PIP News – September 2018

A recap of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership’s work in the month of September 2018

Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough finds success at VegFest 2018

The Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough ran a successful food vendor booth on September 16th at the second annual VegFest. This event concluded the group’s nearly year-long training with the New Canadians Centre and the Nourish Project, that included: team building, recipe development, kitchen numeracy, nutrition, culinary management, and event planning skills. The group will now begin to build and promote their catering business independently, with support from us as needed. Follow them on Facebook as they plan a fundraising dinner in October to help support their purchase of much needed equipment. The group will also be featured soon at upcoming local events.

The Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough women at their booth during VegFest 2018

Sewing for Beginners

This September, a new set of Sewing for Beginners classes were launched at the New Canadians Centre. These classes offer a twist on the Sewing Collective model by continuing to support newcomer women with sewing and English language skills in a welcoming environment, but for a limited number of sessions. Upon completing their training, participants and other newcomers will then be invited to register for other related workshops in order to help build on and expand their skills sets. Our registration for the alterations workshops is now open! These sessions will run during the second half of the month of October. To register, please contact Reem Ali at reem@nccpeterborough.ca or call the New Canadians Centre.

Established in 2008, the Peterborough Immigration Partnership (PIP) is a community-based partnership of individuals & organisations (including the NCC) which envisions a community where the meaningful economic, social and cultural integration of newcomers ensures a prosperous and inclusive community for all.

Please contact us for more information and to become involved in this partnership.

View the Minutes from our March 2018 Annual Meeting here