Buffalo: An International City

The Peace Bridge with the text "Education is all a matter of building bridges." - Ralph Ellison.

The Peace Bridge connects Buffalo, New York, USA and Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada.

Our location on the U.S.-Canadian border means that international engagement is just a regular part of our daily lives.

We are a border community whose neighbors, colleagues, and friends are of many different citizenships and countries of origin.  This rich diversity is one of our greatest strengths and we want to add your unique perspective.

Here, you will learn more about yourself and the world around you.

Buffalo without borders.

International Institute of Buffalo

Since 1918...The IIB seeks to strengthen Western New York by assisting refugees and immigrants to become independent, informed and contributing members of the community, and by promoting and supporting cultural competence, multiculturalism and global connectedness throughout the region.

They work hard to make sure Buffalo's newest arrivals and long time residents are proud to call Buffalo home.

The business owners of the West Side Bazaar.

Westside Bazaar

The West Side Bazaar consists of several food, food retail, and retail vendors which sell quality authentic products from all around the world. The West Side Bazaar has enabled many immigrant, refugee, and low-income individuals to pursue their dreams of small business ownership.

And it serves some of the best food in the city!

WNY Muslims logo.

WNY Muslims

WNYMuslims is a community based organization that serves Western New York by creating awareness, encouraging diversity, and providing service. Our mission is to empower Muslims and non-Muslims to voice, connect, and contribute by utilizing creative media.

This is one of the many community organizations dedicated to keeping our city an open and inclusive place.