The Newcomer Interagency Network (NIN) was created to share expertise, enhance collaboration between agencies, and support projects and initiatives to better meet the needs of newcomers to the region.

The purpose of the network is to:

  • Facilitate an awareness of existing community services and improve referral processes
  • Identify gaps, needs, and duplications in newcomer services, skills, & employment
  • Support & implement projects and initiatives to address those gaps where possible
  • Provide consultation to government, businesses, and organizations on matters relating to newcomers


An inclusive and welcoming community where people contribute and thrive, feel empowered and are equipped for success.


A collaborative team working to provide better services on behalf of Newcomers to the region through knowledge sharing and targeted initiatives.

Past Initiatives

  • Cultural Competency in the Workplace Workshop, Manual, and Best Practices Document
  • Workforce Gap Analysis of Newcomer Employment Challenges
  • Strategies for Successful Employment Counselling
  • “Get Connected” Event
  • Common Ground Train-The-Trainer
  • Employee Attraction & Retention Seminar
  • Cultural Crossroads Training

Steering Committee

Nicole Greville (Interim Chair) – Wood Buffalo Regional Library
Glenda Little-Kulai (Secretary) – Keyano College LINC
Eliana Urrea – YMCA Northern Alberta
Kouame Adie – Le Centre d’accueil et d’etablissement
Jamie Desautels – Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo

Become a Member

The NIN has over 20 different agency members led by a Steering Committee. Members attend meetings once a month, provide feedback and input on initiatives, discuss challenges they are facing, and receive free training and resources through NIN initiatives.

To become a member or for more information contact Caitlin Downie, Chair, Newcomer Interagency Network, welcome@ninfm.org, or fill out the form below.

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2nd floor of the Library
Fort McMurray, AB


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