Partnership News

Home Based Business Incubator Program Supports Aspiring Newcomer Women Entrepreneurs

June 16, 2021

June 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership At the start of May, the New Canadians Centre launched the HOBBI (Home-Based Business Incubator) Program. The 10-week skills training program is for newcomer women who are aspiring entrepreneurs. We have a…

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NCC and Trent Radio partner to empower newcomers to tell their stories on the radio

May 26, 2021

“I learned that you should always tell your stories, even if you are shy. It helps you by laughing and someone can learn about your experiences” says 11-year old Jorge Escalera Arroyo. Jorge was one of five newcomers who recently…

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Telling Our Stories through Movement

March 21, 2021

March 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership At the end of February, artists Mithila Ballal and Kate Story presented the “Finding Your Story Through Movement” workshop as part of the Common Threads Collective Land(ing) project.  Mithila shares some reflections…

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Empowering Newcomers to Tell Their Stories through Public Speaking Training

February 26, 2021

February 2021 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership There’s a story in each of us. Uncovering and telling that story can help us relate, connect, heal, and build bridges of friendship and understanding. Settling in a new country undoubtedly carries…

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Land(ing) in Story

December 21, 2020

December 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership This month, the Common Threads Collective (CTC) delivered their first workshop associated with their Public Energy residency. Text as a Design Element in Garment and Costume Design was a two-part workshop that took place…

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The United Way and PACE Support Computer Literacy for Adult ESL Learners

November 30, 2020

November 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership One of the main barriers to employment that newcomers face is the lack of English language skills. During the pandemic, this was further compounded by the lack of computer skills and the…

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Newcomer Sewing Crew launches a new product in collaboration with Madderhouse & Lucky Jackson

November 30, 2020

A Quintuple Collaboration You Can Bring to Dinner The Newcomer Sewing Crew (NSC) is thrilled to announce an upcoming product launch during the First Friday Peterborough art crawl on December 4th. It is a limited edition item designed by Lucky Jackson, hand-printed at Madderhouse Textile Studios,…

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A Focus on ESL & Social Justice Education Professional Development

November 24, 2020

November 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Fall 2020 proved to be a month of professional development on a series of topics relating to English as a Second Language, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice. These opportunities were delivered through…

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New Canadians Centre launches Computer Literacy Training program for adult ESL Learners

October 26, 2020

October 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, partners across the not-for-profit sector have identified that many people experience difficulty in accessing services and staying connected because they are not familiar with technology and lack the…

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