Client Success Stories

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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Choose Hope Today

“I’ve learned what a hard worker Omar is. I only have to show him something once, and he’s got it mastered.” — Sue Houde, Two Dishes Cookshop Sue Houde wasn’t planning on hiring any new staff at her restaurant Two Dishes. That was before she met Omar Hattab.   With your help in 2016/2017, the…

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Because of you, Wesal and her family are safe

  As a supporter of the New Canadians Centre, you have joined us in making a difference in the lives of newcomers from all over the world. Your support enables us to continue to be a leader of cultural integration in our community and to empower immigrants and refugees to become full and equal members…

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New Build Gives Syrian Newcomers Valuable Work Experience

When Gabriele Zeh-Abramsky decided she wanted to build a new house, she knew the crew had to include newcomers from Syria. “I’ve known Brian McNeely, the foreman on this build for more than 30 years,” says Zeh-Abramsky. A member of a volunteer support team for government-sponsored refugees from Syria, and Treasurer on the Board of Directors…

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Syrian Women In Peterborough Say Thank You With Hand-Sewn Canadian Flags

In the Sunflower Room at the New Canadians Centre (NCC) in Peterborough, Ont., six women are busy sewing Canadian flags. Grateful for the support and friendship extended to them since fleeing their war torn country of Syria, the women of the collective are sewing the flags as a way of saying “thank you.” “One of…

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Will you join us and choose hope?

    Hope is freedom from fear. Hope is the resilience of 48 refugee families who have come to Peterborough, searching for a better life. Hope is a safe haven. Hope is the equity that prevails when newcomers find meaningful employment Hope is the happiness and success of children and youth like the heart-warming story…

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