Choose Hope Today

“I’ve learned what a hard worker Omar is. I only have to show him something once, and he’s got it mastered.” — Sue Houde, Two Dishes Cookshop

Sue Houde wasn’t planning on hiring any new staff at her restaurant Two Dishes.

That was before she met Omar Hattab.


With your help in 2016/2017, the New Canadians Centre welcomed more than 800 new Canadians from 79 different countries from around the world.

Since 2016, 400 newcomers have arrived from Syria and half of that number are children.

Thanks to Sue, Omar has a job doing what he loves most.

With Jack’s support and guidance, Omar continues to be mentored, improve his language skills, build confidence and with it, a sense of belonging to the community he and his family now call home.

With your help, Omar is empowered to pursue his dream of opening his own bakery. “It’s my dream. I want the Canadian people to enjoy the food I make.”

This holiday season, please consider a monthly donation to the New Canadians Centre Peterborough.

A monthly donation helps the New Canadians Centre deliver life-enriching programs for newcomers while fostering the community connections that are so vital to developing a sense of belonging and contribution.

For just $10 a month, you can help a new Canadian like Omar achieve success.

Helping a newcomer allows our community to continually grow and prosper.

You have the power to Choose Hope.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Hajni Hos, Executive Director
New Canadians Centre Peterborough





With your gift, you will receive:

  • 1 year’s free access to non-ticketed NCC programs & events *free for NCC clients; applies to community members only*
  • Early Bird pricing for our annual “One Night in …” Gala

Should you choose to make a donation in honour or celebration of someone, please include their contact details so that we can send them a personalised gift card in the mail.

We are a Member Agency of the United Way of Peterborough & District.