PIP Collaboration Shares Diverse Stories for Children and Families

August 2020 Edition of Partnership News by the Peterborough Immigration Partnership

The Community Race Relations Committee of PeterboroughCompass Early Learning & Care and the New Canadians Centre have been partnering to deliver a storytime & discussion series on Facebook called “Stories For Hope, Healing and Belonging”. The series launched on June 2nd and has been running bi-weekly.

The goal of the series is to share stories that celebrate diversity with children and families and host a discussion for parents and educators to share follow-up activities to extend learning. The books will be donated to the Resource Library at Compass Early Learning & Care after they are shared online.

Videos from our previous sessions are now available on the Compass Early Learning & Care Facebook page and on the New Canadians Centre Youtube Feed.

The books that we have read include:

The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson

Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley and Cedella Marley

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry and Princess Hair by Sharee Miller

The Many Colours of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar and The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad

I am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown and Mixed Me by Taye Diggs

Established in 2008, the Peterborough Immigration Partnership (PIP) is a community-based partnership of individuals & organisations (including the NCC) which envisions a community where the meaningful economic, social and cultural integration of newcomers ensures a prosperous and inclusive community for all.

Please contact us for more information and to become involved in this partnership.