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50+ Program

Any immigrant to Canada, newcomer or oldcomer is welcome to join the 50+ Group.

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Program Information

The 50+ Program is an initiative started in 2010 by the Community Connections Department to assist mature newcomers to integrate and adapt into their new community.

Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering services virtually.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Any immigrant to Canada, newcomer or oldcomer is welcome to join the 50+ Group.
  • Community members, under 50 years of age, interested in the activities and project organized by the 50+ Group are welcome to participate as volunteers and skills facilitators
Locations / Hours

St. Catharines
85 Church Street, ON, L2R 3C7
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
905-685-6589 Ext. 271

Niagara Falls & Welland

Please contact 50+ Program coordinator to book an appointment and to participate in our online opportunities.


Due to COVID-19, we are currently offering services virtually.

Services We Offer
  • Group activities supporting personal wellbeing, fitness, knowledge transfer and cross-cultural understanding
  • Craft groups and recreational activities
  • Group volunteering projects: Cooking for the community, gardening, sewing and/or knitting for local charities, etc.
  • Friendly knitting circle, meets weekly to work in collective projects that are donated to local community agencies

Interested in this program?

Please contact a team member for more information.

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50+ Program

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Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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