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May 17, 2018
The Association for New Canadians is seeking donations from the community to help support our Multicultural Family Sports Day event, to be held on June 29, 2018 in honour of Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.
Activities such as Multicultural Family Sports Day help support refugee and immigrant families as they navigate their new community and, with the arrival of over 650 refugees to the province since the beginning of 2016, it is important that these individuals be provided with programming to help support their settlement and integration while promoting healthy lifestyles and positive well-being.
Sponsors will be formally recognized during the day and will have the opportunity to promote their organization at the event site. In addition, sponsors’ logos will be included in all promotional materials and organization representatives are invited to participate in the event.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Jon at (709) 579-9172 or research@nfld...
May 14, 2018
Date: Monday, May 14, 2018
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Arts and Science Atrium, MUN Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, NL
Presented jointly by the Association for New Canadians, MUN Grenfell, the Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre at the College of the North Atlantic, the Innovation 2.0 Conference will explore how entrepreneurship, diversity, and workforce development can foster an innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking economic landscape in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The full-day conference will consist of a series of three “conversations” focusing on each of the conference’s major themes. Conversation 1, led by Visiting Assistant Professor Billy Newell, will showcase the Navigate Entrepreneurship Centre’s innovative new “Makerspace.” A discussion with Darren Pelley, General Manager of Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, will follow. Conversation 2, led by the Association for New Canadians, will feature a Keynote Address on the innovative power of cultural diversity. The address will be delivered by Emily Brennan, Marketing Manager of the Moncton-based software company Alongside, which specializes in online recruitment platforms. Conversation 3, led by the Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre, will consist of a panel discussion featuring leaders from local industry sectors discussing workforce development challenges and innovative solutions.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions addressing the major themes of the conference. A catered lunch, featuring authentic Indian cuisine served by Nirvana, is included. There is no cost to attend but advance registration is required to guarantee your spot.
To register, please visit http://www.ancnl.ca/innovation or call 709-722-0718
Diversity Outreach Coordinator
Association for New Canadians
Phone: (709) 743-7677
February 28, 2018
To support the growing number of newcomers arriving throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, the ANC has opened Satellite Offices in Corner Brook, Labrador City, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Grand Falls-Windsor.
The offices will help facilitate the successful inclusion, integration, and retention of newcomers by providing them with access to key settlement supports across the province. For Corner Brook, newcomers will also be able to avail of on-site ESL training.
Newcomers and other stakeholders will be able to access an array of supports, including general settlement/orientation supports (e.g., Needs Assessments, Settlement Planning, Community Bridging and Connections, etc.), as well as referrals to internal and external programs designed to support newcomer integration.
Services will also be available to help support:
- Co-Sponsor Groups and their private sponsorship efforts to bring refugees to the province, including assistance during the one-year settlement period
- Designated Employers and Endorsed Employees under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (709) 634-2656
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Phone: (709) 896-8787
Phone: (709) 489-0235
Phone: (709) 944-7775
January 23, 2018
The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced more than $90,000 in funding for cultural competency training.
The Association for New Canadians will receive $57,272 to provide this training in community, private, and other workplaces throughout the province, particularly in Labrador and the central and western regions of the island
January 18, 2018
Did you know the ANC is registered with Pentagon Testing Enterprises as an Official Testing Centre for the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) and Canadian Academic English La...
January 02, 2018
The Association is setting up satellite offices in Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, Labrador City and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, using funding from both the federal and provincial governments.
"The idea is to make it a little bit easier to provide settlement services for immigrants and refugees, no matter where they live in the province," the Association's Justin Campbell told the St. John's Morning Show
December 22, 2017
The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced the second round of successful applicants for funding through the federal-provincial Foreign Qualification Recognition Agreement.
Foreign qualification recognition is the process of verifying that the knowledge, skills, work experience and education obtained in another country meet established Canadian standards. A partnership agreement between the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada allocates $800,000 in federal funding to enhance foreign qualification recognition capacity, helping internationally-trained workers qualify for employment in their fields...
December 21, 2017
To support actions outlined in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, over $341,000 in provincial funding is being provided through the Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program for multiple initiatives to support settlement and integration of newcomers to the province. The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, made the announcement today in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Read the full News Release HERE
December 19, 2017
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, M.P. Nick Whalen recognized a selection of outstanding community members in the riding of St. John’s East with Canada 150 Community Awards.
The Association would like to congratulate members of the Refugee Health Clinic (including the ANC’s Public Health Nurse, Barbara Albrechtsons), who were presented with an award in recognition of their dedication and commitment to serving high-need refugees arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador
December 12, 2017
On behalf of the Board, clients, and staff of the Association for New Canadians, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Rotary Club of St. John's East for supporting our Annual Client Christmas party.
Thanks to your kindness and generosity, over 150 newly-arrived refugee adults and children were treated to a wonderful holiday party, complete with gifts, a festive feast, and a visit from Santa himself