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DOORS to New Life Refugee Centre

Newcomer Settlement Services


Description
Newcomer Settlement Program

Provides walk-in information and referral services to refugees and newcomers

Services and supports provided may include (with examples):
  • Initial settlement (housing, schools, orientation to Thunder Bay life)
  • Immigration (filling out applications for permanent residence, work permits and citizenship)
  • Health issues (referral to programs at Thunder Bay Health Unit, filling out OHIP applications)
  • Housing issues (filling out applications for Thunder Bay District Housing, apartment search)
  • Family Issues (filling out applications for Pro-Kids, Child Tax benefits, referral to various agencies)
  • Citizenship Application support
  • Employment Related Matters (job search, resume writing, employee rights, application for Employment Insurance)
  • Education issues (information and referral to ESL, LINC programs, tutors)
  • Social Services issues (assistance in applying for Ontario Works, assistance in dealing with agencies)
  • Sponsorship-related issues (assistance in filling out applications for sponsorship)
Refugee Sponsorship Program
  • Any parish or group of individuals may sponsor a refugee family
  • Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator assists parishes and other refugee sponsorship groups with information, planning, training and the application process
Comments
Housed at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
Eligibility
  • For newcomer Canadians who have lived the refugee experience (Permanent residents newcomers who are now Canadian Citizens, refugee claimants)
  • Individuals or groups interested in sponsorship and other assistance for refugees
Application Process
Self-referral or referral from other service-providing agency
Office
807-345-0551
Fax
807-345-0173
Web Site
https://www.dotb.ca/roman-catholic-diocese-of-thunder-bay/services-departments/refugees/
Email
doors@dotb.ca
Languages
English
Contact
Beverly Knutson, Newcomers' Settlement Program Worker
Email: beverlyk@thunderbay.org
Fees
None
Documents Required
Call for information
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Main floor is accessible -- Ramp at rear of building leads to main floor
Legal Status
Nonprofit - Incorporated
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 2, 2022
Address
17 Court St N
Thunder Bay, ON, P7A 4T4
Located in the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association on Court St N at Red River Rd
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Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 - 1630
Tue
0900 - 1630
Wed
1300 - 1630
Fri
1300 - 1630

Mon, Tue 9 am-4:30 pm * Wed, Fri 1 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Thunder Bay