Multicultural Festival Promotes Positive Impact of Community Connection

Carmela Valles, Carmela Valles Immigration Consulting “When I first came to Peterborough in 1990 I was one of two students from the Philippines enrolled at Trent University,” says Carmela Valles. A former Executive Director of the New Canadians Centre Peterborough who owns and operates her own immigration consulting company, Carmela says it was a time…

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Tim Hortons Helping to Bring Youth and Communities Together

Every year, Mithila Ballal’s South Asian dancers look forward to performing at the Multicultural Canada Day Festival. “The children love participating in this community-centred event,” says Ballal. “Dance provides young children with various benefits such as physical and cognitive development, social awareness and emotional maturity.” Through Bharathanatyam, the classical Indian form of dance the group…

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Help Us Win $10,000! Great Canadian Giving Challenge starts June 1

With $10,000, the New Canadians Centre can provide life-enriching programs for newcomer youth that allow them to express themselves – building confidence and a sense of belonging to the city they call home. This month, Canada Helps and GIV3 is donating $10,000 to a deserving charity through their Great Canadian Giving Challenge. Every $1 donated…

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Leon’s Peterborough Helping New Canadians Live their Best Lives

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Tom Reburn Jr. understands the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. “When it comes to health and well-being, proper sleep is everything,” says Reburn. The General Manager of Leon’s Peterborough would know. “I’ve suffered from a sleep disorder for years,” Reburn says. “When you don’t get your rest, it impacts everything you do. Even…

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Recipe for Success: Bintou and Aicha’s story

A story of hope, dreams, and resilience made possible through community support   Growing up in a refugee settlement in the Ivory Coast of Africa, sisters Bintou and Aicha Cherif learned to cook Jollof, a rice dish made with peppers, onions, and tomato paste, over an open fire. Living close to the ocean and spending…

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Grant Supports Goal of Creating Positive, Lasting Change in Peterborough

Freedom 55 Financal

“When we are welcoming and supportive of diversity, our entire community benefits,” explains Nicole Barry, Sales Support Manager, Freedom 55 Financial, a division of London Life.   Supporting programs that provide language development, skills enhancement and community connection for new Canadians, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life recently made a $5,000 contribution through their…

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We Are Not The Others: Stories of Integration sheds light on immigrant integration

We Are Not The Others: Stories of Integration was presented by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership and WUSC at Trent in partnership with the International Development Studies Department at Trent University on March 22 at The Venue with the goal of highlighting newcomer stories and experiences of integration. The event was kicked off with the WUSC…

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