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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:
August 31, 2015
The Association for New Canadians is pleased to announce that the organization has received funding from the Canada Post Community Foundation in order to deliver an After School Program for Refugee and Immigrant Youth. The After School Program will be delivered during the upcoming 2015-16 school year, and will strengthen refugee and immigrant children's academic competencies, while promoting community integration through participation in extra-curricular activities
August 27, 2015
On August 27, 2015, the United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador hosted their Community Fund Cheque Presentation Event. Several funding recipients were in attendance, including the Association for New Canadians, who received support to deliver its Diversity Training and Private Refugee Sponsorship Programs
August 26, 2015
The Association for New Canadians Men's Group spent the evening of Wednesday, August 26, canoeing in Mount Pearl. Several of the participants had never been in a canoe before which added extra excitement and fun to this event! A big thanks to the City of Mount Pearl! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
August 25, 2015
On August 25th, 2015, Bell Aliant Back Packs for Kids visited the Association for New Canadians to deliver 20 backpacks and school supplies to newcomer children. The ANC would like to express its sincerest thanks to Bell Alliant for their donation and for helping to ease newcomer children’s transition into their new community
August 24, 2015
The Association for New Canadians Women's Group spent the evening of Monday, August 24, canoeing in Mount Pearl. Several of the participants had never been in a canoe before which added extra excitement and fun to this event! A big thanks to the City of Mount Pearl! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
August 24, 2015
On Monday, August 24, clients at the ANC’s ESL Training Centre were provided with a Bike Safety Demonstration by Constable Ken Milks of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC). Everyone in attendance was given the opportunity to learn about a number of important topics related to bike safety, including correct use of helmets, hand signals, bike maintenance (air pressure, brakes, etc.), as well as proper clothing and how to use reflectors. Clients were also invited to view Constable Milks’ patrol car and even got to sit inside! Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the event...
August 13, 2015
On Thursday, August 13, the ANC’s SWIS Team hosted a Closing Ceremony for its Summer Enrichment Program at the ESL Training Centre. Participants designed and presented collages to illustrate the variety of activities that they took part in during the summer. All those in attendance were presented with a bike safety demonstration by representatives from the Read to Ride Literacy Program, and were provided with a number of prizes, including bicycles, helmets, and soccer balls. Many thanks to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for their continued support of the ANC's Summer Enrichment Program. Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the event...
July 29, 2015
On July 29th, over 30 newcomer women participated in a photo scavenger hunt of Bowring Park as part of the ANC Women's Group Program. Lots of laughs were had and the fog didn't deter anyone from having a great time! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
July 15, 2015
On Wednesday, July 15, the ANC hosted a Community Connections Fair in the cafeteria of the ESL Training Centre. The event featured a number of community organizations that informed participants of potential volunteer opportunities. Presenters at the event included: Big Brothers Big Sisters, the St. John’s Women’s Centre, the Community Sector Council, YMCA, NL Public Libraries, Habitat for Humanity, Daybreak, the Association communautaire francophone de St-Jean (ACFSJ), and the Multicultural Women’s Organization of NL (MWONL). Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event...