This page provides important links to programs and services across Fort McMurray.

 

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

http://www.ymca.woodbuffalo.org/community-programs/immigrant-services.php

English Language and Citizenship Prep Courses

Keyano College runs several programs:

  • LINC Program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) and Citizenship Exam Preparation Contact: Valorie Kenny, English@keyano.ca, 780-792-5706, http://keyano.ca/programs
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, testing for those interested in becoming Canadian Citizens.  Go to www.paragontesting.ca to register.

 

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.

http://www.fmpl.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=225&Itemid=216

 

 

 

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:

  • Careers Next Generation (Registered Apprenticeship Program, COOP Program), 780-743-7150, http://nextgen.org/

 

 

 

 

Financial Supports

–          One time emergency assistance (eviction, utility disconnection, travel, prescriptions etc.)

–          Ongoing financial supports due to documented medical issues (if ineligible for EI)

 

 

Housing

 

  • Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation (affordable housing, social housing, market value program, direct rent supplement program), 780-743-4140, http://www.wbhadc.ca/
  • 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,  http://www.salvationarmy.ca/
    • 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

  • Salvation Army: Emergency Men’s Shelter has 32 spaces where men can stay up to 21 days while they look for work. Once they are working they may be able to stay for a maximum of 90 days while they find other living arrangements, 780-743-4135, http://www.salvationarmy.ca/
  • Marshall House,  Contact:780-715-1870
  • Stepping Stones (Youth Shelter),  Contact: 780-790-2290, http://www.woodshomes.ca/fort-mcmurray.htm
  • The Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society- Unity House (Women’s Shelter), Contact:780-843-1190, http://www.fmmfcs.com/

 

 

Landlord and Tenant

 

 

Mental health and Drug additions

 

 

 

Parenting

  • Multicultural Association is offering the Cross Cultural Parent Program for new Canadian parents.

Runs Friday and Saturday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the HUB on Franklin (downtown), http://www.multiculturefm.org/main/

 

 

Crisis management

  • Family Crisis Society: Penney Tilley is the early intervention coordinator at the Family Crisis Society. fcs.early.intervention@shaw.ca,
  • Contact:780-843-1190,http://www.fmmfcs.com/                                                                                          
  • Crisis Management Hotline Contact :1-800-779-5057

 

 

Violence and Bullying

 

 

Islamic Religious Counseling

 

Miscellaneous