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Thank You to our Partners for 40 Years of Collaboration in Support of Newcomers

For 40 Years, the New Canadians Centre has been supported by amazing community partnerships that truly exemplify what it means to have, and be part of a community These partnerships support immigrants and refugees in Peterborough & Northumberland counties, ensuring newcomers feel like they belong. We could not achieve this 40-year milestone without the support…

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New Canadians Centre Peterborough hires new Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2019 The Board of Directors of the New Canadians Centre Peterborough is very pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Cragg as the new Executive Director of the organization. Andy competed with highly qualified applicants from the Peterborough and broader region to be awarded the position. The New Canadians Centre…

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Reminiscing About Summer: Multicultural Canada Day Festival 2019 Video

As we say goodbye to Summer 2019, we reminisce on the highlights of what has been a joyous and exciting season. One of the biggest highlights was our annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival! This is a wonderful celebration of world cultures and their presence in Peterborough and Canada through food, craft, music, dance, fashion, and…

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ESL Forum Launches Online Inventory of ESL Services

September 2019 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership The ESL Forum is a working group of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership. Monthly meetings are chaired by the New Canadians Centre, and English as a Second Language (ESL) providers in the Peterborough community discuss ESL programs, opportunities, needs, and challenges for newcomers. This month,…

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Newcomers Give Back in Peterborough and Northumberland

Each year, the counties of Peterborough and Northumberland welcome approximately 800 newcomers coming from over 100 countries and speaking more than 50 different languages. Newcomers choose Peterborough and Northumberland for a variety of reasons – some for education, others for work, and some to join their families already living here. As these new families integrate…

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#WeBelong: Celebrating 40 Years of the NCC

In 1979, a small group of local community members gathered to sponsor refugees fleeing the communist regime in Vietnam. They formed the Peterborough Newcomer Language Orientation Committee (PNLOC) in order to welcome and provide support to refugees. This group eventually grew into the New Canadians Centre, offering expanded services to immigrants and refugees. This year,…

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New Brief-Services Drop-In Schedule – Effective September 9

Effective Monday, September 9, there will be a new Brief Services Drop-In schedule at our Peterborough Office. Brief Services Drop-in will be available between 9:30am and 12:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. There will be no drop-in services on Wednesdays. Outside of these times, please book an appointment to see a Settlement Staff. Clients…

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Longtime Volunteer Barbara Herring Shares Highlights From Her Volunteer Experience

“Volunteering at the NCC is the equivalent to world travel,” says long time volunteer Barbara Herring, as the stories and experiences shared with her makes her feel like she has visited another country. With an employment background in corporate equity and diversity, it was natural that when Barbara settled in Peterborough, she would seek an…

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