I want to tell you a story about some wonderful people like you, who changed the life of a newcomer. When I met 19-year-old Raid Hajhasan in 2016, he was living alone. He didn’t know anyone. Raid left Syria to escape the war. A war where 11 million people were displaced. He was all by…

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In November 2016, the New Canadians Centre launched the Messages of Hope initiative to help wish newcomers well during the holiday season. For many, their first holiday and winter in Canada. Since 2016, over 400 messages have been submitted. The cards were displayed at the entrance of the New Canadians Centre, welcoming clients, staff, and…

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The ESL Forum strives to develop language training opportunities for newcomers and to provide support to individuals engaged in English Language instruction. The Forum is chaired by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership and comprises LINC and ESL providers, volunteer tutors and representatives from English Languages Programs in the community. On October 23, the ESL Forum in…

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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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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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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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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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