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.

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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Upcoming Activities

Advanced English Group on Zoom

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Online

We’re moving our English Groups Online for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic! Join us on Zoom to continue developing your English skills. This group is open to anyone who…

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Beginner & Intermediate English Groups on Zoom

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Online

We’re moving our English Groups Online for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic! Join us on Zoom to learn and practice English speaking! Beginner English will run on Fridays from…

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Art Skills for Life (Kids Ages 5-10)

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Express yourself creatively while learning! Each week, unique activities are presented that encourage self-expression and fun. This is a place for creativity, conversation, and discovery. As classes go on, you…

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August 2020 Newsletter

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Statement from the Board of Directors on Anti-Racism

August 4, 2020

In these challenging times, we’ve taken time to reflect. In the last 40 years since the New Canadians Centre began, so much work has gone into helping newcomers and refugees…

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Newcomer Sewing Crew delivers masks to Fleming College and PARN

July 28, 2020

July 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership At the start of the year, the New Canadians Centre through the Peterborough Immigration Partnership along with Madderhouse Textile Studios and Watson…

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Thank You Migrant Workers

July 28, 2020

Early in June, we reached out to volunteers to participate in an initiative to welcome and support migrant farm workers in our area.  Every year, migrant farm workers come from…

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Sharing what we Love about this Community at the Heart of the New Canadians Centre’s #PtboIsMyHome

June 26, 2020

FOR IMMEDITATE RELEASE PETERBOROUGH – Each year on July 1 the Multicultural Canada Day Festival brings our community together for a celebration of our country’s birthday and the multiculturalism that…

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The Khirous Came to Canada With A Dream

June 20, 2020

Since 2016, the New Canadians Centre has been operating the Resettlement Assistance Program through in Peterborough to resettle up to 75 individuals each year through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada…

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PIP collaboration on Storytime and Discussion series celebrating diversity for children and families

June 19, 2020

June 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, Compass Early Learning & Care and the New Canadians Centre are partnering to deliver a…

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Volunteer Peter van Katwijk brought his love and warmth for teaching to the NCC for more than 16 years

June 19, 2020

Peter van Katwijk understands how challenging it can be for newcomers to leave everything behind to build a new life, in a new country. “I came to Canada from Holland…

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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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