Lessons from the Land 2024 – Building Bridges Towards Reconciliation in Nogojiwanong

For many years, the New Canadians Centre organised Multicultural Canada Day on July 1, a celebration of the rich diversity of culture that we enjoy in Canada and locally here in Peterborough. With food and performances from around the world, it was one of our region’s largest annual events and an opportunity to show pride in being Canadian.

As an organization, we continue to reflect on the important work of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and our role in helping more people settle on lands stewarded by Indigenous Peoples. The historical treatment of Indigenous Peoples was violent and unjust; and racism and discrimination towards Indigenous Peoples persist today.

In this context, July 1 represents an opportunity to pause and reflect on our path forward and to celebrate Indigenous culture. We invite you to join us every July 1 for an important day of learning and reflection with programs and activities at “Lessons from the Land” in Nogojiwanong / Peterborough.

Celebrating the richness of multiculturalism and our clients’ pride in being Canadian remains a cornerstone of NCC’s work. Please join us in our week-long celebration of the Canadian Multicultural Festival from June 19 to June 30 in addition to our month-long Multicultural Food Crawl.

Event: Lessons from the Land
Date: Monday July 1, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Location: Nicholls Oval Pavilion (116 Rotary Greenway Trail, Peterborough).

Registration links and event information are shared at:

“Lessons from the Land” is organised by the New Canadians Centre and supported by Canadian Heritage, TRACKS Youth Program, Community Race Relations Committee, Diverse Nature Collective, Canadian Bushcraft and KawarthaNow.com

The New Canadians Centre Peterborough is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

We are all Treaty people.


For more information, please contact:
Mauricio Interiano, New Canadians Centre at 705-743-0882, at [email protected]