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12 Moments of Belonging: A Look Back at 2019

As we close off 2019, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of the important milestones of the past year. And to Thank You for helping newcomers know they belong here in Peterborough & in Canada. 1. Bringing People Together at One Night in the Philippines  – March 2, 2019 While offering a…

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PTBO Community Keeps Newcomers In Mind This Holiday Season

For many newcomer families, this holiday season is their first in Canada. And for some, it is their first time experiencing winter. Amidst the excitement of the holidays, newcomers can also find it very challenging. They are adjusting to a new life in new surroundings, climate, and often language. Community welcome plays a big role…

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Send a Message of Welcome to a Newcomer this Holiday Season!

In November 2016, the New Canadians Centre launched the Messages of Hope initiative to help wish newcomers well during the holiday season. For many, their first holiday and winter in Canada. Since 2016, over 400 messages have been submitted. The cards were displayed at the entrance of the New Canadians Centre, welcoming clients, staff, and…

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Friendship of Aya and Jessy Demonstrates the Power of Welcoming Diversity

Aya Darrouba remembers the first time she went tobogganing with her best friend Jessy Seward. “We crashed,” Aya exclaims. “It was so much fun. Don’t worry, no one was hurt.” Best friends since the seventh grade, Aya, who is blind since birth says she is never afraid to try new things with Jessy. In addition…

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Thank You to our Partners for 40 Years of Collaboration in Support of Newcomers

For 40 Years, the New Canadians Centre has been supported by amazing community partnerships that truly exemplify what it means to have, and be part of a community These partnerships support immigrants and refugees in Peterborough & Northumberland counties, ensuring newcomers feel like they belong. We could not achieve this 40-year milestone without the support…

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Newcomers Give Back in Peterborough and Northumberland

Each year, the counties of Peterborough and Northumberland welcome approximately 800 newcomers coming from over 100 countries and speaking more than 50 different languages. Newcomers choose Peterborough and Northumberland for a variety of reasons – some for education, others for work, and some to join their families already living here. As these new families integrate…

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