Newcomers Hub

Welcoming High River - You Belong Here 

New to High River? This page is made to help you settle into the community through the Welcoming High River initiative. Discover library resources, e-books, gadgets, and programs aimed at supporting newcomers. You'll also find information on local services eager to help you on your journey!

Need help or want to speak to someone about what there is for you? Megan can help! 

Megan is the library Community Resource and Engagement Navigator and can help you in finding your way around the library and getting connected to town services! 

Here are Megan's daily available hours for the summer season: 

Day

Time

Monday 

3pm-5pm

Tuesday

3pm-5pm

Wednesday

4pm-6pm

Thursday

11:30pm-1:30pm

Friday

9:30am-11:30am

One Saturday a Month (see our events)

9:30am-11:30am

Contact Details

meganv@highriverlibrary.ca

(403) 652-2917

In Partnership with Foothills Community Immigrant Services (FCIS)

Foothills Community Immigrant Services – a project of CCIS Providing Newcomers/Immigrants and Refugees with services to support settlement and integration in High River and area since 2008.

Comprehensive services including Group Sessions & Workshops, Settlement Worker in Schools and Youth Programming.

Serving the community of High River and surrounding areas, FCIS provides connections to local services and assists with the resettlement process.

Click here to visit the website and get connected with FCIS today.

What is the Welcoming High River initiative?

The Welcoming High River initiative aims to help newcomers feel welcomed and included in their community, empowering them to settle effectively into Alberta's social, cultural, and economic life.

Goals of the initiative include: 

Improving Access to Information

How: The High River Library's newcomers webpage will be regularly updated with resources to help newcomers settle into High River. In addition, the library's daily welcoming hub hours will serve as a place for newcomers seeking information and support as they become part of the community.

Enhancing How High River Supports Newcomers

How: Workshops, activities, and an upcoming Welcoming High River committee will educate service providers about newcomers' needs and available resources.

Empowering Newcomers

How: The Library Champions volunteer program, launching soon, will provide newcomers with opportunities to learn, participate, and contribute to community life.

Supporting Newcomer Integration into the Workforce

How: The library will help employers better understand different cultures, fostering welcoming workplaces and assisting in the integration of newcomers into the workforce.

Celebrating Community

How: Future library activities and programs will focus on celebrating diversity and building connections within the community.

Stay tuned for more updates here and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok!