History

  • The International Activity Centre of the City of Oulu started on the same premises as the social and healthcare services for immigrants in 2000
  • Until the end of 2006, the International Activity Centre was located in city centre, in Toppelius House
  • At the beginning of 2007, services moved to another premises in Heinäpää district (Kirkkokatu 54)
  • In 2008, an ESF project Homelike Oulu was launched. One of the goals of the project was to support and develop the activities of the International Activity Centre
  • In 2011, Immigrant social and health services moved to a new premises, which enabled Friendship House of Oulu Settlement to relocate and work under the same roof as the International Activity Centre. Together they provided activities for immigrants and Finns living in Oulu
  • At the end of 2011, the Homelike Oulu Project ended and the remaining services were transferred to the International Activity Centre.  At that time, there were three employees, two in-house attendants as well as several course instructors and people responsible for clubs working in the centre.
  • At the beginning of 2013 the centre was renamed Villa Victor Multicultural Centre
  • At the beginning 2014 Villa Victor moved to Kirkkotori Center on Asemakatu 5.
  • In August 2016 Villa Victor moved to its present location in Torikatu 23 alongside the Community engagement services of the city