Together, Even When We're Apart

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Notice Regarding COVID-19

We are continuing to organise programs using our virtual meeting rooms. Virtual appointments by phone, email, and Zoom are available. If you need support, please call (705) 743-0882 or email

You can also come to our In-Person Brief Services Drop-in at our Peterborough office (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am) for help with quick questions.

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Upcoming Activities

Spanish Conversation Groups

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Develop your Spanish speaking and listening skills. Learn Spanish in a fun and interactive environment from native Spanish speakers. There are two levels offered: Beginner and Intermediate. These groups are…

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Canadian Citizenship Test Preparation Workshop Series (6 Weeks)

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you waiting to take the Canadian Citizenship Test? Let’s Help You Prepare! This 6-part workshop series is open to Permanent Residents who have already applied for Canadian Citizenship and…

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English Conversation Group on Zoom

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We’re moving our English Conversation Group Online for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic! Join us on Zoom to meet others while practicing your English speaking skills! This group is…

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Request for Proposals – Strategic Planning Consultant

November 30, 2020

Project: Multi-Year Strategic Plans for New Canadians Centre Peterborough and Peterborough Immigration Partnership Value: $15,000 – $20,000 (to be negotiated) Deadline for Questions: January 3, 2021 Closing Date: January 11,…

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The United Way and PACE Support Computer Literacy for Adult ESL Learners

November 30, 2020

November 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership One of the main barriers to employment that newcomers face is the lack of English language skills. During the pandemic, this was…

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Newcomer Sewing Crew launches a new product in collaboration with Madderhouse & Lucky Jackson

November 30, 2020

A Quintuple Collaboration You Can Bring to Dinner The Newcomer Sewing Crew (NSC) is thrilled to announce an upcoming product launch during the First Friday Peterborough art crawl on December 4th. It is a…

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Together, Even When We’re Apart…This Is What Your Donation Looks Like

November 24, 2020

“Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo …” Did I get you humming too?  Baby Shark is a song about bringing families together. Helping them stay connected. Especially when…

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A Focus on ESL & Social Justice Education Professional Development

November 24, 2020

November 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Fall 2020 proved to be a month of professional development on a series of topics relating to English as a Second Language,…

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So long for now, Carol!

November 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Carol Lawless (centre) has accepted the position of Senior Charitable Giving Officer, Major Gifts and Planned Giving at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation. Carol joined the…

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With Your Help, Young Girls are taking a Leadership Role in their Growth & Success

November 10, 2020

Members of the NCC Girls Group are using their imagination to develop a potion to cure the Coronavirus. As they act out the story online, they add lockets of hair…

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Request for Proposals – Renovation of Refugee Reception House

November 6, 2020

Project: Renovation of Refugee Reception House to Improve Accessibility Work type: Alteration Funding: Non-profit/federal Value: $30,000 Deadline for Questions: November 20, 2020 Closing Date: November 27, 2020 Project Completion: Spring…

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A Focus on Youth Mental Health takes a group of New Canadian Girls to the Mane Intent

October 27, 2020

As the weather cooled and we ushered in fall, a group of three new Canadian girls spent a Saturday at the Mane Intent participating in the Building Internal Resilience Through Horses program. The program, offered by…

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New Canadians Centre launches Computer Literacy Training program for adult ESL Learners

October 26, 2020

October 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, partners across the not-for-profit sector have identified that many people experience difficulty in accessing services and staying connected…

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Seeking Young Leaders for NCC’s Youth Council

October 14, 2020

The New Canadians Centre will be launching a Youth Council comprising of newcomer youth in Peterborough. As part of the Youth Council, young leaders will share their ideas and collaboratively…

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Land(ing): A Journey Never Forgotten

September 17, 2020

Land(ing) is a project that was born out of a story shared with us by a newcomer. It is a powerful narration of a journey that started in one home…

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PIP Collaboration Shares Diverse Stories for Children and Families

September 1, 2020

August 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, Compass Early Learning & Care and the New Canadians Centre have been partnering to deliver a storytime &…

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Statement from the Board of Directors on Anti-Racism

August 4, 2020

In these challenging times, we’ve taken time to reflect. In the last 40 years since the New Canadians Centre began, so much work has gone into helping newcomers and refugees…

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Newcomer Sewing Crew delivers masks to Fleming College and PARN

July 28, 2020

July 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership At the start of the year, the New Canadians Centre through the Peterborough Immigration Partnership along with Madderhouse Textile Studios and Watson…

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Thank You Migrant Workers

July 28, 2020

Early in June, we reached out to volunteers to participate in an initiative to welcome and support migrant farm workers in our area.  Every year, migrant farm workers come from…

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Sharing what we Love about this Community at the Heart of the New Canadians Centre’s #PtboIsMyHome

June 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PETERBOROUGH – Each year on July 1 the Multicultural Canada Day Festival brings our community together for a celebration of our country’s birthday and the multiculturalism that…

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The Khirous Came to Canada With A Dream

June 20, 2020

Since 2016, the New Canadians Centre has been operating the Resettlement Assistance Program through in Peterborough to resettle up to 75 individuals each year through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada…

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PIP collaboration on Storytime and Discussion series celebrating diversity for children and families

June 19, 2020

June 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, Compass Early Learning & Care and the New Canadians Centre are partnering to deliver a…

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Volunteer Peter van Katwijk brought his love and warmth for teaching to the NCC for more than 16 years

June 19, 2020

Peter van Katwijk understands how challenging it can be for newcomers to leave everything behind to build a new life, in a new country. “I came to Canada from Holland…

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