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12 Moments of Belonging: A Look Back at 2019

As we close off 2019, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the important milestones of the past year. And to Thank You for helping newcomers know they belong here in Peterborough & in Canada. 1. Bringing People Together at One Night in the Philippines  – March 2, 2019 While offering a…

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PTBO Community Keeps Newcomers In Mind This Holiday Season

For many newcomer families, this holiday season is their first in Canada. And for some, it is their first time experiencing winter. Amidst the excitement of the holidays, newcomers can also find it very challenging. They are adjusting to a new life in new surroundings, climate, and often language. Community welcome plays a big role…

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It Takes A Village: Raid’s Story

I want to tell you a story about some wonderful people like you, who changed the life of a newcomer. When I met 19-year-old Raid Hajhasan in 2016, he was living alone. He didn’t know anyone. Raid left Syria to escape the war. A war where 11 million people were displaced. He was all by…

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Friendship of Aya and Jessy Demonstrates the Power of Welcoming Diversity

Aya Darrouba remembers the first time she went tobogganing with her best friend Jessy Seward. “We crashed,” Aya exclaims. “It was so much fun. Don’t worry, no one was hurt.” Best friends since the seventh grade, Aya, who is blind since birth says she is never afraid to try new things with Jessy. In addition…

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Aviation & Cultural Integration: Trip to Air Force Museum supports Community Connections for Newcomers in Northumberland

On September 27, new Canadians from Northumberland County came together for a trip to the National Air Force Museum of Canada at the Canadian Air Force Base in Trenton, Ontario. The trip organised by the New Canadians Centre – Northumberland Office saw 24 people, including 10 children participate. Seven countries were represented amongst our clients:…

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Thank You to our Partners for 40 Years of Collaboration in Support of Newcomers

For 40 Years, the New Canadians Centre has been supported by amazing community partnerships that truly exemplify what it means to have, and be part of a community These partnerships support immigrants and refugees in Peterborough & Northumberland counties, ensuring newcomers feel like they belong. We could not achieve this 40-year milestone without the support…

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