Inclusivity and Diversity Supports Community Growth & Stability

Gabriele Zeh-Abramsky

Supporting and encouraging diversity and inclusivity in our communities benefits everyone, according to Gabriele Zeh-Abramsky, Board Director, New Canadians Centre Peterborough. “When people come to Canada to build a new life they have to face so many challenges – from learning a new language to understanding the culture,” says Gabriele. “When we welcome and support…

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PIP News – August 2018

Peterborough Immigration Partnership logo

A recap of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership’s work in the month of August 2018 PIP in Action: Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough hosts lunch delivery at Peterborough Public Health Over the last 2 months, Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough has been receiving business-integrated training with the help of the Nourish Project. This included learning about recipe scaling, pricing and…

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Multicultural Festival Brings People Together in Peterborough

People dancing on a field

For over 10 years, the New Canadians Centre has facilitated the popular Multicultural Canada Day Festival in Peterborough on Canada Day, July 1. The festival celebrates diversity and multiculturalism, and its significance in our community and Canada. This year, over 3000 people braved the blistering heat on one of the hottest Canada Days in recent…

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Now recruiting new participants for The Sewing Collective Program

Women sewing

The Sewing Collective is a training program supported by the New Canadians Centre that focuses on empowering newcomer women with sewing skills and English language skills in order to provide them with options that can support their future employment. Created in April 2017, the participants have now completed their training and we are now recruiting…

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We formed a team to welcome a refugee family – This is why

Since 2015, over 300 community members from Peterborough have joined us as volunteers in welcoming refugee families. These volunteers have formed over 30 support teams, providing assistance to new refugee families and individuals as they make Peterborough their new home. Natalie Napier, Patricia Donnelly, and Tom Reader are three members from the “Near North Enders”…

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Multicultural Festival Promotes Positive Impact of Community Connection

Carmela Valles, Carmela Valles Immigration Consulting “When I first came to Peterborough in 1990 I was one of two students from the Philippines enrolled at Trent University,” says Carmela Valles. A former Executive Director of the New Canadians Centre Peterborough who owns and operates her own immigration consulting company, Carmela says it was a time…

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Tim Hortons Helping to Bring Youth and Communities Together

Every year, Mithila Ballal’s South Asian dancers look forward to performing at the Multicultural Canada Day Festival. “The children love participating in this community-centred event,” says Ballal. “Dance provides young children with various benefits such as physical and cognitive development, social awareness and emotional maturity.” Through Bharathanatyam, the classical Indian form of dance the group…

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