Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre

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Record #: NIA0613 Last Modified: 31 Dec 2014 Last Full Update: 07 Nov 2013
Description & Services
DescriptionSETTLEMENT PROGRAM (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) -- services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society including orientation programs, language and skills training to help facilitate employment, and programs to welcome newcomers to the community * individual agencies may provide needs and eligibility assessments, pre- and post-arrival information and referral, job search and employment counselling, assistance to establish social and professional networks to promote community engagement, and assistance to access a range of settlement services 
NEWCOMER SETTLEMENT SERVICES: Settlement and orientation for immigrants and refugees: Information and referral to community and government programs and services * assistance with immigration process * group sessions on settlement-related topics * citizenship classes * information on credential assessment, housing and shelter, health services, legal issues and human rights * access to fax, photocopier, computers and internet * assistance filling out government forms * Commissioner of Oaths for original documents * emergency shelter for refugees as they enter Canada * English-as-a-Second-Language Classes * job search training, networking and mentorship opportunities 
VOLUNTEERS: offers a variety of positions for volunteers 
FAMILY LAW EDUCATION AND SUPPORT: Family Law Education and Support is a region-wide program that provides much needed assistance and support to Newcomers who are exhibiting signs of frustration and abuse, who are in abusive relationships, and who are in need of education regarding abuse and Canadian laws surrounding abuse. The program also provides workshops to community agencies about working with newcomers who are experiencing domestic violence. As well, the program offers workshops and information sessions to newcomers about laws in Canada and abuse. The program is open to men and women and is free of charge (hours of operation are flexible.)
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
DatesAll year
Areas ServedNiagara Region
EligibilityDifferent programs have different eligibility requirements. Please call for details.
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Arabic ; Mandarin ; Portuguese ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Thai ; Interpretive Services - Translators & Interpreters available
EventsGolf tournament, Folklore Festival, auction, also associated with the Welland Dragon Boat Races
Contact Information
Office Phone905-732-5337
Primary ExecutiveClaire Masswohl, Executive Director
Alternate ExecutiveAnn Simunic, President
Located In CommunityWelland
Address & Map
26 East Main St
Welland, ON L3B 3W3
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IntersectionEast Main St and King St
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Other Details
Service Level(51) Non Profit Charity
FundingProvincial; Federal; Municipal
MeetingsBoard and Membership Meetings: 2nd Tuesday
SubjectsCitizenship ; Employment ; English as a second language ; Family violence ; Friendship services ; Housing facilities ; Immigrants ; Information and referral ; Job search training ; Multiculturalism ; Orientation ; Refugees ; Settlement services