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April 13, 2015
March 21st marked the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To commemorate this day, the Association for New Canadians held an essay contest for junior and senior high school students. The theme for the 2015 competition was "Racism and Discrimination," and students were encouraged to use this theme in their submissions. The ANC would like to congratulate Monique McGrath, a grade 8 student at Holy Trinity High School, and Israel Mohammed, a grade 11 student from Holy Heart of Mary High School, for their winning essays. Monique and Israel were presented with a cash prize by Ken Walsh, and their essays are shared with you here...
March 25, 2015
On March 25th, 2015, participants of the ANC's Women's Group took part in a Cooking Together session facilitated by the Association for New Canadians, MUN Medical Gateway Program, and St. Mark’s Church. Everyone helped to make a delicious meal of falafels with homemade salad and tzatziki sauce. While the food was being cooked, those in attendance took part in a grocery cart game. A great time was had by all! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event
March 20, 2015
The Association for New Canadians invites you to participate in a one day forum:
Newcomers to Canada - Trauma and Integration: Guidance for Professionals
This event will provide front-line service workers, community organizations and other individuals with practical skills and guidance to support refugees who have experienced trauma and/or are living with mental health issues. Through sessions and presentations on Cultural Competence, Working with Interpreters, and Trauma Informed Care, participants will gain a better understanding of the refugee experience in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Guest speakers at the event will include:
Dr. Pauline Duke, a family physician, professor at Memorial University's Faculty of Medicine and co-founder of Gateway, an ANC/MUN Medicine partnership linking refugees with family physicians in St. John's
Jim Oldford, MSW, RSW, a clinical social worker at the Janeway Family Centre and participant in Harvard University's Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program...
March 18, 2015
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre are celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador Multiculturalism Week 2015 by making use of all the snow on the ground! The morning of Wednesday, March 18th was spent building snow sculptures representative of students' countries of origin and/or cultural backgrounds. On Thursday, March 19th, the ANC hosted a Multicultural Festival that included a potluck of traditional foods, a display of written prose by newcomers to Canada, as well as a number of musical and dance performances. A wonderful time was had by all in attendance! Thank you to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism for providing support for these events! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day...
March 17, 2015
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Those in attendance enjoyed coffee, tea, cake, and some musical performances by staff. A great time was had by all! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event
February 13, 2015
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre shared their moment with the flag on the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada this afternoon!...
February 05, 2015
In celebration of Chinese New Year the ANC Women’s Group held a Chinese New Year Party on February 19th which included crafts, food, and performances. A big thank you to the Chinese Association Lion Dance Group who performed their traditional dance for all those in attendance. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event
January 21, 2015
The Cooking Together pilot program is a partnership between Bridges to Hope, MUN MED Gateway, and the Association for New Canadians. The sessions allow newcomers and MUN medical student volunteers to share cooking skills, recipes, and learn with the guidance of a chef and kitchen coordinator at Bridges to Hope. The Cooking Together pilot concludes with a grocery store and community room session, giving participants the opportunity to get involved with the preparation for the sessions and connect with community resources. At the end of each session the participants and volunteers share the meal that they prepared together, which includes traditional dishes from Newfoundland and around the world. The medical students and newcomer participants are able to learn from each other through socialization and communication throughout the sessions, providing a valuable learning experience for all involved...
January 01, 2015
LINC Home Study Program
This distance ESL program is offered to LINC-eligible newcomers who wish to improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. This self-paced course of study follows the Canadian Language Benchmarks outcomes, and is offered via correspondence or online. All participants are provided with a weekly half-hour session with a TESL-certified instructor. For more information on the LINC Home Study Program, download the program brochure here or contact the ANC's ESL Training Centre by phone at 726-6848...
December 18, 2014
The Board of Directors, staff, and clients of the ANC would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for their very generous donation of $1,000