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History & Mandate

The Timmins & District Multicultural Centre opened in May, 2011 at 12 Elm St. N., second floor, above the Timmins Economic Development Corporation offices. It outgrew that space and moved to its present location in the Pine Plaza, 119 Pine St. S., Suite 10 in June of 2014. A very well attended official opening was held July 11. It is co-located with the Timmins Local Immigration Partnership.

Municipalities served from the Timmins office include Cobalt, Temiskaming Shores, Earlton, Englehart, Matachewan, Kirkland Lake, Black River-Matheson, Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Cochrane, Hearst and Kapuskasing. Efforts are now under way to serve the James Bay coast and Chapleau.

The opening of a settlement services agency for immigrants was the top priority in a report completed in the fall of 2010 for the Timmins Economic Development Corporation and Timmins Local Immigration Partnership. It came from a series of focus groups held at Cedar Meadows Resort in October, 2010.

The Timmins Local Immigration Partnership was originally operated by the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, which turned it over to the Timmins & District Multicultural Centre April 1, 2014.

Funding for both TDMC and TLIP is from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Funding flows through the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre.