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Welcome Here Resource Kit
Creating Welcoming Communities for Newcomer Families

©2008, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)
ISBN 978-0-9784698-2-5

These resources were developed by FRP Canada for the Welcome Here project and mailed to all FRP Canada members as well as to all settlement agencies listed on the website of the Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance (CISSA).

To order a copy of the
Welcome Here Resource Kit, Welcome posters or Welcome brochures, click here for the order form.

Lessons Learned  
Collaborations between family resource centres and settlement agencies
Print version (PDF - 201 kb)

Links and Resources
Condensed  version for print  (PDF - 154 kb)
For more complete resources and live links, visit:  Articles, Books/Toys, DiversityGovernment Links, Multilingual Links and Toolkit .

Welcome Here Promotional Items

  Welcome Poster
Colourful, multilingual 8.5 by 11 inch coloured poster
    Version 1: Words and people   (PDF 3 mb)
Version 2: Words only    (PDF 370 kb)

  Welcome Brochure
Using beautiful watercolour drawings and a minimal number of words, this brochure welcomes people to their neighbourhood family resource centre.

Multilingual brochures
You may affix a label on the back of the brochure with your organization's name and contact details.
Languages: English, French,  ArabicHindi, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Vietnamese.
    Fillable PDF brochures
The front cover has two fillable fields where you can modify the greeting, 'Welcome to your neighbourhood Family Resource Centre'. Additionally, on the back cover, you can insert your contact details directly into the box provided.
Languages: English, French, ArabicHindi, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

  Welcome Here Brochure Illustrations          Available to FRP Canada members only
These illustrations, drawn for FRP Canada's Welcome Here brochure by Ottawa artist Claire MacDonald, are available only to FRP Canada members due to copyright considerations.
Click here to access the illustrations. You might be prompted to log in with your FRP Canada website user ID and password.  The illustrations are:
  A place for you and your children
  A place to play
  A place to learn
  A place to share parenting ideas
  A place to bring friends and make new ones

Non-members who wish to access these illustrations are invited to write to the artist at

  Dressing for Winter    (poster and movie clip) developed by the Ontario Council of Immigrant Serving Agencies –  (PDF 2 MB)

Also available:

Multilingual Parent Resource Sheets
Five of FRP Canada's parent resource sheets translated into 10 languages (downloadable PDFs)
Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Vietnamese.
Coming soon: Farsi (Persian), Portuguese, Russian and Urdu
For the English and French versions, please visit this page on FRP Canada’s Parents Matter website

e-Valuation Surveys
FRP Canada's e-Valuation Participant Surveys translated into five languages (downloadable PDFs)
Languages: Chinese (Simplified), German, Hindi, Portuguese and Tamil.

Why Play? Brochures 
FRP Canada's Why Play? series of six brochures translated into eleven languages (downloadable PDFs)
Print the four-fold brochures on standard letter size paper
Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Vietnamese.

We encourage you to tell us what you think of this material. If you have any suggestions to make or resources you would like included, please write to us at




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