Trip to Cobourg: An Annual Summer Highlight for Newcomers

The annual trip to Cobourg beach and historic town has become a highlight of summer for clients of the New Canadians Centre and their families. This year 85 people in two school buses made the journey from Peterborough in glorious sunshine. On the beach they were welcomed by newcomers and volunteers living in Cobourg who…

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New Partnership Supports ESL Learners

August 2019 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership New Canadians Centre has partnered with the Peterborough Native Learning Program to support ESL Learners The New Canadians Centre has partnered with the Peterborough Native Learning Program (PNLP) to offer computer programs that are focused on English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy…

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Job Posting: Executive Director

Posting date: July 29, 2019 Closing date: August 23, 2019 The New Canadians Centre Peterborough is seeking an accomplished and highly collaborative leader to build on the work of previous Executive Directors. As the NCC’s next Executive Director, you inherit a stable but dynamic organization, a committed and experienced senior management team, a highly capable…

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PIP Partner Trent University Hosts Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Photo credit: Trent University On 17 July, Trent University hosted a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in conjunction with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). At the ceremony, 98 people from Peterborough and the surrounding area received their Canadian Citizenship. The ceremony was presided over by Armand La Barge, Chair of the Board of Governors at Trent…

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Resignation of Ms. Hajni Hos as Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019, 9:00am It is with regret that the Board of Directors announces the resignation of Ms. Hajni Hos as the Executive Director of the New Canadians Centre Peterborough, effective August 10, 2019. Hajni began her employment with the New Canadians Centre (NCC) as Employment Counsellor in 2008 and became the…

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Local Tim Hortons Store Helps Newcomers Feel Like They Belong

When brothers Yousef and Hayder recall some of their most memorable moments of first living in Peterborough, having a double double at Mary Blair’s Tim Hortons store on Hunter Street East stands out. Originally from Iraq and having made their way to Canada via Turkey, Yousef and Hayder face the challenge of living with significant…

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PIP News – June 2019

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The Peterborough Immigration Partnership has supported the Central Planning Table of the Local Employment Planning Council facilitated by the Workforce Development Board since 2015. The Central Planning Table is an advisory team that is focused on delivering the best projects possible. This pilot will be continued for a 4th phase (2019-2020). The WDB is pioneering…

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Multicultural Canada Day Festival returns on July 1

Each year the New Canadians Centre brings together a fantastic group of international food and craft vendors and stage performers from around the world to present the organization’s annual Multicultural Canada Day Festival. “This year marks the 40th anniversary of the New Canadians Centre in Peterborough. In times of change and uncertainty, this has stayed…

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PIP News – May 2019

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A recap of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership’s work in the month of May 2019 The Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC) at Trent University offers experiential learning opportunities for students through unique community-based research and education projects. They support local organisations with meaningful community-based research conducted by Trent students. This year, four undergraduate students at Trent…

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