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September 30, 2015
Over the past few weeks, clients of the Association for New Canadians have been treated to complementary tours of The Rooms in St. John’s. Starting on September 15th, two LINC classes per week were provided with tours of the cultural facility, including the art gallery, museum, and the current special exhibit. The tours were well-received by everyone in attendance and we would like to sincerely thank the staff at The Rooms for a fantastic experience
September 29, 2015
On Tuesday, September 29, in the St. Pius X Parish Hall, the Association for New Canadians hosted its annual Health Fair. The event offered ANC clients an opportunity to learn about a number of health-related topics, including healthy eating and activity, chronic disease prevention and management, sexual health, cervical screening, heart and dental health, mental health and addictions, flu season, healthy child development, among other topics.
The two hour event included participation by a number of health-related groups, including the ANC Diabetic Clinic, Eastern Health, Arthritis Society, Centre for Life, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder NL, Canadian Cancer Society, NL Smoker’s Helpline, Daybreak, Brighter Futures, and Choices for Youth. At the end of the day, everyone in attendance enjoyed a healthy lunch and took part in a draw for some great prizes! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day...
September 28, 2015
In September, participants of the ANC Women's Group traveled to Salmonier Nature Park to experience some of the province's wildlife. After exploring the park, everyone enjoyed a cup of coffee before a quick trip to Topsail Beach to take in the sights
September 24, 2015
On Thursday, September 24th from 5:30-6:30 PM, the Association for New Canadians will be hosting a public information session on volunteer opportunities as well as the requirements of refugee co-sponsorship. The session will be held at the ESL Training Centre Cafeteria off Smithville Crescent (next to St. Patrick’s Mercy Home).
The session will provide a general overview of the ANC’s volunteer programs as well as specific information on refugee sponsorship (i.e., financial and settlement co-sponsor commitments) as well as other ways in which individuals can contribute to the resettlement of refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador.
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Fudge at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 722-9680 OR Jon Price at email@example.com or by calling 579-9172...
September 12, 2015
The Association for New Canadians would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended one of our Public Information Sessions on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. The turnout for both sessions was fantastic and it was encouraging to see so many citizens engaged in sponsoring refugees.
Powerpoint slides from the session can be found here
September 12, 2015
The Association for New Canadians would like to extend a sincere thanks to CBC and its Morning Show listeners for their very generous donations of school supplies on Friday, September 12! ...
September 11, 2015
For more information on sponsoring a refugee:
Contact Ken Walsh
Cell: (709) 682-1540
Phone: (709) 726-3759
For more information on donating to the ANC’s Private Refugee Sponsorship Fund:
Contact Sandra Pynn
Phone: (709) 722-0008
Phone: (709) 722-9680
For more information on other contributions:
Contact Jon Price
Phone: (709) 579-9172
Donations may also be made through the PayPal feature on the ANC’s website (www.ancnl.ca) or in-person at our Main Office at 144 Military Road, St. John’s...
September 10, 2015
The Association for New Canadians will be hosting a public information session on the Private Sponsorship Program on Thursday, September 10th from 12:30-1:30 PM, as well as from 5:30-6:30 PM (same session) at St. Pius X Parish Hall on Smithville Crescent.
If you have any questions, or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ken Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 726-3759
September 08, 2015
If you would like to donate to the Association for New Canadians' Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund, you may do so in person at the ANC's Main Office located at 144 Military Road.
The ANC is currently setting up an online donation option and hope to have this available on our website in the coming days.
Monetary donations to this fund are tax deductible and 100% of funds raised go towards the sponsorship and settlement of Syrian and other refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador
September 04, 2015
How Can You Help?
Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador can help by providing support through the Private Refugee Sponsorship Program. In 2014, the Association for New Canadians was designated as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder, allowing the agency to coordinate the private sponsorship of refugees to the province. As part of this program, individuals and groups are able to partner with the Association for New Canadians to co-sponsor refugees overseas. As a co-sponsor, individuals and groups commit to providing financial support to the refugee(s) during their initial 12 months in Canada. If an individual or business is unable to act as a co-sponsor, but would still like to help, they can donate to the Association's Private Refugee Sponsorship Fund.
If you would like to contribute or would like more information on this program, please contact: