PIP News – January 2019

A recap of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership’s work in January 2019

Peterborough Immigration Partnership to sponsor panel at ReFrame Film Festival

Over the years, the New Canadians Centre and Peterborough Immigration Partnership have been proud supporters of the ReFrame Film Festival.

At this year’s event, we will be sponsoring the panel “Who Gets to Tell My Story” on Saturday January 26, 1.30pm at The Venue (286 George Street North).

“Documentaries are known for being catalysts for social change. They also have a long history of exploitation and appropriation. This panel showcases three filmmakers working to infuse family history, cultural identity, stories of migration and assimilation, and personal experience into their work. What are the risks in sharing your story? How does collaboration change when it is a member of your family, your community, a close friend, or a complete stranger? Documentaries are unique in their objective to represent the truth, who tells the story matters.”

Read about the panelists: filmmakers Maya Bastian, Maya Annik Bedward and Chrisann Hessing and moderator Ayesha Barmania.

This year’s festival runs from January 24 to 27 with events taking place at Showplace, Market Hall and The Venue. Stop by the ReFrame Food Market at Showplace and visit the diverse vendors, including Newcomer Kitchen Peterborough!


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.

View the Minutes from our March 2018 Annual Meeting here