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Updated January 4, 2021: We continue to provide services virtually via phone, email, and video. Please contact us to book an appointment. Programs and activities continue to run virtually. See the list of online activities.

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Upcoming Activities

Welcome Inside: Hutchison House Living History Museum

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bringing Peterborough to You…Virtually! Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the Hutchison House on Brock Street in Peterborough. The house was the 1837 home of Peterborough’s first…

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An Evening of Storytelling – Celebrating National Volunteer Week

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrating the Impact of Volunteers in Peterborough The New Canadians Centre is fortunate to have over 400 dedicated and passionate volunteers who day in and day out impact the lives…

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Tax Clinics

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Canadians Centre

Have you been in Canada for 5 years or less? Do you have a yearly income of $35,000 for single people or $45,000 for couples? Are you looking for assistance…

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Together Again Soon

April 12, 2021

“Beta, when are you coming home?” Mithila Ballal last saw her mother in India three years ago and the longing in her mother’s voice is evident. As a therapist and…

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Inspiring Newcomers to Discover Canada through Photography

March 21, 2021

In 2016, the New Canadians Centre partnered with Robert Boudreau of the SPARK Photo Festival to launch the Newcomer Photography Project. The goal was to inspire newcomers to explore and…

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Telling Our Stories through Movement

March 21, 2021

March 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership At the end of February, artists Mithila Ballal and Kate Story presented the “Finding Your Story Through Movement” workshop as part of…

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2021 Statement

March 21, 2021

The New Canadians Centre denounces violence perpetrated against racialised members of our communities. The rising tide of anti-Asian racism since the pandemic began, the violence against Asian women in Atlanta…

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Empowering Newcomers to Tell Their Stories through Public Speaking Training

February 26, 2021

February 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership There’s a story in each of us. Uncovering and telling that story can help us relate, connect, heal, and build bridges of…

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New Canadians Centre Seeks Board Members

February 4, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 4, 2021 Join Us at the Heart of Our 40-Year Journey to Support Newcomers and Refugees New Canadians Centre Seeks Board Members   Peterborough, ON –…

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Peterborough’s Newest Canadian Citizens remind us of the Power of Welcome

January 27, 2021

This week was a very special one for the New Canadians Centre and Peterborough’s newest Canadian Citizens. Almost four years ago, Husam Eshhadeh, his wife Noura and daughter Bayan arrived…

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Celebrating Music and Dance from Around the World at the New Canadians Centre’s Virtual Winter Celebration Party

December 22, 2020

Every December, we look forward to coming together with our community for the Winter Celebration Party. Traditionally held at Market Hall, the event attracts close to 100 people each year for…

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12 Moments of Connection: A Look Back at 2020

December 21, 2020

2020 has certainly not been the year any of us expected. The global health crisis has been a test of our resilience. While it has kept us apart, it has…

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Warm Wishes from Team NCC!

December 21, 2020

Wishing you and your loved one’s peace, love, and joy this holiday season. It has certainly not been the year any of us expected, and there have been many hurdles…

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Land(ing) in Story

December 21, 2020

December 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership This month, the Common Threads Collective (CTC) delivered their first workshop associated with their Public Energy residency. Text as a Design Element in…

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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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