Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre
The Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre was founded in 1976 to assist the various ethnic groups in the City of Welland and surrounding areas of Port Colborne, Pelham, Wainfleet, and Fort Erie.
The non-profit charitable, service organization helps immigrants to overcome barriers to integration, and develop skills to work and live in Canada.
Services provided include: English as a Second Language services, Computer Training & Access, Employment Services, Increasing Prosperity for Niagara’s Women Business owners and Emergency Shelter to those in need.
As the number of immigrants that needed their expertise grew they opened the Multicultural Network of Niagara Falls in 1995. Their satellite office in Niagara Falls (at Niagara Falls Public Library) offers the same services as the Welland office to serve the local immigrant population.
Along with providing services to newcomers they also organize and host many community events.