Stories

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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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 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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