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June 16, 2014
The Association for New Canadians’ hosted a "Soup’s On" event in order to raise funds to help support refugees worldwide. Students and staff prepared and sold lentil stew on Thursday, June 19, raising $200
to be donated to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). A big thank-you to everyone who came out to this event.
The ANC also hosted a Refugee Settlement Information Session on June 18th as part of the Refugee Week events. This information session highlighted the global refugee situation as well as the settlement process here in Newfoundland...
June 03, 2014
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre held a fundraiser in late May/early June in order to raise money to subsidize a bowling outing for the school. On June 3, students and staff visited Holiday Lanes in St. John's for a morning of bowling - a great time was had by all in attendance! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
May 26, 2014
Transportation Manager, Wayne Pearce, delivered a Transportation Orientation to newcomer students at the Association's ESL Training Centre on May 26, 2014. The orientation included a variety of information related to transportation services provided by the Association, including:
Transportation contact information;
Child safety, and proper use of safety equipment; and,
Seatbelts, car seats, boosters
May 14, 2014
The Association for New Canadians' Men's Group hosted a Community Kitchen event with the assistance of volunteers from Memorial University's School of Medicine. Participants made personal pizzas and salads 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
May 07, 2014
On May 7, 2014 the Association for New Canadians hosted its sixth annual Diversity Symposium. Dr. Rob Greenwood, Director of Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, set the stage for the Symposium by addressing the theme of Fueling Growth: Linking Immigration, Economic Development, and Diversity in Newfoundland and Labrador. In his keynote address, Mr. Ken Marshall, President - Atlantic Region at Rogers Communications Inc, discussed the business case for enhancing diversity, the positive effects of Rogers Diversity Program and related success stories, as well as the values and benefits of diversity in the workplace. Following his remarks, Mr. Marshall joined a panel of key stakeholders, including Sharon Horan, President, St. John's Board of Trade, and Deidre Ayre, Studio Head and Director, Other Ocean Group Canada Ltd., to discuss issues related to diversity in the workforce, attracting and retaining immigrants, and the important role that immigration can play in meeting the needs of businesses throughout the province. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event...
May 02, 2014
The Association for New Canadians' Women's Group hosted a sewing class on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, where participants learned how to sew table runners. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event
April 22, 2014
Do you represent a business in Newfoundland and Labrador? If so, the ANC would like to invite you to participate in an online Business Needs Assessment. The survey addresses a number of topics related to diversity, hiring immigrants, as well as the challenges immigrants may face when entering the provincial workforce. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes and your responses will remain completely anonymous.
Survey link: businessneedsassessment.questionpro.com
For more information on the 2014 Diversity Symposium, please visit: 2014 Diversity Symposium...
April 22, 2014
The ANC's annual Easter Camp celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by learning about the environment and the importance of recycling with Environmentalist Alex Allison! Everyone enjoyed pla...
March 21, 2014
With support from the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, AES, the Association for New Canadians hosted an "ANC Global Tour" event on Friday, March 21st, 2014 in honor of Canadian Multiculturalism Week 2014. For this public event, ANC clients created a series of information booths showcasing their particular culture and/or country of origin. Booths displayed the diversity of cultures represented throughout the St. John’s CMA and included historical and cultural information, art, traditional clothing, flags, music, and food. In addition, a talent and fashion show highlighted the unique artistic practices and traditional dress of the many diverse cultures represented throughout the St. John's CMA.
Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event...
March 18, 2014
On March 18th, the Association for New Canadians, in partnership with Enactus, the MUN Medical Gateway Program, and St. Mark’s Church, offered a Community Kitchen to 20 Women's Group participants. Everyone learned how to make pizza – a Canadian staple! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event