FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2019

Join the Village that Inspires, Encourages and Commits to Newcomers

New Canadians Centre Seeks Board Members 

Peterborough, ON – The New Canadians Centre is looking for board directors to join the governance team that shapes and advises on the strategic priorities of our organization.

‘Individually we are one drop, and together we form the ocean.’

This year, the New Canadians Centre (NCC) celebrates 40 years of bringing people together. From our humble roots in 1979 when a dedicated group of volunteers committed to supporting refugees fleeing from the communist regime in Vietnam, the NCC has grown to provide community leadership to ensure cultural integration in a welcoming community.

The NCC serves more than 800 newcomer clients annually. Newcomers can access a variety of programs and services, such as settlement counselling, employment counselling, language assessment, transitional support, workshops (tax and citizenship), English conversation groups, women’s group, skills training, youth programming and activities, and recreational outings.

The NCC also takes an active role in community development and is one of the founding organizations of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership which mobilises the community to implement a 5-year community immigrant integration strategy.

We believe in diversity; we encourage community members with different cultural backgrounds to apply, who are able and willing to give 6-8 hours per month of their time for this valuable work. We are specifically looking for volunteers with settlement, community development, finance and/or housing backgrounds for the Board and various Board Committees (Finance, Policy, Recruitment, Governance). Board members would have the opportunity to participate in fund development activities that are meaningful to them.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact us by Tuesday, March 24 by emailing boardrecruitment@nccpeterborough.ca to receive an information package and details about our candidates meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 5:00-6:00pm.

Contacts:        

Robert McDonald, Chair of Board Recruitment Committee

Yvonne Lai, Director of Community Development

boardrecruitment@nccpeterborough.ca

Upon request, the New Canadians Centre will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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Media Contact: Yvonne Lai, Director of Community Development
705-743-0882, yvonne@nccpeterborough.ca