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ESL Providers in Peterborough Benefit from Professional Development Day

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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Peterborough Immigration Partnership Launches Mobile Application for the Peterborough Welcome Pass

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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ESL Forum Launches Online Inventory of ESL Services

September 2019 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership The ESL Forum is a working group of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership. Monthly meetings are chaired by the New Canadians Centre, and English as a Second Language (ESL) providers in the Peterborough community discuss ESL programs, opportunities, needs, and challenges for newcomers. This month,…

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New Partnership Supports ESL Learners

August 2019 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership New Canadians Centre has partnered with the Peterborough Native Learning Program to support ESL Learners The New Canadians Centre has partnered with the Peterborough Native Learning Program (PNLP) to offer computer programs that are focused on English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy…

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PIP Partner Trent University Hosts Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Photo credit: Trent University On 17 July, Trent University hosted a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in conjunction with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). At the ceremony, 98 people from Peterborough and the surrounding area received their Canadian Citizenship. The ceremony was presided over by Armand La Barge, Chair of the Board of Governors at Trent…

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PIP News – June 2019

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The Peterborough Immigration Partnership has supported the Central Planning Table of the Local Employment Planning Council facilitated by the Workforce Development Board since 2015. The Central Planning Table is an advisory team that is focused on delivering the best projects possible. This pilot will be continued for a 4th phase (2019-2020). The WDB is pioneering…

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PIP News – May 2019

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A recap of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership’s work in the month of May 2019 The Trent Community Research Centre (TCRC) at Trent University offers experiential learning opportunities for students through unique community-based research and education projects. They support local organisations with meaningful community-based research conducted by Trent students. This year, four undergraduate students at Trent…

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PIP News – April 2019

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A recap of the Economic Integration projects facilitated by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership from April 2018 to March 2019 From April 2018 to March 2019, training programs were delivered to help build skills of newcomers in the food services and sewing sector. These programs were funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and implemented…

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PIP News – March 2019

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A recap of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership’s work in March 2019 Sewing Skills for Beginners Class provided 32-hours of instruction to newcomer women “I love it, I LOVE it! Every day I want to do something new.” These were the words of Fabiola Carrasco, a newcomer from Mexico when she received her certificate for completing…

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PIP News – February 2019

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A recap of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership’s work in February 2019   An Introductory Course in Screen Printing provided six newcomer women a chance to creatively express themselves, network, and build their community This winter, 6 newcomer women participated in a two-month introductory screen printing series by Madderhouse Textile Studios. The program, specially developed and…

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