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April 03, 2016
Many newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador have gripping stories to tell, but might not have the language skills to reach most of the province.
The Association for New Canadians is hoping to fix that, and bring those stories to life in a new photography exhibition this year. The group is launching a new project for refugees to the province, pairing them with a camera as well as photography instruction.
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March 30, 2016
The ANC would like to express our sincere thanks to the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador who have so generously contributed to our Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund.
This fund has been established to support those who wish to sponsor a family member, friend or loved one, but who do not have the financial resources to do so. The fund will also be used to assist Co-Sponsors with their efforts to meet the demands of sponsorship. All funds in this trust go directly towards costs of sponsoring a refugee/refugee family in Newfoundland and Labrador.
As of March 30, 2016, community members have donated a total of $104,113 to our Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund!
We are also pleased to announce that as of March 30, 2016, a total of $483,610 has been raised by community groups who have decided to go forward with private sponsorships!
If you would like more information on sponsoring a refugee or donating to our sponsorship fund, please contact Ken Walsh at email@example.com...
March 29, 2016
*** HOURS FOR DONATION CENTRE ***
When: Wednesdays & Fridays, as well as the last Saturday of every month, from 2-4 pm
Where: Booth High School Cafeteria (151 Freshwater Road)
WE ARE SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
* Pots, pans, and assorted cookware
* Kitchen utensils
* Small furniture (e.g., coffee & end tables, TV stands, etc.)
* Children's accessories (e.g., strollers, car seats, booster seats, etc.)
* TVs (under 50 lbs)
WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING THE FOLLOWING:
* Large furniture/appliances
Please click here for details.
PLEASE NOTE: While we are unable to accept donations outside of the designated drop off times, if you would like to arrange an alternate time, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 722-9680...
March 21, 2016
On Monday, March 21, the Association for New Canadians celebrated Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. The day included a number of activities, including a Multicultural Forum centred on the theme “Everyone has a Story.” The forum provided attendees with an opportunity to hear the resettlement experiences of four newcomers with diverse backgrounds.
The event also included the unveiling of the ANC’s Welcome Home Poster Series, featuring portraits of newcomers highlighting their resettlement experiences, and the announcement of the young winners of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Logo Contest.
Please click here to view photos from the celebration...
March 20, 2016
About a hundred people in the Austin, Texas area knit and crocheted wool hats for Syrian refugees arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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March 19, 2016
On Saturday, March 19th, in celebration of Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in collaboration with the Spruce Hill Church Group, the ANC delivered a “Good Friends, Good Food” event for refugee women. The event provided participants with an opportunity to learn how to cook with local ingredients (e.g., blueberries, cod, etc.) and provided Canadian-born participants with a chance to learn how to prepare a number of traditional Syrian dishes. The final culminating activity involved the women from Spruce Hill Church and the Syrian women and their children spending the day together cooking, eating, learning from each other, and building a community that is stronger through diversity and inclusivity.
Please click here to view photos from the event...
March 17, 2016
The Association for New Canadians invites you to a celebration of Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Monday, March 21st, 2016
- St. Pius X Parish Hall, Smithville Crescent
LIST OF ACTIVITIES
“Everyone has a Story”: A number of newcomers will share their inspiring stories of resettlement in Canada.
“Welcome Home”: A poster series featuring portraits of newcomers highlighting their resettlement experiences.
Logo Contest: Winners of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism Logo Contest will be revealed.
For more information, please contact Jon Price at:
Phone: (709) 579-9172
March 17, 2016
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17. Those in attendance enjoyed coffee, tea, a St. Patrick’s Day cake, and some musical performances by staff.
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March 09, 2016
On Wednesday, March 9th, the ANC hosted the first installment in a series of information workshops called “Your Community to Enjoy.” The event provided newly-arrived refugee families with presentations designed to expand upon the settlement services offered by the ANC, including information on the culture of safety, protection, and human rights in Canada, as well as the Education and Support for Employment (EASE) Program delivered by the ANC.
We would like to thank representatives from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Human Rights Commission, and Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for presenting at this event.
We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to:
• Johnson & Johnson for generously donating care packages containing various essentials (soap, shampoo, etc.) for each family in attendance; and,
• The Some Warm Welcome Project and the Bee Cave Public Library in Bee Cave, Texas, for providing over 100 hand-knitted items, all affixed with a "Welcome to Canada" message, for everyone in attendance.
Please click here to view photos from the day...
February 29, 2016
In February, participants in the ANC’s Women's Group went shopping at Value Village and Bulk Barn to get introduced (many for the first time) to some affordable shopping options in St. John’s. With over 40 participants, including new Syrian arrivals, this was our biggest Women’s Group event to date!
Check out our gallery here for some photos from the evening