Here’s what’s going on at EMCN. Check out the links to find out more or to register for a session.

ongoing emcn information sessions

April 2024

 

Apr. 1 – Easter Monday

  • EMCN offices closed for statutory holiday.

Apr. 3 – EmpowerHER Information Session

  • This Information Session is targeted to Edmonton area women in business and female entrepreneurs who may be interested in participating in the upcoming cohort. It provides an overview on EMCN’s EmpowerHER program.
  • Held 10:00 – 11:00 am at EMCN Central (10170 112 ST NW).
  • Registration required to attend. Register here.

Apr. 9 – 24 – EMCN Computer Workshops

  • EMCN offers free computer workshops for EMCN clients. Courses include varying aspects and levels for:
    + Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word
    + Design with AutoCAD
  • Learning options:
    + Remote learners must have internet access and the software installed on their laptop for the course they want to take.
    + In-person learners can use the computer lab at EMCN Central.
  • Registration requirements:
    + Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 or higher in English.
    + You must register using this online form, then the meeting link will be sent to you.
    + Drop-ins not accepted.
    + Register only for the workshops you can commit to attending as space is limited.

May 2024

 

May 6 – EMCN Officially Changing Name

  • Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) will officially change its name to Newcomer Centre.
  • Stay tuned for more info.

May 6 & 7 – New I-WIN Classes Begin

  • EMCN is recruiting participants for our Immigrant Women’s Integrated Network (I-WIN) classes starting in May 2024.
  • Child-minding services and bus tickets available if needed.
  • May 6, 2024 – in-person afternoon classes:
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • May 7, 2024 – virtual morning classes:
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Find out more about the I-WIN program.
  • Register here (Google Form). I-WIN staff will contact registered candidates.

May 15 – Job Fair

  • The Newcomer Centre is hosting a Job Fair from 10 am – 2 pm at the Clareview Community Recreation Centre.
  • About 25 – 30 employers will be available with positions ready to be filled.
  • Register on Eventbrite to attend.

May 20 – Victoria Day

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for statutory observance.

June 2024

 

June 4, 2024 – Newcomer Centre Plum Blossom Luncheon

  • Inaugural fundraising luncheon event from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.
  • For more information please contact aadedoyin@emcn.ab.ca

June 19, 2024 – Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • Stay tuned for more details on how to register and attend event.

June 20, 2024 – Roots on Six:  World Refugee Day & Indigenous Peoples’ Day

  • Stay tuned for more details on how to attend event.

June 26, 2024 – Multicultural Festival

  • You’re invited to our annual Multicultural Festival / Block Party at our downtown location (10170 112 ST NW) from 11 am – 2 pm.
  • Stay tuned for more information.

July 2024

 

July 1, 2024 – Canada Day

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for statutory observance.
 

August 2024

 

August 5, 2024 – Civic Holiday

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for statutory observance.

September 2024

 

September 2, 2024 – Labour Day

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for statutory observance.

October 2024

 

October 14, 2024 – Thanksgiving

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for statutory observance.

October 18, 2024 – Newcomer Centre Connects Day

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for staff professional development training.

 

October 26, 2024 – RISE Awards

  • Stay tuned for more details on how to register and attend event.

November 2024

 

November 11, 2024 – Remembrance Day

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for statutory observance.

December 2024

 

December 23, 2024 – January 5, 2025

  • Newcomer Centre offices closed for winter break.
  • Office reopen on Monday, January 6, 2025.