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Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. St Catharines
A community based non-profit charitable organization whose team of staff and volunteers provide vital settlement services to newcomers as they strive to create a new life in Canada.
Provides confidential services at no cost to an individual, family and group basis; to newcomers and Canadian Citizens residing in the Niagara Peninsula.
Settlement Services Include:
* Information and documentation assistance pertaining to immigration, settlement and citizenship
* Orientation and workshops for newcomers
* Out Counsellors provide service in several languages such as: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Mandarin, Hungarian and Hebrew
For more information call 905-685-6589 ext 225
ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION
Language instruction for Newcomers to Canada (Literacy and Levels 1-6); ESL (English as a Second Language) in partnership with the Niagara District School Board
For more information call 905-685-6589 ext 242
As part of the initiative "Welcoming Communities", newcomers receive help to establish social and professional networks that will enable them to integrate into their community and to feel welcome. Canadian volunteers and immigrants participate together in social events, language and mentor ship matches and conversation circles to help immigrants develop language skills and knowledge of the community. The program helps newcomers to Canada make contacts with Canadian volunteers for cultural exchange and professional support during the settlement process. This program is avaialble in St Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland.
For more information call 905-685-6589 ext 228
Offers many opportunities for young immigrants aged 13 to 24 years to make friends, learn more about their community and participate in various activities such as youth group, cooking classes, sports and arts. Provides support to young people including: application for admission to university or college, tutors, resumes, how to find a job, educational workshops, finding volunteer work in the community etc.
For more information call 905-685-6589 ext 243
Programs such as Health and Safety, Customer Service, Small Business, Computer Training is provided on an on-going basis
For more information call 905-685-6589 ext 226
JOB SEARCH PROGRAM (JSW)
An Employment Assessment Program which helps to create an Employment Action Plan. Offer one-on-one assistance and many workshops and sessions to choose from. Call to book an Employment Assessment
For more information call 905-685-6589 ext 231
Offers rooms for rent in the evenings and weekends. Robertson Hall is available for large groups and classrooms for small groups. The Hall has two floors and a full kitchen.
For more information, call 905-685-6589 ext 232
Intake forms required, immigration documents necessary for most services
English; French; Italian; Spanish; Polish; Hungarian; Arabic; Chinese; Interpretive Services - Most other languages can be accommodated through volunteer interpretation; Hebrew