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Centre For Newcomers getting spacious re-location

Last Updated Feb 24, 2021 at 3:17 pm MDT

The Centre For Newcomers will be moving homes. Getting an exciting upgrade by making the move to the Northgate Village Shopping Centre. Credit: centrefornewcomers.ca

CALGARY (660NEWS) — The Centre For Newcomers is getting ready to settle into a much larger home.

The non-profit will be moving to the Northgate Village Shopping Centre in Calgary’s northeast, filling in the space where two large department stores resided.

“We really wanted to be a community hub, not only for newcomers that are coming to the Centre For Newcomers as clients but also for the receiving community,” CEO of the Centre For Newcomers Anila Lee Yuen said. “For Indigenous folks, for Settler community, for all Canadians, and all Calgarians to feel welcome and participate in different activities.”

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Over the course of the last year, the Centre has seen an increase in clients and the hope is the new location will help with the surge of need during the pandemic.

“There is more need in the community currently, absolutely, but we’ve also had to do a lot more outreach effort because people aren’t naturally coming through the door, people aren’t travelling as much and might not see our signs.”

Yuen says the Centre For Newcomers hopes to have the new location ready to go at the end of July.