Welcoming New Canadians

We strive 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.

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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

Summer English Conversation Group

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Practice your English while meeting new people! The Summer English Conversation Groups are open to all English language levels. This is an opportunity to improve your English speaking & listening…

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Let’s Dance in the Park!

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Victoria Park

Let’s get moving & dance together! Newcomer women are invited to join us for an hour of Arriba/Zumba classes in Victoria Park each Tuesday! Children are welcome to attend with…

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Newcomer Youth Summer Drop-In

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Millennium Park

Drop by and chat with us or just say hi! We’d love to see you! The SWIS & Youth Services team will be at Millenium Park on Tuesday afternoons this…

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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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NCC and Trent Radio partner to empower newcomers to tell their stories on the radio

May 26, 2021

“I learned that you should always tell your stories, even if you are shy. It helps you by laughing and someone can learn about your experiences” says 11-year old Jorge…

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Empowering Youth as Leaders in Newcomer Youth Engagement

May 26, 2021

In November 2020, amidst the pandemic, six bright high school students decided they wanted to challenge themselves and help others. They came together as the New Canadians Centre’s Young Leaders…

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Migration Stories to be featured at Precarious Festival

April 26, 2021

April 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Guest Post by: Kate Story The local Precarious Festival was born in 2017. The multi-artist weeks-long events have arguably become one of Peterborough’s…

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April Showers bring May flowers and vegetables!

April 26, 2021

We had a very long winter, especially with the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As spring approached we wanted to find a way to reach out to our clients with a…

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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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