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Housed at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association

Organization: DOORS to New Life Refugee Centre - Thunder Bay Multicultural Association  
Phone Numbers: 807-345-0551
Fax: 807-345-0173
17 Court St N
Thunder Bay, ON
P7A 4T4
Intersection: Court St N and Red River Rd
Location: North Ward, Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Main floor is accessible -- Ramp at rear of building leads to main floor
Hours: Administration Tue, Thu 9 am-2 pm
Executives: Romano Taddeo - Chairperson
Larry Chlebovec - Refugee Sponsorship Coordinator
Catholic Pastoral Centre
Public Contacts: Frances Taddeo - Administrative Assistant
Beverly Knutson - Newcomer's Settlement Program Worker
Service Description: Provides services to refugee newcomers and those who assist them

Located in the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association on Court St N

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 ESI, 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

Fees: None
Application: Self-referral or referral from other service-providing agency
Eligibility / Target Population:
  • 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
Languages: English
Area Served:
City of Thunder Bay  
See Also: Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on January 9, 2018

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