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“Be kind”

November 16, 2023

In a rapidly changing world, there are those who remain steadfast in their commitment to community support.  Meet Lou Marles, an Information Technology (IT) contractor who has played an important…

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A New Family for Me

November 13, 2023

My name is Fabiola. Since I was very young, my big dream was to know what life is like beyond my country. My husband had the same dream and with…

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Community Interpretation Training (Nov2023-Feb2024)

September 26, 2023

The New Canadians Centre is offering a 12-week Community Interpretation Training program starting mid-November 2023. Please join the information session on Wednesday, October 11, from 7:00 to 8:00pm if you are…

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Celebrating the Power of Youth: International Youth Day

August 12, 2023

On August 12, we celebrate International Youth Day. This year “Youth Empowerment for a Sustainable Future” focuses on encouraging young people to lead in creating a more sustainable and resilient…

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Cultural Fusions

August 9, 2023

To celebrate multiculturalism in Peterborough, we have created Cultural Fusions, a series of six videos showcasing different cultures and traditions through dance and music performances. Cultural Fusion brings dancers and…

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National Indigenous History Month & National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2023

In Canada, June is dedicated to National Indigenous History Month, providing a valuable occasion to delve into the distinctive cultures, traditions, and experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.…

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World Refugee Day 2023: Healing and Hope for Canada’s Newcomers

June 20, 2023

Every year on June 20th, the world comes together to observe World Refugee Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the challenges faced by refugees around the…

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National Volunteer Week

April 24, 2023

Last week, we celebrated National Volunteer Week. We are grateful and acknowledge the importance of volunteering to strengthen and vibrancy of our communities. Volunteer contributions are valued and meaningful. It…

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What Is Your Superpower?

April 17, 2023

Dear Friend, Can I tell you a story? I think that our lives are like books, and they have many chapters. In each chapter, there are unique problems that must…

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2023

March 21st is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day recognizes that the injustices and prejudices fueled by racial discrimination take place every day. The United Nations…

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Information for Ukrainians Coming to Canada

February 1, 2023

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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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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Upcoming Activities

Intermediate to Advanced Spanish Conversation Group (In-Person)

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
New Canadians Centre

Develop your Spanish speaking and listening skills. Join our Intermediate to Advanced Level Group to continue practising and growing your Spanish skills through conversation and interactive activities. This group requires…

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Beginner Spanish Conversation Group (Online)

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn Spanish in a fun and interactive environment! Our Beginner Group welcomes individuals with little to no Spanish. It is a drop-in-style group you can join at any point in…

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Beginner English Group (In-Person)

December 12 @ 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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