Supplied by the City of Sault Ste. Marie…
Sault Ste. Marie, ON (2019 06 12) – Whether arriving from Brampton or Brazil, it can be difficult
for newcomers to know where to start exploring a new city.
In an effort to make Sault Ste. Marie a more welcoming community, the Local Immigration
Partnership, in collaboration with FutureSSM, has created “Welcome to Town” kits to help
newcomers discover our community. The kits are designed to help newcomers take action to
meet new people and learn about local businesses, heritage, cultural, entertainment and
tourist highlights.
Local businesses and organizations are invited to get involved in the “Welcome to Town” kit by
contributing items such as gift cards, coupons, branded clothing, useful or creative SWAG and
information about services and programs offered.
“By contributing to the welcome kit, you will be letting newcomers know they’re invited to
discover what makes your business or organization a unique part of our community. You’ll also
be acting as an ambassador, showing newcomers how the Sault is a community of friendly faces
and proud local establishments,” states Adrian DeVuono, Project Coordinator, Local
Immigration Partnership.
Items will be distributed in a canvas bag approximately the size of a grocery bag. Kits will
include information about the city, a tourist guidebook, city map, lapel pin, and branded city t-
shirt among other start-up items. Kits will be distributed from the Community Development
and Enterprise Services office located on the main level of the Civic Centre.
If your business or organization would like to contribute items, contact Maegan Brennan, Local
Immigration Partnership Outreach Specialist, at (705) 759-5485 or email