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March 21, 2016
On Monday, March 21, the Association for New Canadians celebrated Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. The day included a number of activities, including a Multicultural Forum centred on the theme “Everyone has a Story.” The forum provided attendees with an opportunity to hear the resettlement experiences of four newcomers with diverse backgrounds.
The event also included the unveiling of the ANC’s Welcome Home Poster Series, featuring portraits of newcomers highlighting their resettlement experiences, and the announcement of the young winners of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Logo Contest.
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March 20, 2016
About a hundred people in the Austin, Texas area knit and crocheted wool hats for Syrian refugees arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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March 19, 2016
On Saturday, March 19th, in celebration of Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in collaboration with the Spruce Hill Church Group, the ANC delivered a “Good Friends, Good Food” event for refugee women. The event provided participants with an opportunity to learn how to cook with local ingredients (e.g., blueberries, cod, etc.) and provided Canadian-born participants with a chance to learn how to prepare a number of traditional Syrian dishes. The final culminating activity involved the women from Spruce Hill Church and the Syrian women and their children spending the day together cooking, eating, learning from each other, and building a community that is stronger through diversity and inclusivity.
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March 17, 2016
The Association for New Canadians invites you to a celebration of Multiculturalism Week in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Monday, March 21st, 2016
- St. Pius X Parish Hall, Smithville Crescent
LIST OF ACTIVITIES
“Everyone has a Story”: A number of newcomers will share their inspiring stories of resettlement in Canada.
“Welcome Home”: A poster series featuring portraits of newcomers highlighting their resettlement experiences.
Logo Contest: Winners of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism Logo Contest will be revealed.
For more information, please contact Jon Price at:
Phone: (709) 579-9172
March 17, 2016
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17. Those in attendance enjoyed coffee, tea, a St. Patrick’s Day cake, and some musical performances by staff.
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March 09, 2016
On Wednesday, March 9th, the ANC hosted the first installment in a series of information workshops called “Your Community to Enjoy.” The event provided newly-arrived refugee families with presentations designed to expand upon the settlement services offered by the ANC, including information on the culture of safety, protection, and human rights in Canada, as well as the Education and Support for Employment (EASE) Program delivered by the ANC.
We would like to thank representatives from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Human Rights Commission, and Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for presenting at this event.
We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to:
• Johnson & Johnson for generously donating care packages containing various essentials (soap, shampoo, etc.) for each family in attendance; and,
• The Some Warm Welcome Project and the Bee Cave Public Library in Bee Cave, Texas, for providing over 100 hand-knitted items, all affixed with a "Welcome to Canada" message, for everyone in attendance.
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February 29, 2016
In February, participants in the ANC’s Women's Group went shopping at Value Village and Bulk Barn to get introduced (many for the first time) to some affordable shopping options in St. John’s. With over 40 participants, including new Syrian arrivals, this was our biggest Women’s Group event to date!
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February 27, 2016
The Association would like to extend a huge thanks to all of the volunteers that made our first open-house at our Donation Centre such a great success! Thanks to your efforts, newly-arrived Syrian refugee families had the opportunity to collect household items, clothing, and toys. We would also like to send a big thank-you to everyone who has donated items to us over the past several months – your generosity is certainly going a long way!
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February 25, 2016
On Thursday, February 25, participants in the ANC’s Young Adult's Group visited the Rabbittown Learner's Program to learn about their ABE Program and the requirements for completing Level 1
February 24, 2016
Clients attending the ANC’s ESL Training Centre have been learning all about prominent Black Canadians this week in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Black History Month! Through a fun and educational “Word Scramble” game, clients had an opportunity to learn about the contributions of a number of Black Canadians in our country’s history and, after the game was over, discussed their findings with their respective classes. Please click here to view photos from the week