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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
December 17, 2014
We would like to send a big thank you to The Narrows Club, a division of the Progress Club of St. John's, who dropped by the ANC's ESL Training Centre today with a very generous donation of grocery gift cards and winter coats for our newcomer clients! If you are interested in learning more about the Narrows Club and the great work they do, visit their facebook page here
December 17, 2014
The Association for New Canadians' Women's Group hosted a Christmas Party on December 17, 2014. Participants made Christmas cookies, played some games, and were delighted to welcome the 1st Paradise Scouts who generously collected and delivered toys to those who attended the event. A big THANK-YOU to all of the Scout participants and volunteers who helped put a smile on these parents during the holiday season. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event
December 10, 2014
On Wednesday, December 10, representatives from the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission delivered a presentation on human rights to CLB Level 4, 5, and 6 classes in recognition of Human Rights Day. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session. In preparation for the event, students from all classes at the ESL Training Centre (Foundation A to Level 6) wrote a one-sentence definition of what human rights means to them. The definitions, written on brightly-coloured slips of paper, were used to make a colourful 'wall of human rights' display...
December 05, 2014
On Friday, December 5, the Association for New Canadians, with support from the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, hosted a Newcomer Youth Leadership and Careers in the Applied Sciences conference. The event provided over 30 newcomer youth with an opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive workshops, including demonstrations by Suncor, College of the North Atlantic, Academy Canada, as well as a number of faculties from Memorial University. All youth in attendance were given complimentary lab coats and goggles to take home and, at the end of the day, participated in a bridge building contest for some great prizes! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event...
November 27, 2014
The Rotaract Club of St. John's will be hosting a Coffee House fundraiser on Thursday, November 27th from 6:00-9:30 at Coffee & Company located at 204 Water Street. Funds raised will be used to support the Annual ANC Children's Christmas Party
November 26, 2014
On Wednesday, November 26, the ANC’s Newcomer Conversation Class took things on the road with a Neighborhood Tour of the local community
November 25, 2014
The Association for New Canadians' Women's Group hosted a Community Kitchen event with the assistance of volunteers from Memorial University's School of Medicine. Participants made hamburgers, meatless burgers, and had the opportunity to speak with volunteers about their experiences with food and cooking in their countries of origin, as well as since their arrival in Canada. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event