Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN)

Registered Name: Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Business Number: 118893957RR0001

About Us

EMCN was founded in 1982, in response to an observed need for support of newly arrived Vietnamese refugee families. Today, EMCN is one of largest and leading immigrant and refugee settlement in agencies in Canada. Serving over 15,000 immigrants each year.


We see a future where many citizens walk with newcomers to bridge their transition into the community. To achieve this vision, we will serve as a key catalyst and leading collaborator in positively shaping the attitudes, behaviours, and practices of organizations and individuals to value the diversity that newcomers bring to the community.

Core Purpose

To enhance the quality of life for newcomers and all Canadians. 


Our goal is to create a society that is based on the dignity of every human being. We do this through our values:

Social Justice




What People Are Saying

"When strangers connect, relationships grow, friendships are made and stereotypes fade. EMCN quietly nurtures Edmonton’s health and wellbeing each day "

— Councillor Scott McKeen

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