NORTH BAY -- class="p1" style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> The North Bay and District Multicultural Centre will re-open its offices starting Tuesday, Sept. 8 to offer in-person services.

 

The services will be offered via appointment only.

 

Like many agencies, businesses and organizations, the centre has been physically closed since March when staff moved away from the site to work at home.

 

“The pandemic has changed the way we have been delivering our services and will mean continued changes moving forward,” said the centre's executive director Deborah Robertson.

 

While the doors will be open at the centre's offices on Main Street in North Bay, appointments are now necessary for in office client meetings. 

 

In a media release issued earlier this week, the centre said safety is the top priority for staff and clients and it is taking all necessary precautions in order to follow public health guidelines.

 

“Settling into a new community can be hard enough for newcomers and this pandemic is adding a whole new level of complexity for some of our clients. Assuring them we remain here to help is very important," said Robertson.

 

Those looking for immigrant settlement services or those looking to make an appointment with settlement services workers can call 705-495-8931 or email the centre at info@nbdmc.ca.