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The North Bay & District Multicultural Centre opened in January 2008 at 374 Fraser Street. It came about as the result of more than two years of work by the North Bay Newcomer Network, spearheaded by the Mayor's Office of Economic Development.

The Centre was a project of Young People's Press, a nonprofit incorporated organization, governed by a volunteer board of directors. Young People's Press has a long history of leading anti-racism and organizational change projects across Canada. Since then the Centre was incorporated in its own right with the same board of directors.

We are the federal government-delegated provider of settlement and mentorship services for newcomers to Canada.

One-on-one job search support will be provided and referrals may be made to other appropriate employment agencies.

We offer a full range of confidential settlement services and newcomer information. Drop by and see us or phone ahead for an appointment.

Executive Director
Deborah Robertson

Deborah Robertson emigrated to Canada from England in 2008 after working in the book publishing industry in London. She immediately got involved as a volunteer with the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre, both in the office and as a Host program volunteer. . Deborah and husband Chris and their young son James purchased a home in North Bay and are active members of the community.

Program Coordinator

Vindra Sahadeo

Vindra Sahadeo came to North Bay from Trinidad & Tobago in 2008 and worked at Nipissing University while volunteering at the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre, where she now works full-time. Vindra has an M.A. degree in psychology and many years of experience as a high school and university teacher. Vindra and husband Ram purchased a home in North Bay and quickly became part of the community. Their daughter, Anusha, is a university student.

Office Manager
Tara Gillies

Tara Gillies spent her early years in Nigeria and was with Young People's Press for many years. She keeps our financial records and is the Iron Lady of allocating office supplies. She designed this website, and many others, and assists with special events. Tara enjoys an active life in the country with her husband Mike and son Ryan.

Settlement Worker
Cindy Tibbles

Cindy Tibblesis a graduate of Nipissing University with a B.A. (Hons.) in Regional Planning and International Development. She was born and raised in the beautiful city of North Bay. She spent three months in Madagascar volunteering for a non-governmental organization doing both humanitarian and conservation work. Upon her return she continued volunteering at the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre in the front office. She has travelled extensively in Southeast Asia. Cindy serves clients in both official languages as a Settlement Counsellor and is working on her Spanish as well.

Settlement Worker
Taslima Ahmed

Taslima came to Canada in 2004 from Bangladesh. She has degree in sociology and worked as a research assistant in a project by WHO (World Health Organization). Taslima took teh Social Service Worker program from Canadore College and was volunteering at the Multicultural Centre after her graduation. Taslima lives with her husband and daughter and have a home in North Bay. They love to be involved in the community as much as they can. Taslima loves reading, cooking and having friends and family over. She speaks Bengali, English and can communicate In Urdu and Hindi.

North Bay Newcomer Network
Local Immigration Partnership Coordinator
Meg Ramore

Meg Ramore is a graduate of McMaster University with a double B.A (Hons.) in Women's Studies and Sociology. She was raised in beautiful Corbeil (an outlying area of North Bay). She is an active volunteer in the feminist and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer) communities. She is also a long-time volunteer at Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing. Meg and her partner Chris share a home in North Bay with their two rescue dogs.

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Business Incubator
Kait Morris

Kait Morris is a graduate of Nipissing University with a B.A. (Hons) in English and Political Science and has a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from Humber College. Born and raised in North Bay and currently living in Callander with her family, she spends most of her free time with her nose stuck in a book. When not buried in books, she can found behind a computer screen looking to learn something new.




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