The North Bay & District
Multicultural Centre opened in January 2008 at 374 Fraser Street.
It came about as the result of more than two years of work by the
North Bay Newcomer Network, spearheaded by the Mayor's Office of
The Centre was a project
of Young People's Press, a nonprofit incorporated organization,
governed by a volunteer board of directors. Young People's Press
has a long history of leading anti-racism and organizational change
projects across Canada. Since then the Centre was incorporated in
its own right with the same board of directors.
We are the federal government-delegated
provider of settlement and mentorship services for newcomers to
One-on-one job search
support will be provided and referrals may be made to other appropriate
We offer a full range
of confidential settlement services and newcomer information. Drop
by and see us or phone ahead for an appointment.
Robertson emigrated to Canada from England in 2008 after working
in the book publishing industry in London. She immediately got
involved as a volunteer with the North Bay & District Multicultural
Centre, both in the office and as a Host program volunteer.
. Deborah and husband Chris and their young son James purchased
a home in North Bay and are active members of the community.
Sahadeo came to North Bay from Trinidad & Tobago in 2008
and worked at Nipissing University while volunteering at the
North Bay & District Multicultural
Centre, where she now works full-time. Vindra has an M.A. degree
in psychology and many years of experience as a high school
and university teacher. Vindra and husband Ram purchased a home
in North Bay and quickly became part of the community. Their
daughter, Anusha, is a university student.
Gillies spent her early years in Nigeria and was with Young
People's Press for many years. She keeps our financial records
and is the Iron Lady of allocating office supplies. She designed
this website, and many others, and assists with special events.
Tara enjoys an active life in the country with her husband Mike
and son Ryan.
Tibblesis a graduate of Nipissing University with a B.A. (Hons.)
in Regional Planning and International Development. She was
born and raised in the beautiful city of North Bay. She spent
three months in Madagascar volunteering for a non-governmental
organization doing both humanitarian and conservation work.
Upon her return she continued volunteering at the North Bay
& District Multicultural Centre in the front office. She
has travelled extensively in Southeast Asia. Cindy serves clients
in both official languages as a Settlement Counsellor and is
working on her Spanish as well.
came to Canada in 2004 from Bangladesh. She has degree in sociology
and worked as a research assistant in a project by WHO (World
Health Organization). Taslima took teh Social Service Worker
program from Canadore College and was volunteering at the Multicultural
Centre after her graduation. Taslima lives with her husband
and daughter and have a home in North Bay. They love to be involved
in the community as much as they can. Taslima loves reading,
cooking and having friends and family over. She speaks Bengali,
English and can communicate In Urdu and Hindi.
Bay Newcomer Network
Local Immigration Partnership Coordinator
Ramore is a graduate of McMaster University with a double B.A
(Hons.) in Women's Studies and Sociology. She was raised in
beautiful Corbeil (an outlying area of North Bay). She is an
active volunteer in the feminist and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender & queer) communities. She is also a long-time
volunteer at Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing.
Meg and her partner Chris share a home in North Bay with their
two rescue dogs.
Morris is a graduate of Nipissing University with a B.A. (Hons)
in English and Political Science and has a postgraduate diploma
in Journalism from Humber College. Born and raised in North
Bay and currently living in Callander with her family, she spends
most of her free time with her nose stuck in a book. When not
buried in books, she can found behind a computer screen looking
to learn something new.
at the Timmins office are listed at www.timminsmulticultural.ca