As autumn leaves fall and the crisp winter air envelops Edmonton, FOCAS Canada stands true to its vision, ensuring that newcomers and immigrants feel the warmth of their new home. Nestled in the heart of Edmonton, FOCAS (Focus on Cultural Advancement and Settlement) is more than just a newcomers' center; it's a place where trust, growth, resilience, and cultural exchange flourish. In this blog, we'll take you on a journey through FOCAS Canada's services and activities during the autumn and winter months, highlighting the invaluable support it offers to newcomers from the Oromia community and beyond.Newcomers Welcome Center:
As the temperatures drop, FOCAS Edmonton opens its doors wide, creating a welcoming haven for newcomers. The Newcomers Welcome Center is the first stop for those seeking information, assistance, and a sense of belonging in their new home. Here, newcomers find a friendly smile, a hot cup of coffee, and a wealth of information about the services available to them.New Immigrant Settlement Services:
Navigating the complexities of settling in a new country can be daunting, especially during the colder months. FOCAS Canada's New Immigrant Settlement Services are designed to ease this transition. From helping newcomers find suitable housing to assisting with paperwork and providing job search support, FOCAS is a reliable partner every step of the way.Community Engagement and Growth:
FOCAS Canada doesn't just help newcomers survive; it helps them thrive. The autumn and winter months are the perfect time for newcomers to engage with the FOCAS community. Through various workshops, events, and cultural exchange programs, newcomers can actively participate and grow in their new environment.Embracing Oromia Culture:
One of the unique aspects of FOCAS is its commitment to promoting cultural exchange. Newcomers from the Oromia community find a piece of home at FOCAS, where their culture is celebrated and shared. Whether it's through traditional dance, music, or storytelling, FOCAS fosters strong cultural connections between Oromia and Canada.Indigenous Community Exchange:
FOCAS believes in the power of dialogue and connection. Newcomers have the opportunity to engage in meaningful exchanges with Indigenous communities, deepening their understanding of Canadian culture and history. These connections enrich the cultural tapestry of Edmonton and build bridges between communities.
As the summer sun graces Edmonton with its warmth, FOCAS Canada extends a heartfelt invitation to the entire community to join us in celebrating unity, diversity, and inclusion. Together, let us embrace the spirit of the season by supporting one another and providing a warm welcome to those who have chosen Canada as their new home. Whether you are a newcomer seeking assistance or a community member looking to get involved, FOCAS Canada welcomes you with open arms.
As the cold winds of autumn and winter sweep through Edmonton, FOCAS Canada stands as a beacon of warmth and support for newcomers. Whether you're a recent immigrant from the Oromia community or a newcomer from any part of the world, FOCAS is here to welcome you, guide you, and help you grow in your new home. Trust in FOCAS to make your settlement and integration journey a memorable one, filled with the spirit of community, cultural exchange, and resilience. Welcome to your new home, welcome to FOCAS Canada.