The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP), with funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, have developed a resource kit for welcoming newcomer families participation in community-based programs. From an announcement (Mar 19/08) on the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Promotion listserv:

“Over the past year, under the Welcome Here project, family resource programs and settlement agencies in communities across Canada have collaborated together to offer new and improved programs to newcomer families. The Welcome Here Resource Kit will share some of the lessons learned in these communities. The kit will also contain some useful tools for community programs including a multi-lingual welcome poster, multi-lingual parent resource sheets, ideas for preventing racism, a colourful brochure designed to invite newcomers to visit their local family resource centre, and links to other resources”.

Resource kits will be available on welcomehere.ca as of April 1/08. For more information, welcomehere@frp.ca.