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November 23, 2015
Check out the CBC’s story on how public libraries in St. John’s are becoming more culturally-inclusive as part of the Welcome Project!
As Co-Chair of the St. John’s Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), the Association for New Canadians would like to thank the McConnell Family Foundation and Municipalities NL for supporting this valuable initiative.
Click here to read the article
November 19, 2015
"From one refugee to another: What you need to know about Canada"
Remzi Cej came to Canada in 2000 as a teenager, after fleeing Kosovo with his family. He is a Rhodes scholar and chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission.
Click here to read his story
November 16, 2015
On Monday, November 16th, the Association for New Canadians co-hosted a Canadian Race Relations "Our Canada" workshop as part of a Canada-wide initiative.
The "Our Canada" full-day workshop, directed toward professionals who are leading diversity and inclusion initiatives, was designed to build knowledge of faith-related situations in the workplace or community and increase the ability of stakeholders to manage situations arising out of conflicting religious practices and cultural values.
The event was at full capacity and included leaders from faith-based organizations, various human resources managers, and stakeholders in the not-for-profit sector...
November 13, 2015
On Friday, November 13th, clients and staff of the Association for New Canadians attended the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Christmas Craft Fair. Everyone in attendance was given an opportunity to view an array of crafts by professional craft makers and designers from all over the province.
The Association would like to sincerely thank Anne Manuel, Executive Director of the Craft Council for inviting our clients to attend the event for free! Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the day...
November 12, 2015
On Thursday, November 12th, Bhutanese clients of the Association for New Canadians treated fellow clients, staff, volunteers and other community members to a Deepawali celebration at the ANC’s ESL Training Centre.
Everyone in attendance enjoyed a number of traditional dances, singing, delicious food, and even some comedy! In addition, staff of the Association were presented with traditional scarves as a sign of respect by the Bhutanese clients. Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the celebration...
November 06, 2015
The Association for New Canadians would like to sincerely thank the Rotary Club of St. John's for so generously donating 6 pallets of clothing and other items for our clients
November 02, 2015
On Monday, November 2, 2015, the Association for New Canadians hosted a Clothing Market for clients at its ESL Training Centre. Everyone in attendance was given the opportunity to choose from an array of clothes and other items that were donated to the Association by extremely generous community members – we were even given some homemade items, including mittens and hats just in time for winter. On behalf of the many clients that we serve, the ANC would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone that contributed! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event...
October 30, 2015
On Wednesday, October 7, Premier Paul Davis officially launched the Express Entry Skilled Worker Category, under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). As part of the announcement, the Association was pleased to welcome, among others, the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills to its AXIS Career Services Centre. Under this new immigration category, 550 annual Express Entry nominations will be added to an additional 500 annual nominations under the existing PNP, helping to meet the goals of the province’s new population growth strategy: Live Here, Work Here, Belong Here, A Population Growth Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador, 2015-2025...
October 29, 2015
The Association for New Canadians held a number of activities this week in celebration of Halloween. First, on Wednesday, October 28, clients of the Association’s ESL Training Centre carved pumpkins for a pumpkin carving contest.
In addition, on Thursday, October 29, children from the Association’s International Friends Daycare Centre went trick-or-treating around the ESL Training Centre to show off their great costumes. To finish off the day, clients and staff took part in a sing along (including some jingles to get ready for Christmas), voted for their favorite pumpkin, and enjoyed some Halloween cake and snacks. Congratulations to the LINC Level 5 class for carving the best pumpkin! Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the week...
October 28, 2015
On October 28th, the Association for New Canadians' Women's Group partnered with St. Mark's Anglican Church, the MUN Medical Gateway Program, and the MUN School of Pharmacy to offer an evening of cooking and learning. Participants made healthy pumpkin spice muffins, roasted pumpkin seeds, and were provided with tips on how to eat healthy on a budget thanks to the Pharmacy students in attendance. At the end of the evening, everyone received a loot-bag filled with the ingredients required to make their own muffins at home. A big thanks to St. Mark's, the MUN Medical Gateway Program, the MUN Pharmacy Class, and Sobeys Howley Estates for making this event a success! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event...