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It Takes A Village: Raid’s Story

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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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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With your help, newcomers are building their lives and skills in PTBO

Your Generous Support Builds a Diverse & Welcoming Peterborough, Thank You! Thank You for supporting the work of the New Canadians Centre as donors, funders, volunteers, and partners. We couldn’t do it without you!     Would You like to make a tax-deductible gift before the end of 2018? You can make a secure on-line…

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Recipe for Success: Bintou and Aicha’s story

A story of hope, dreams, and resilience made possible through community support   Growing up in a refugee settlement in the Ivory Coast of Africa, sisters Bintou and Aicha Cherif learned to cook Jollof, a rice dish made with peppers, onions, and tomato paste, over an open fire. Living close to the ocean and spending…

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Choose Hope Today

“I’ve learned what a hard worker Omar is. I only have to show him something once, and he’s got it mastered.” — Sue Houde, Two Dishes Cookshop Sue Houde wasn’t planning on hiring any new staff at her restaurant Two Dishes. That was before she met Omar Hattab.   With your help in 2016/2017, the…

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