About the SJNC


The Saint John Multicultural Newcomers Resource Centre inc., commonly known as The Saint John Newcomers Centre (SJNC), is a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious organization. 

Founded in 2009, the purpose of the SJNC is to improve the cultural, social, and economic well-being of citizens and newcomers of all backgrounds to Greater Saint John and to promote equality for all cultural groups.

The objectives of the SJNC are:

a) To collaborate between service providers and volunteer-run organizations serving the communities of the Greater Saint John area to further interests of newcomers;
b) To celebrate multiculturalism within our region;
c) To promote equality for all ethno-cultural groups;
d) To serve as a central location where all citizens and newcomers to our region can gain access to community services and information;
e) To foster a welcoming and supportive environment.

Click here to view the Saint John Newcomer Centre's constitution.

The Saint John Newcomers Centre respectfully acknowledges that we stand on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey (WOOL-US-TOOK-WAY) land. The lands of Wabanaki (WAH-BAH-NAH-KEE) people are recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship and mutual respect between equal nations. The river that runs by our university is known as Wolastoq (WOOL-LUSS-TOOK), along which live Wolastoqiyik (WOOL-US-TOO-GWEEG) – the people of the beautiful and bountiful river. Wolastoq (WOOL-LUSS-TOOK) is also called the St. John River.

Nous reconnaissons respectueusement que le Centre de nouveau arrivants de Saint-Jean se trouve sur le territoire traditionnel Wolastoqey (WOOL-US-TOOK-WAY) non cédé et non cédé. Les terres du peuple Wabanaki (WAH-BAH-NAH-KEE) sont reconnues dans une série de traités de paix et d'amitié pour établir une relation continue de paix, d'amitié et de respect mutuel entre des nations égales. La rivière qui coule à côté de notre Centre est connue sous le nom de Wolastoq (WOOL-LUSS-TOOK), le long de laquelle vivent les Wolastoqiyik (WOOL-US-TOO-GWEEG) – les habitants de la belle et abondante rivière. Wolastoq (WOOL-LUSS-TOOK) est aussi appelé le fleuve Saint-Jean.

Saint John Newcomers Centre: 75 Prince William Street, Suite 100, tel. +1.506.642.4242, email welcome@sjnewcomers.ca. Find us on Facebook, on Twitter, on LinkedIn. Subscribe to our newsletter. Check out our events.