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Local Services

Fort McMurray Services

Immigrant Settlement Services

YMCA runs this program in partnership with provincial and federal governments providing assistance to newcomers to integrate in Fort McMurray, programs offered include English Welcome to Canada classes are run at the YMCA on Hardin Street Building, Basement Floor every Wednesday from 1-3 pm,  translation/interpreter services and free Notary services also available.

YMCA

Address: Hardin Street Building, Basement Floor 106B 9816 Hardin St., Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4K3. Contact: 780 743-2970

English Language and Citizenship Prep Courses

Keyano College runs several programs:

Fort McMurray Public Library

English Conversational Classes are run at the Fort McMurray Library at MacDonald Island Park.
Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm-8.30pm Thursday’s 1.30pm-3:00pm.

Employment Services

Job search, resume development, employer connections, exposure courses (CSTS, OSSA, H2S Alive etc.), career counseling, training, employment related financial supports with confirmed employment (acquiring work boots, clothing for work, tools etc.) available at following locations:

Financial Supports

Job search, resume development, employer connections, exposure courses (CSTS, OSSA, H2S Alive etc.), career counseling, training, employment related financial supports with confirmed employment (acquiring work boots, clothing for work, tools etc.) available at following locations:

Housing

  • Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (affordable housing, social housing, market value program, direct rent supplement program)   Contact: 780-743-4140

  • Housing First Initiative (Community Plan on Homelessness-to assist those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing funded housing while transitioning the individual to employment):

    • YMCA (Housing First for Immigrants)   Contact: 780-743-2970

    • Salvation Army   Contact: 780-743-4135

    • McMan Youth and Family Community Services Association   Contact: 780-743-1110

    • CHOICES   Contact: 780-791-3009

    • Centre of Hope   Contact: 780-743-3912

Temporary Shelter Accommodations

Landlord and Tenant

Landlord & Tenant Advisory Office, Contact : 780-743-5000

Mental Health and Drug Addictions

  • Canadian Mental Health Association- advice, advocacy through support workers. Offers workshops including Adult Anger Management, Stress Management, Youth Anger Management. Contact Norah at famsupport@woodbuffalo.cmha.ab.ca

  • Kids and Drugs Prevention Program, Alberta Health Services Facilitator  Contact 780-714-5637 or  carolyn.evancio@albertahealthservices.ca

  • Alberta Human Services, offers advice, advocacy, counseling, assisting individuals in crisis, connecting to supports in the community, accessing addictions counseling and treatment, support for individuals with mental health issues, providing temporary financial assistance,

  • Mental Health Services (Northern Lights Hospital)   Contact: 780-743-6161

Parenting

  • The Positive Parenting Program or Triple P is offered in conjunction with the HUB Family Resource Centres and the YMCA. Free individual private consultations are available by appointment.

Runs Friday and Saturday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the HUB on Franklin (downtown).

Crisis Management

Violence and Bullying

Islamic Religious Counseling

Imam and Community affairs team members are available to assist people as required.Contact Markaz at:  http://markazulislam.com/contact-us