Welcoming New Canadians

The New Canadians Centre Peterborough strives to empower immigrants and refugees to become full and equal members of Canadian society, and to provide community leadership to ensure cultural integration in a welcoming community.

Notice Regarding COVID-19

Updated - April 2, 2020: As a precaution, our offices in Peterborough and Northumberland are closed to the public as staff move to work offsite as of Monday, March 16 until further notice. In-person Group activities continue to be cancelled until further notice. Some group activities are moving online. Please see list of online programming here.

Regular settlement services will be provided by phone and email. If you need support, please call (705) 743-0882 or email info@nccpeterborough.ca. Your query will be directed to the appropriate staff who will respond to you promptly.

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The Peterborough Immigration Partnership works towards a prosperous and inclusive community for all.

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Upcoming Activities

Women’s Group Live on Zoom

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

We’re moving our Women’s Group Online for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic! Join us on Zoom for Conversation, Cookery Demonstrations, and more! This group will start on Thursday, April…

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Northumberland Women’s Group on Zoom

June 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

  Join us on Zoom for Conversation and Connection! This group is open to newcomer women in the Northumberland region. If you live in the Peterborough region, please see our…

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English Conversation Group on Zoom

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

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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Statement from the Peterborough Immigration Partnership

June 2, 2020

The Peterborough Immigration Partnership acknowledges the ongoing struggles of racialized communities against systemic discrimination. We see you, we hear you and we stand in solidarity with you and others who…

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Sister Ruth Hennessey, Volunteers, and Partners Recognised at NCC’s Annual General Meeting

May 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Canadians Centre honoured partners, volunteers and supporters at their 41st Annual General Meeting this evening with a special nod to a cherished friend. Executive Director…

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Finding New & Creative Ways to Engage Newcomers

May 25, 2020

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that organisations and businesses have had to get creative and innovative in their service delivery in order to meet the needs…

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The Economic Impact of International Students on Peterborough’s Local Economy

May 25, 2020

May 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership The Workforce Development Board, a PIP Partner, hosted a research project through the Trent Community Research Centre this year exploring the economic…

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Multicultural Canada Day Festival 2020 to take on a new shape

April 29, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #PtboIsMyHome – Multicultural Canada Day Festival 2020 PETERBOROUGH – Each year on July 1 the Multicultural Canada Day Festival brings our community together for a celebration of our…

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Partnering for stability during uncertain times

April 27, 2020

At a time when the meaning of employment is shifting for many, newcomer women are finding some stability through this work. Their confidence is growing as they see their skills…

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Community Resources & Response Plans to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

April 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Dear #Ptbo, We are #InThisTogether We are heartened and encouraged by the responsiveness of our Peterborough Immigration Partnership partners in continuing to…

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Our Staff Say A Special Thank You to Volunteers

April 23, 2020

“The world needs more people like you.” – Mahdi Bubtenia, Refugee Assistance Program Worker “You give everyone a good example of being a good Canadian in the future, and give…

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Sharing a Love for Language and Teaching through Volunteering

April 22, 2020

Each year, close to 120 newcomers are supported with their English Language learning and development through ESL groups offered for free at the New Canadians Centre. We’re deeply fortunate that…

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Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 22, 2020

You are the best neighbour a newcomer can ask for… To our nearly 500 volunteers who support us each year, THANK YOU again and again for making our beautiful community…

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One Night In Havana – Rescheduled

April 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to the protocols related to the COVID 19 pandemic, the New Canadians Centre’s “One Night in Havana” Celebration originally slated for June 4, 2020 will…

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This Is Our Love Letter to Peterborough – We Wouldn’t Have A New Canadians Centre Without You

April 8, 2020

“I wouldn’t have a life without the New Canadians Centre.” That’s what Miguel Hernandez told me when I asked how the New Canadians Centre has helped him. Miguel is painting…

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Partnership Celebrates Programs that Bring People Together, Especially During Difficult Times

April 8, 2020

Update – April 15: Through this project, over 600 much needed caps and headbands were sewn for frontline health workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Here’s a report by Katrina…

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Stay Engaged with these Canadian-themed Trivia Games

April 2, 2020

We know many of you are currently staying at home for the time being due to the pandemic. So are we. But, we can still learn about Canada! Virtually, of…

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Established, 1979.

April 1, 2020

The year was 1979. My Sharona by The Knack was #1 on Billboard’s Top 100 songs of 1979, a list that also featured YMCA by the Village People.  The first…

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EmPOWERing Newcomer Women through Creative Entrepreneurship

March 31, 2020

Newcomer women who face barriers to integration, whether social or economic, often experience isolation and a sense of disempowerment. They are often skilled and educated, but they don’t have the…

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated and Active While Schools are Closed

March 27, 2020

While we all stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be lonely and boring. There are some simple things we can do to help us stay focused, and keep…

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Supporting Social Justice Education through TEACH

March 27, 2020

March 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership TEACH Outside the Box is a participatory educational model that supports educators to become agents for change in their schools…

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NCC Response Plan to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Update: April 2, 2020 Our physical offices continue to be closed, and staff are working from home. Here are some ways to stay in touch with us: Phone us at (705)…

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New Canadians Centre Seeks Board Members

March 4, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2019 Join the Village that Inspires, Encourages and Commits to Newcomers New Canadians Centre Seeks Board Members  Peterborough, ON – The New Canadians Centre…

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