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#WeBelong: Celebrating 40 Years of the NCC

In 1979, a small group of local community members gathered to sponsor refugees fleeing the communist regime in Vietnam. They formed the Peterborough Newcomer Language Orientation Committee (PNLOC) in order to welcome and provide support to refugees. This group eventually grew into the New Canadians Centre, offering expanded services to immigrants and refugees.

This year, the New Canadians Centre celebrates 40 years of bringing people together.


And in times of change and uncertainty, this has stayed the same: our commitment to empowering newcomers to become full and equal members of our society and our vision for a welcoming community for all.


This would not be possible without the work of our community partners, donors and volunteers, who support our mission year after year. Thank You for standing with us!

This week, we kick-off our #WeBelong Campaign celebrating 40 Years of the New Canadians Centre.

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing powerful stories of Belonging, Home, Hope, and Community from our 40 Years.

Visit our Special 40th Anniversary Page for regular updates on stories and opportunities.