February 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Over 30 community partners gathered at the Annual Members Meeting of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership on Thursday, February 20 at the Venture North Building on George St. The leads for the various working groups of PIP (Attraction & Retention, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Network,…

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February 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Family Literacy Day is celebrated in the last week of January each year as a way to promote the importance of reading and literacy. In Peterborough, a committee of Education and Literacy organisations/groups has been coming together each year to plan family literacy activities…

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“I’m proud to support an organization that’s helping to build community. I want to be a part of that work.” Helen Smith knows what it feels like to be alone in a new country and not know where to go for help. “I needed to become a permanent resident,” says Helen, an accredited and internationally…

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8th Annual Fundraiser Celebrates the Vibrance of Havana  ¡Salud! The New Canadians Centre invites you to join us at our eighth annual fundraising celebration of culture. This year, we are spending “One Night in Havana”!  “One Night in Havana” takes place on Thursday June 4 at the Holiday Inn Peterborough…

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“We help them (newcomer youth) to face their fears, build their strength and develop their sense of belonging. Taekwondo is a universal sport that welcomes people from all around the world. It teaches discipline, physical fitness and that everyone deserves to be welcomed. That everyone belongs.” When he was 13 years old, Marcelo König Sarkis…

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As we close off 2019, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the important milestones of the past year. And to Thank You for helping newcomers know they belong here in Peterborough & in Canada. 1. Bringing People Together at One Night in the Philippines  – March 2, 2019 While offering a…

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For many newcomer families, this holiday season is their first in Canada. And for some, it is their first time experiencing winter. Amidst the excitement of the holidays, newcomers can also find it very challenging. They are adjusting to a new life in new surroundings, climate, and often language. Community welcome plays a big role…

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December 2019 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership The Sewing Collective is a training program supported by the New Canadians Centre that empowers newcomer women with sewing and English language skills to provide them with options that can support their future employment. This fall, the Sewing Collective partnered with Madderhouse Textile Studios to co-design and…

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