Welcoming & Inclusive Community Partnership Plan
The City of Brooks is proud to present the 2012 – 2014 City of Brooks Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Partnership Plan. The City of Brooks is committed to building a welcoming and inclusive community and workplace that helps sustain a cultural atmosphere that all residents can enjoy. The Plan outlines a specific Action Plan to address the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination’s (CMARD) “Ten Common Commitments”. It also provides a three year strategic focus on how the City of Brooks can become more welcoming and inclusive.
County of Newell
The County of Newell has a full range of recreation, health, emergency, education, and cultural amenities. In addition, it offers the small community spirit that inspires a sense of belonging and provides a stable atmosphere in which to raise a family. The cost of living is generally more affordable than in larger urban centers.
For community information and entertainment/recreation within the County, LiveNewell and VisitNewell offer a complete listing of information.
SPEC Association for Children & Families
Established in 1978, the SPEC Association for Children & Families, began as a fee-for-service program with Alberta Social Services and Community Health. Since SPEC’s incorporation in 1979, the programs have continued to grow and offer services for children and families under the guidance and leadership of dedicated board members, staff, and volunteers.
SPEC is focused on the positive development of kids by providing a continuum of services from early intervention (prevention) to high intervention during crisis. By providing family support services, SPEC continues to focus on a variety of preventive and educational programs that promotes a caring and committed community where kids are resilient and valued.
Brooks & County Immigration Services
BCIS is a not-for-profit organization, which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers. It is a project of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.
Immigrant Access Fund (IAF)
IAF provides loans of up to $10,000 to immigrants who lack the financial resources to pay for the Canadian licensing or training that will allow them to work in their field.
For New Immigrants
A source for information. Apply for a permanent resident card or Canadian citizenship, find information about how to start your life in Canada, find out what services near you are available to help or what to expect for your first tax year.