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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
November 17, 2014
The VOCM Coats for Kids Campaign visited the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Thanks to very generous donations from community members, local business, and schools, clients at the ANC had the opportunity to outfit their children with appropriate clothing for the winter season. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
November 03, 2014
On Monday, November 3rd, 2014, 18 women participated in the monthly ANC Women's Group Session. This session included a tour of the historic Government House, where participants learned about the property and its history. Afterwards was a tour of the Basilica Church in downtown St. John's. A special thanks to our wonderful tour guides, Mr. Noel and Ms. Carew, for their time, patience, and wealth of knowledge. Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
October 23, 2014
Join us to learn more about the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program!
Topics will include:
• Eligibility assessment – identifying a case to sponsor
• Completing refugee application forms & processing timelines
• Overseas processing & mission-specific updates
• Working with Co-Sponsors & sponsoring family linked cases
• Blended Visa Office-Referred (VOR) Program
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Association for New Canadians ESL Training Centre (located on Smithville Crescent next to St. Pat's Mercy Home)
To register, please contact Ken Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org before October 21, 2014...
October 22, 2014
The Association for New Canadian’s Newcomer Conversation Class took things outside the classroom on Wednesday, October 22. Participants took part in a Sobey’s Taste & Learn Class to talk about nutrition, cooking, and to sample various items including homemade granola, pumpkin and apple soup, and apple butter. A big thanks to facilitator and dietician Susan Rideout for such a great class! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
October 16, 2014
United Way Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a new poster series profiling individuals who have benefited as a result of United Way Funding. Tilak Chawan, current employee (and former client) of the Association for New Canadians was selected to be profiled as part of this series! Congratulations Tilak!
All posters in the series (5 in total) will be revealed on the United Way's facebook and Twitter pages. Visit the United Way NL website at nl.unitedway.ca/stories to view Tilak's full story, and the stories of other individuals featured in the poster series...