Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
|Record #: NIA1588||Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019||Last Full Update: 22 Jul 2019|
|After Hours Phone||289-599-2950|
|Primary Executive||Martha Mason, Executive Director; Phone: 905-871-3641 ext 5; Email: email@example.com|
|Alternate Executive||Rosemary Legge, Program Director; Phone: 905-871-3641 ext 32; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Areas Served||Fort Erie|
|Located In Community||Fort Erie|
|Address & Map||
62 Jarvis St
Fort Erie, ON L2A 2S4
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|Intersection||Jarvis St and Central Ave|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 104
Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M6
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||Provides reception, settlement, language skills training and community connecion programs to meet the needs of refugees and immigrants living or in transition in the community of Fort Erie. Services include:
Information and referral to community and social services * assistance with immigration procedures and paperwork, finding housing, health care and child care * assistance with school registrations and language assessments, * help filling out government forms including housing, and identity forms * assistance with transportation and navigating the community (ie where to shop, find a doctor, dentist, library, etc) * access to transitional housing, legal aid, legal services and immigration consultation services * assistance with notarization of original documents and language translation
Refugee Reception -- service located at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, provides information and hospitality services for refugee claimants on their day of arrival * assistance with shelter and destination referrals across Ontario and Canada * assistance with family connections * information / orientation to procedures associated with the refugee claim process in Canada.
Supportive counselling -- provides short-term counselling to clients who encounter difficulties with adjusting to life in Canada and assistance in overcoming these challenges.
English Language Instruction -- provides English language classes in partnership with Niagara Catholic District School Board (located at St John's South Campus, 54 Jarvis St)
Community Connections -- group activities for newly arrived refugees and immigrants to welcome newcomers to the community and promote community engagement * help to establish social and professional pathways and networks* trained volunteers assist with focus on citizenship, civic engagement and career development * youth leisure, sport and recreation programs in partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Volunteer opportunities available for community projects and events, conversation partners, employment mentors, youth programs and after school programs.
Public computer with internet access and telephone for local calls available.
|Hours||Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon (other times on request)
Language Classes (Sep-Jun) Mon-Fri 8:45 am-3:15 pm
Writing and Pronunciation evening classes * call for information
|Eligibility||Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada -- Permanent residents, convention refugees, government-sponsored refugees or others determined eligible for LINC (17 years or older)|
|Application||Call or drop in|
|Languages||English ; French ; Russian ; Spanish|
|Physical Access||Partially Accessible|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Service Categories||Certificates/Forms Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Cultural Transition Counselling ; English as a Second Language ; Newcomer Settlement Services|
|Events||Canada Multiculturalism Day, World Refugee Day|