What do we offer to Newcomers?
GPCN offers a wide range of services to assist newcomers with their settlement needs. Accessible in English and French, our services include:
Information and Orientation
This service enables newcomers with information and guidance they need to adapt successfully to their new community.
Under this component, the following services are offered in one-on-one and group sessions:
Overview of Canada, life in Alberta and Grande Prairie
Information on various community resources
Settlement services including housing and access to basic needs
Assistance in registering children for school
Information on the health care system and help in finding a family doctor
Assistance filling out application for government programs and services
To address their needs, Settlement Practitioners meet with newcomer individuals/ families to elaborate an integration plan in order to meet their settlement goals.
For specific services not available at GPCN, settlement practitioners make referrals to community agencies and organizations in Grande Prairie.
Through cross-cultural activities and English conversational Club, we facilitate interaction between newcomers and long-time residents of
Supportive Counseling - Settlement Practitioners assist and guide newcomers with crisis related to
adaptation to life in Canada.
Interpretation and Translation - Staff and volunteers at GPCN speak over 15 languages.
We also arrange certified translation upon request.
We frequently host workshops with relevant topics that educate and empower newcomers in making informed decisions.
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What are the benefits?
Get to know Canada
Learn about what it's like to live in Canada
Be aware of resources that are available to you to help you settle
Increase your community connections
become an active member of GP community
Reach your settlement goals
Root yourself into Canadian society