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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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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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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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