• is to assist new immigrants and African refugees rekindle commitment, inspire self actualization, empower adults in work environments, and identify youth who are going through puzzled change over living in the United States.
    We are a 501 (c)(3) exempt organization.
  • We plan to launch new services and expand our reach. Please help us accomplish our goals as an organization.
  • Two more hands can make an enormous difference in the lives of refugees. Be a CANIAR volunteer!
  • 3300 County Road 10, Suite 518D
    Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55429
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CANIAR is managed by a board of directors, an administrative team of dedicated human services professionals, and a score of volunteers. Below is the management team:

Board of Directors

  • Marques Armstrong-Chairman
  • Marcus Pyne Board¬† Co-Chairman
  • Christian Kolleh-Social Worker
  • Alfred Peters-Administrator/Board Treasurer
  • William B Lindig-Manager wellsFargo Bank
  • Augustus Wrayee-Board Secretary
  • Dr. James Thompson – PhD-Senior Program Consultant

 Administrative Team

  • Augustus Wrayee – Executive Director
  • J. Kerkula Foeday – Program Director


  • Tarloh M. Quiwonkpa
  • Sam Williams
  • John Paye

Volunteers are needed for the following areas:

  • Grant writing
  • Mentorship
  • Internship