Seeking Board Members

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.

NCC is seeking to fill two positions for two-year terms. Board members may serve three consecutive two-year terms.

From our humble roots in 1979 when a dedicated group of volunteers committed to supporting refugees fleeing Vietnam, the NCC has grown to provide a wide range of programs and services that support the empowerment and inclusion of people who are new to Canada.

The NCC serves more than 1000 newcomer clients annually. Newcomers can access a variety of programs and services, such as settlement counselling, employment counselling, language assessment, transitional support, workshops (e.g. taxes 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 mobilizes the community to implement a 5-year community immigrant integration strategy.

We believe in inclusion and equity; we encourage community members with diverse backgrounds to apply, who are able and willing to give 5-10 hours per month of their time for this valuable work. We are specifically looking for volunteers with individuals with well-rounded governance experience, and with specific experience in capital asset management (finance and construction), capital fundraising campaigns, and/or settlement service delivery.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit our website to access the information package and application form.

Applications to join the board will be accepted until 5pm on Sunday, February 25, 2024.

Contacts: Kirk Kuipers, HR & Admin Officer
[email protected]; (705) 743-0882

Upon request the New Canadians Centre will provide reasonable accessibility accommodations to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.