, including:

Organization Contact Title Contact Information
Association for New Canadians Megan Morris Executive Director P.O. Box 2031, Station C
St. John's, NL, A1C 5R6
Tel: 709-722-9680
Canadian Race Relation Foundation CCRF Dr. Palinder Kamra Board Member Paton Medical Centre
1 Paton Street
St. John's, NL, A1B 4S8
Chinese Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Betty Wong President Box 7311
St. John's, NL, A1E 3Y5
Tel: 709-754-1470
Friends of India Association Dr. Survakant Shah President Box 23132
Churchill Square
St. John's, NL, A1C 1A4
Tel: 709-726-2610
Hebrew Congregation of Newfoundland and Labrador Dr. Michael Paul President 124 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL, A1C 5L4
Tel: 709-726-0480
Hindu Temple (St. John's) Association Dr. Anil Raheja Chairman 26 Penny Lane
St. John's, NL, A1A 5C9
Tel: 709-576-2619
Italians of Terra Nova Joseph Sale President 27 Baybulls Road
St. John's, NL, A1G 1A4
Tel: 709-368-1980
Korean Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Dr. C.W. Cho Member 42 McNeilly Street
St. John's, NL
L'Association communautaire francophone de Saint-Jean Karine Gaudreau Executive Director 65 Ridge Road, Suite 245
St. John's, NL, A1B 4P5
Tel: 709-726-4900
Multicultural Women's Association Yumana Kutty President Box 23053
St. John's, NL, A1B 4J9
Tel: 709-753-5964
Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Dr. Mahmoud Haddara President 430 Logy Bay Road
St. John's, NL, A1A 5C6
Tel: 709-722-6005
Fax: 709-737-2422
Newfoundland and Labrador Multicultural Council Inc. Thaddeus Dreher President P.O. Box 2544
Station C
St. John's, NL, A1C 6K1
Tel: 709-753-2917
Philippine-Newfoundland Organization Hazel Alpeurto Member 27 Symonds Avenue
St. John's, NL, A1E 3A4
Tel: 709-754-2823
Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council M. Jose Rivera Executive Director 362 Water Street
St. John's, NL, A1C 1C7
Tel: 709-754-4122
Sharing Our Cultures Lloydetta Quaicoe President Box 28107
48 Kenmount Road
St. John's, NL, A1B 4J8
Tel: 709-753-8951
Fax: 709-753-1474
St. John's Native Friendship Centre Myrtle Banfield Executive Director 715 Water Street
St. John's, NL, A1E 1C1
Tel: 709-726-5902
Greek Community of Newfoundland & Labrador Katrina Bartellas President P. O. Box 6302, Station C
St. John's, NL

Another good way to meet people is through volunteering. The Community Sector Council provides a list of volunteer opportunities and connects volunteers and voluntary organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador online and by telephone toll free at 1-866-753-9860.