Lessons Learned reports from the Welcome Here project

The Lessons Learned report was completed as part of the Welcome Here project (Phase I). This phase of the project focused on building collaborations between family resource centres and settlement agencies.

The report offers insights into how family resource centres across Canada have successfully adapted their programs to reflect diversity in their communities.

Download the report (PDF - 201 kB).

More Lessons Learned PDF

More Lessons Learned was created as part of the Welcome Here project (Phase II).

This report consolidates information about how to create more welcoming family resource programs for new immigrant families and documents the barriers and challenges to meeting the needs of newcomer families. It also offers suggestions for addressing the identified barriers and challenges. Information for this report was collected using an FRP Canada member survey, and focus groups.

Download the report (PDF - 274 kB).


Individual project summaries (included in the report) from each site can be downloaded from the links below.

Alberta    Individual Project Summary
The Hub Family Resource Centre
Fort McMurray, AB
thehubfrc.ca
YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services
Fort McMurray, AB
www.ymca.woodbuffalo.org

British Columbia - Individual Project Summary
North Shore Neighbourhood House
North Vancouver, BC
www.nsnh.bc.ca

Manitoba    Individual Project Summary
Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre
Brandon, MB
cfswestern.mb.ca
Westman Immigrant Services
Brandon, MB
www.wesls.com

Nova Scotia    Individual Project Summary
Dartmouth Family Centre
Dartmouth, NS 
www.dartmouthfamilycentre.ca
Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services (ISIS)
Halifax, NS
www.isisns.ca

Ontario    
Individual Project Summary - Phase 1
Wesley Urban Ministries/ Ontario Early Years Centre Hamilton West
Hamilton, ON
www.wesleyurbanministries.ca
Settlement and Integration Services Organization (SISO)
Hamilton, ON
This organization no longer exists.
 
Individual Project Summary - Phase 2
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
www.immigrantwomenservices.com

Prince Edward Island   Individual Project Summary
C.H.A.N.C.E.S. Family Centre
Charlottetown, PE
www.chancesfamily.ca