The health and safety of our staff, clients and the general public is paramount. To aid in slowing the global spread of COVID-19 the following is immediately in effect:
Fort Erie Multicultural Centre (FEMC) will be closed to the public until further notice, with essential and urgent services available only via telephone or email. Those contacting us will be screened and forwarded to a program staff person for follow-up within 24 hours.
ESL (English as a Second Language) and LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) classes are also closed until further notice but we hope to resume classes on Monday, April 6th.
In the interim, we will provide updates as they become available.
We appreciate your support and understanding as we all work together during this time.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Fort Erie Multicultural Centre
The Fort Erie Multicultural Centre is a social profit charitable organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed to carrying out its mission to assist newcomers arriving in Fort Erie to settle successfully into Canadian society.
Fort Erie has a strong and consistent history of welcoming and integrating newcomers, its earliest days connected to the abolishment of slavery in 1793 in Upper Canada (now Ontario) and the famous Underground Railroad. Situated at the busiest border crossing for refugees in Canada, Fort Erie is both a gateway community and a place newcomers like to call their new home.