The New Canadian Friendship Centre first opened its doors on May 14, 2013, in response to the vision of Centre Street Church to come alongside people who are new to Canada. We welcome all people, including refugees, regardless of their immigration status. We help by giving friendship, and practical help to be a part of Canadian life.

We provide ESL classes, Citizenship Classes, sewing, baking, a Children’s Program, and other classes and workshops.

Our programs and services are offered free of charge to people of all faiths, or no faith, who come to our Centre. We are able to offer these programs through the generosity of volunteers who are followers of Jesus and who give of their time and talents in many different capacities, as they seek to “Love God” and “Love Others”.

We are located in the Encompass Partnerships building at 3851 54 Ave NE.

We welcome you to come and visit us soon!

Meet Our Team




  • Katherine Milum

  • Manager
  • 587-390-0772
  • Pauline Kizlyk

  • Administrative Assistant
  • 587-390-0770
  • Karyn Rempel

  • ESL Coordinator
  • 587-390-0770
    • Okeoghene Abarikwu

    • Children's Program Coordinator
    • 587-390-0770



    FAQ

    How much is the cost for the ESL classes?

    There is no cost for the ESL classes. There is a $5 fee for registration.

    Is there a cost for ESL registration?

    There is a $5 fee for registration for first-time students only.

    What levels of ESL do you offer?

    We offer 5 basic levels – English Foundations, Beginner 1 & Beginner 2, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2.

    Who can attend classes at NCFC? Do I need to be a Canadian citizen?

    Everyone is welcome to participate in our classes, no matter their
    immigration status, including refugees and refugee claimants.

    Is childcare offered during classes?

    Childcare is normally available during our morning classes. We are not
    currently offering childcare due to COVID-19.

    Do you offer LINC classes?

    NCFC ESL Classes are not aligned with the Government of Canada Language Benchmarks. We do not test for Canadian Language Benchmarks.