English as a Second Language Classes
Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.
Our centre offers full-time Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.
An eligible, free of charge, learner will be an individual:
- Who is a minimum of 18 years with no upper age limit; and
- Who is a Refugee Claimant, a Convention Refugee, a Landed Immigrant, and intending to Land or become a Canadian Citizen; or
- Who is a provincial nominee, or their dependents, who has been approved through the provincial Nominee Program, but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status;
Registration is available by appointment only Monday to Friday.
All learners must register and provide a valid Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment which can be obtained from the YMCA – CLARS Assessment Centre.
Hours and delivery model have been modified due to COVID-19.
Cohort 1 in class Monday, Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm
Cohort 2 in class Thursday, Friday 9 am – 2 pm
85 Church St., St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3C7
Monday – Friday
Any immigrant to Canada, newcomer or oldcomer is welcome to join the 50+ Group.Learn More
Care For Newcomer Children
Prepares newcomer children with English language and other school readiness skills. Runs concurrent with the centre’s English day classes.Learn More
Community Connections brings together newcomers to Canada and established community residents for sharing and learning.Learn More
As a newcomer to Canada, you may have questions about job searching and what you can do to find the job of your choice. Our employment services are available on-line and in-person; our team of specialists understand the job search needs of people new to Canada. We succeed when you succeed!Learn More
English as a Second Language Classes
Our centre offers full time Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for adults of varying levels of language ability. Our LINC/ESL program facilitates students’ social, cultural and occupational integration into Canadian life.Learn More
Healthcare Navigator Training Program for IEHPs
The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is launching a pilot Healthcare Navigator Training Program for IEHPs that will create a pool of trained professionals who can assist and advocate for newcomers to Canada when they access healthcare in Ontario. The project will assist healthcare employers in the delivery of newcomer healthcare, it will help newcomers learn to navigate Ontario’s complex healthcare services and it will assist IEHPs to overcome the significant barriers to workforce entry they experience.Learn More
Our Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health program provides mental health support to newcomers in Niagara who are experiencing language and other social barriers to accessing mainstream mental health services.Learn More
Migrant Workers Support Project (MWP)
The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre (NFAMC) is pleased to launch a pilot program designed to support Migrant Workers across Niagara. The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre will work in partnership with The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO) to provide migrant workers information, support and services so they can better navigate their time in Canada.Learn More
Peer-to-Peer Vaccine Education & Outreach Program
Our Peer-to-Peer Vaccine Education & Outreach program provides information & education sessions to newcomers in Niagara so they have access to culturally and linguistically evidence-based information when it comes to COVID-19 & vaccines.Learn More
The Settlement Department assists newcomers to meet their immediate and longer-term settlement needs, including information and orientation to the community, referrals to community and social services, solution-focussed counselling and assistance with settlement plans.Learn More
Skills Training Programs
Enhance your knowledge and upgrade your skills in a variety of topics including Workplace Health and Safety, Small Business Basics, Customer Service and more.Learn More
The youth program offers several opportunities for newcomer youth age 13 to 24 to get connected to the community.Learn More
We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.
We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.