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April 06, 2016
The Association for New Canadians would like to sincerely thank the United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador for supporting the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program and Diversity Training Initiative. Thanks in part to funding provided through the 2015 Community Fund, the Association was able to deliver the following programs across Newfoundland and Labrador:
• Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program which supports various community groups, businesses, private citizens, and faith-based organizations as they seek to privately sponsor refugee families here in Newfoundland and Labrador. During 2015-16, over 50 sponsorship applications were initiated as part of the program;
• Diversity Training Initiative which promotes the value and importance of diversity, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural awareness across the province. During 2015-16, 128 presentations were delivered to approximately 5,600 participants and over 250 information packages were distributed to a multitude of businesses and community agencies/groups across the province...
April 05, 2016
The ANC’s Settlement Workers in the Schools (SWIS) Team provided newly-arrived Syrian children with a series of educational workshops during the Spring break. Everyone in attendance was provided with an opportunity to improve their English language skills, discuss the Western school system, and play a variety of educational games
April 05, 2016
HELP MAKE THE ANC'S 2016 MULTICULTURAL FAMILY SPORTS DAY A GREAT SUCCESS!
To help increase newcomer families' accessibility to sport and recreation activities in the community, the Association for New Canadians is seeking donations of gently used sports equipment for its upcoming event, Multicultural Family Sports Day, to be held in June 2016 in honour of Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
We are seeking donations of:
Please drop off your donations to the ANC's Main Office located at 144 Military Road or the ANC's ESL Training Centre at 10 Smithville Crescent.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Jon Price at (709) 579-9172...
April 05, 2016
The ANC would like to send its sincerest thanks to Scotiabank for a very generous donation of $10,000 to our organization
April 04, 2016
The ANC is currently appealing to the public for donations of gently-used point and shoot cameras in working condition (we are looking for digital cameras with at least 10 mega pixels). The cameras will be used for a photography project directed at newly-arrived refugee families with limited English language skills
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.
Read the full story here
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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