This Is What Hope Looks Like

14-year old Amani remembers arriving in Canada in 2016 and coming to the New Canadians Centre. Five years later, and now a Canadian Citizen, Amani shares her family's story of hope.

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Upcoming Activities

Close Your Workforce Gap with International Students Info-Session

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Do you own a business and face labour gaps? International students in Peterborough can help you! Canada has announced ambitious new immigration targets to meet labour market needs & support…

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Volunteer Youth Welcome Team Meeting

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Help welcome newly arriving families! The Youth Welcome Team is a group of youth volunteers who come together monthly to create welcoming materials for newly arriving families. The group meets…

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First Aid Training & Certification Course

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Applewood Retirement Residence

Boost your employability skills with a certificate in Emergency First Aid with Level-C CPR & AED! Certification in emergency first aid is an important addition to your resume if you…

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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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12 Moments of Hope: A Look Back at 2021

December 17, 2021

Bringing People Together is at the heart of the New Canadians Centre. This year, that focus has been more important than ever. Hope transforms lives. Whether it’s in the friends…

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Bringing People Together in Northumberland

December 17, 2021

The New Canadians Centre serves over 150 clients a year in Northumberland County. With many people working and learning from home, opportunities to connect and build community are vital, especially…

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Warm Hearts, Warm Hands, Warm Welcome at the NCC Winter Party

December 17, 2021

Typically, the New Canadians Centre hosts our annual winter celebration in person, but for the second year in a row, we gathered over Zoom to welcome winter.  We had wonderful…

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This Is What Hope Looks Like

November 24, 2021

In 2016, nine-year-old Amani and her family came to Peterborough from Syria. Her youngest sister was born in the refugee camp a month earlier. Waiting for their parents at our…

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Donation from TD Bank helps support newcomers’ integration and foster diversity and inclusion in Peterborough and Northumberland

November 23, 2021

Recently moved to Ontario from another province, Sebastien Tinor-Roy (TD’s District Leader – Lakeway District Greater Ontario Region) empathizes with the challenges newcomers face when adapting to a new environment.…

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From No English to Business Owner – Mohammad Wahbi’s Story

October 29, 2021

Perseverance and community come together to create the perfect recipe for success for Mohammad Wahbi and his family.  Mohammad has worked in upholstering since 1995 and ran his own business…

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Peterborough Immigrant Needs Assessment 2021 Report

October 29, 2021

October 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership In March 2021, the Peterborough Immigration Partnership conducted a needs assessment to gather feedback to provide important information for the Partnership to…

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Employment Supports at the NCC Help Abhi Soni Land his Dream Job

September 23, 2021

From factories to grocery stores, Abhi Soni worked many jobs and long hours when he first arrived in Canada before finally landing his dream job.  Growing up in India, Abhi…

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First Time Voters – Here are some resources for you

September 9, 2021

The next federal election is Monday, September 20, 2021. Canadians will vote to elect a Prime Minister of Canada and members of parliament for different regions, including Peterborough-Kawartha and Northumberland-Peterborough…

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The Hands That Feed Us

August 5, 2021

If you eat food grown in Ontario, Canada, the US, especially fruits and vegetables, there is a very good chance that migrant farmworkers have harvested that food or otherwise been…

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Newcomer Leadership Group members collaborate to build an online community for newcomers in Peterborough

July 30, 2021

In our commitment to making equity and inclusion our way of life, we set out to help newcomers and refugees to navigate opportunities to be leaders in the community. We brought…

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Newcomer Women Incubate their Business Ideas

July 26, 2021

“Nothing is too hard to start.” These words shared by Bahar Akbari exemplify the optimism and motivation shared by the newcomer women participants of the Home-Based Business Incubator (HOBBI) program.…

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Lessons From the Land: New Canadians Centre invites Community to Join in Day of Reflection On July 1

June 28, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lessons From the Land New Canadians Centre invites Community to Join in Day of Reflection On July 1 PETERBOROUGH – This July 1, the New Canadians Centre…

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Media Release: New Canadians Centre Celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2021

June 21, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Canadians Centre Celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2021 Journeying the Cultural Landscapes of Canada  PETERBOROUGH – On June 27, the New Canadians Centre will mark Canadian Multiculturalism…

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With the community by his side, Edris makes the best of every opportunity that comes his way

June 17, 2021

On a chilly winter evening in December, Edris Mohamad arrived in Peterborough from Sudan. With the help of kind community members who left warm winter clothing and a beautiful welcome…

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Home Based Business Incubator Program Supports Aspiring Newcomer Women Entrepreneurs

June 16, 2021

June 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership At the start of May, the New Canadians Centre launched the HOBBI (Home-Based Business Incubator) Program. The 10-week skills training program is…

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Newcomer Vaccination Clinic – Register Today!

June 10, 2021

Are you a newcomer and would like to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine? Peterborough Public Health is running a Newcomer Vaccination Clinic for newcomers wishing to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Date: Saturday, June 19,…

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Volunteers and Partners Celebrated at Special Virtual Gathering

June 2, 2021

At this time of the year, we spotlight our volunteers and partners whose support has been invaluable in a year marked by uncertainty. They are the backbone of our organisation,…

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NCC & PIP Strategic Plan – We want to hear from YOU!

May 27, 2021

The New Canadians Centre (NCC) and the Peterborough Immigration Partnership (PIP) are developing new strategic plans and we want to hear from you! As a member of our community, your…

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