Stories

NCC Spring Dinner Party: Celebrating Newcomers and Volunteers Together

On May 1st, 40 volunteers and 80 new Canadians attended our NCC Spring Dinner Party – an opportunity to celebrate all they have achieved together by sharing a wonderful evening of food, music and dance at the Canadian Canoe Museum. The event gave NCC staff and newcomers a chance to thank the dedicated volunteers who…

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Leon’s Peterborough Helping Newcomers Transition to a New Community

“Donations of time and support are my attempt to reciprocate the kindness the community has shown us for many years,” says Tom Reburn Jr.  The co-owner and general manager of Leon’s Peterborough has been a good friend to the New Canadians Centre for many years – supporting some of the organization’s key fundraising events.  Recently,…

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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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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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