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Friendship of Aya and Jessy Demonstrates the Power of Welcoming Diversity

Aya Darrouba remembers the first time she went tobogganing with her best friend Jessy Seward. “We crashed,” Aya exclaims. “It was so much fun. Don’t worry, no one was hurt.” Best friends since the seventh grade, Aya, who is blind since birth says she is never afraid to try new things with Jessy. In addition…

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Aviation & Cultural Integration: Trip to Air Force Museum supports Community Connections for Newcomers in Northumberland

On September 27, new Canadians from Northumberland County came together for a trip to the National Air Force Museum of Canada at the Canadian Air Force Base in Trenton, Ontario. The trip organised by the New Canadians Centre – Northumberland Office saw 24 people, including 10 children participate. Seven countries were represented amongst our clients:…

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Peterborough Immigration Partnership Launches Mobile Application for the Peterborough Welcome Pass

October 2019 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Over the past year, we have partnered with Fleming College’s School of Trades and Technology to develop a mobile application to enhance the Peterborough Welcome Pass Program. The Peterborough Welcome Pass offers newcomers an opportunity to connect with Peterborough City and County. Through the…

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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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