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Bringing People Together at One Night in the Philippines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fundraiser raises $25,000 in support of the New Canadians Centre   Getting involved with the Filipino community is something Edward Rama has wanted to do for a long time. “I’ve often thought about how I could volunteer my time to do something that would support the Filipino community, and perhaps bring me…

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PIP response to New Zealand mosque shootings

Peterborough Immigration Partnership logo

Statement Released On: March 15, 2019 The Peterborough Immigration Partnership offers our deepest condolences to friends and family of those killed and injured in the mosque attacks of Christchurch, New Zealand. We wish to offer support to the local Muslim community and collectively re-affirm our commitment to building a broadly inclusive community. On November 14,…

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The New Canadians Centre Peterborough Seeks Board Directors

The New Canadians Centre Peterborough (NCC) is seeking volunteer Board Directors.   As the local settlement agency, the New Canadians Centre Peterborough strives to empower immigrants and refugees to become full and equal members of Canadian society, and to provide community leadership to ensure cultural integration in a welcoming community.   The NCC serves more…

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Local schools come together to help welcome newcomers this holiday season

“Welcome to the wonderful town of Peterborough!” The New Canadians Centre Peterborough welcomes over 800 newcomers from across the world each year. The holiday season can be a tough time for new families as they adjust to their new surroundings, language, and even climate. To help welcome newcomers this season, Grade 9 students of Ecole…

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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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Upcoming Renovations at the New Canadians Centre

  Dear Clients & Friends, From Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 23, there will be some renovations occurring at our reception and boardroom areas. Minor disruptions may also occur on Friday, November 9 as we prepare. During this time, our main entrance on the top floor will be closed off. Clients, staff and friends…

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Statement on Pittsburgh shooting

The New Canadians Centre and members of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership stand with our friends in the Jewish community and their families. We send our condolences for the tragic losses and share in your grief. We renew our call to friends and supporters to come together to reject hate, violence, harm and intolerance and to…

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YMCA are key partners in welcoming newcomer youth and families in Peterborough

Group of 11 teenager standing and kneeling, smiling

Over the years, the YMCA of Central East Ontario has worked closely with the NCC team to welcome newcomers to our community. Through the Peterborough Welcome Pass, the YMCA provides a three-month complimentary family membership to newcomers. In 2017, 409 newcomers joined the YMCA through this program. Once this membership expires, many families utilise the…

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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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