A one-stop-shop for newcomers in Wood Buffalo to be connected
with organizations that cater to their needs.
WHAT DOES THE WELCOME CENTRE DO?
Listen to clients' needs, and match them with appropriate services in the community
Set up appointments with support services on behalf of clients
Eliminate frustrations experienced by newcomers, when they find that they are being moved from one organization to another in order to find which service is best catered to their given circumstances
The Welcome Centre is equipped to assist you with finding resources and providing referrals in the following areas:
Training for Work
VISIT US AT
THE WELCOME CENTRE
We are located on the 2nd Floor of the Wood Buffalo Regional Library. Visit us, have some tea, and get to know more about the programs and services offered in your new home town!
Welcome Centre Hours:
Monday: 11 am - 3 pm
Tuesday: 11 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 3 pm
Sunday & Sunday: CLOSED
Phone: 587-536-0216 Email:
All appointments are free of charge. An appointment will begin with a simple in-take process, where a member of staff will ask you a set of questions to better understand your circumstances. If our staff are able to match you with resources in the community, this can be done immediately. If not, our staff keep your information on file, research potential solutions to your needs, and get back to you with additional information once they have been found.
If your needs cannot be met by a service that is currently available in the Wood Buffalo region, this becomes registered as a "gap in service", and will be shared with the Steering Committee of the Newcomer Interagency Network.