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Community Interpretation Training (Feb-April 2023)

January 5, 2023

The New Canadians Centre is offering a 10-week Community Interpretation Training program starting early February 2023. Please join the information session on Tuesday January 17 from 7:00 to 8:00pm if…

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“Because you helped us, now we can help others”

December 6, 2022

“The conductor wouldn’t turn the lights on when it got dark. We all knew why.But all the children on the train, how must it feel like for them?” Liza Maslova…

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Citizenship: beyond a status, a feeling of belonging!

November 24, 2022

Becoming a Canadian Citizen is a dream for most newcomers in Canada. Thanks to our dedicated staff team and volunteers, many of our clients have been able to make this…

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Fall Harvest Potluck, Sharing More Than a Meal

November 1, 2022

Last month we hosted our Fall Harvest Potluck, where over 120 people joined us, bringing with them a dish to share and a lot of joy. There was cheerful noise…

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Is Leaving A Gift In Your Will For You

October 19, 2022

Like you, we can’t stop thinking about what the future might look like. More importantly, about HOW we can help build a better-looking future for the generations to come. Creating…

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How Will You Keep Your Love Going?

September 13, 2022

Through all the challenges of the last two years, we have never stopped working. COVID has provided us all with a glimpse of what it feels like when we can’t…

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Local quiltmakers donate handmade quilts to Ukrainian families as a sign of hope, peace and welcome

September 2, 2022

This summer, the Kawartha Quiltmakers’ Guild contacted the New Canadians Centre about making some quilts to gift to new Ukrainian families. They were inspired by American quilt designer Pat Sloan…

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19-year-old Alina looks forward to building a life in Canada

September 2, 2022

Growing up in Ukraine, a now 19-year-old Alina loved watching animated films and doing art. Both quickly became expressive and stress-relieving activities for Alina and ones she could get lost…

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One Year of Afghan Resettlement

August 4, 2022

One year ago today, Canada welcomed the first set of Afghan refugees following the Taliban takeover. With a goal of resettling 40,000 people, 17,050 people have arrived thus far in…

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A Chance at Safety and Security

June 20, 2022

Parwaiz Hamidy remembers the relief he felt when he landed in Toronto and knew that his family was safe for the first time in years. He recalls living each day…

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Forming Meaningful Connections Through Volunteering Creates Positive Change

April 28, 2022

In celebration of National Volunteer Week 2022 (April 24 to 30), we are spotlighting some of our amazing volunteers and the contributions they have made to the New Canadians Centre…

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We Need Your Help to Raise $20,000 for the Client Emergency Fund

April 1, 2022

Dear Friend, This month, 8-year old Mykola hopes to celebrate a very special birthday – his first in Canada. Mykola was born in Ukraine during rising political instability and unrest…

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A Focus on Building Skills for Employment and Career Exploration

March 9, 2022

At the New Canadians Centre, the Workplace Integration team helps newcomers join the workforce by providing job search support and coaching. Recognising the importance of building and expanding skills for…

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Information for Ukrainians Coming to Canada

March 1, 2022

Are you new to Canada? Our team is happy to help you! Please contact us to make an appointment so that we can share resources related to employment, immigration, financial…

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Have Your Voice Heard! Northumberland Immigrant Needs Assessment

March 1, 2022

Were you born in another country and do you now live in Northumberland County? The New Canadians Centre would like to hear from you!  Please take 10 minutes to fill…

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Peterborough Immigration Partnership hosts PD Day on Supporting Language Learners

February 28, 2022

The Peterborough Immigration Partnership through a collaboration between Trent University, Fleming College, and the New Canadians Centre offered its annual Professional Development Day on Friday, February 25. The day brings…

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Newcomer eager to help out the community in a time of need

February 28, 2022

Hemnath Mouli is an international student from India who arrived in Canada in Spring 2021. Since arriving, he has immersed himself into the Peterborough community by volunteering and exploring what…

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Volunteer Jeff Ji Pays Forward the Kindness They Once Received

February 1, 2022

Volunteers come to the New Canadians Centre through many different paths. Some come from families who themselves received help from NCC in the past.  Jeff Ji’s family immigrated from China…

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How You Can Close Your Workforce Gap With International Students

January 25, 2022

Canada has announced ambitious new immigration targets to meet labour market needs & support economic prosperity. International students play a critical role in this. Businesses and organizations that tap into…

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Community Interpretation Training (Feb-April 2022)

January 16, 2022

The New Canadians Centre is offering a 10-week Community Interpretation Training program starting early February 2022. We will cover the costs for a maximum of 15 participants in this program.…

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Upcoming Activities

Beginner English Group (In-Person)

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Canadians Centre

Do you have little or no English? Want to learn English in a friendly environment? Drop-in for our weekly Beginner English Groups. Our volunteer English Instructor will teach you the…

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English Conversation Group (In-Person)

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peterborough Public Library

Practice your English while meeting new people! This is an opportunity to improve your English speaking & listening skills through friendly conversation while meeting new people and learning more about…

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Youth After-School Club at the Downtown Youth Space

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Downtown Youth Space

The After-School Club at the Downtown Youth Space is back! We will be at the Downtown Youth Space every Tuesday. A relaxed and fun drop-in space for all newcomer high…

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