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June 19, 2016
Now in its fifth year, the Syrian conflict has displaced millions of refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries. There are a number of ways for members of the public to help as Newfoundland and Labrador prepares to receive and resettle Syrian refugees.
If you would like to more information on the ways you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Become a Co-Sponsor
In 2014, the Association for New Canadians was designated as a Sponsorship Agreement Holder by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This designation allows the organization to coordinate the private sponsorship of refugees to the province. As part of this Program, individuals and groups in the community (“Co-Sponsors”) are able to partner with the Association to help sponsor refugees overseas.
As a Co-Sponsor, individuals and groups commit to providing 6 to 12 months of financial support to the refugee(s), as well as day-to-day settlement support during their first year in Canada.
The ANC has numerous ways in which you can volunteer to support the settlement and integration of newcomers in Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information on volunteer opportunities with the ANC, please contact email@example.com.
The Association is welcoming any leads from the public regarding available housing for refugees arriving in the province. If you have an apartment or house that you would be willing to offer please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association is welcoming any leads on potential interpreters to assist refugees as they navigate their new community while learning English. If you are interested in becoming an interpreter please email email@example.com.
All donations to the ANC’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund are tax-deductible, and all funds raised will be used to support local efforts to privately sponsor refugees.
Donations can be made in-person at our Main Office located at 144 Military Road, via PayPal on the ANC's website at www.ancnl.ca, or by mail to:
Association for New Canadians
144 Military Road
St. John's NL
You can also donate to a number of organizations to support their efforts in assisting refugees, including the UNHCR (www.unhcr.ca), the Canadian Red Cross (www.redcross.ca), World Vision (www.worldvision.ca), Oxfam (www.oxfam.ca), and War Child (www.warchild.ca).
For answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the private sponsorship of refugees, please read our FAQ here.
To view a PowerPoint presentation on the private sponsorship of refugees, please click here.
For more information on privately sponsoring Syrian refugees, please click here.
For details on the roles and responsibilities of Co-Sponsors and the ANC, please read our Info Sheet here.
The Association for New Canadians would like to thank the public for their continued generosity in supporting refugees in the province, including donations to its Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund...
June 15, 2016
We would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone at Newfound Cabs who helped facilitate a very generous donation of 100 $5 gift certificates for clients of the Association for New Canadians! If you n...
June 07, 2016
In the coming months, the ANC will be revising its website (www.ancnl.ca) with the goal of improving information on its programs and services for clients, stakeholders, and other community members. With this in mind, please take a minute to answer these 9 short questions on how to improve the website
June 06, 2016
The ANC is seeking donations of gently-used sports equipment for an event for newcomer families in June. Specifically, we are looking for:
Please drop off your donations to the ANC's Main Office located at 144 Military Road or the ANC's ESL Training Centre at 10 Smithville Crescent.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Jon Price at (709) 579-9172...
June 03, 2016
On Friday, June 3rd, clients attending the ANC’s ESL Training Centre participated in a Container Gardening Workshop with Lester's Farm Market. Participants had the opportunity to learn how to plant a number of common herbs and vegetables to take home and enjoy with their families. The event was very popular and we would like to sincerely thank Susan with Lester’s Farm Market for delivering a great workshop!
Please click here to view pictures from the workshop
May 29, 2016
At a recent Association for New Canadians event, photographer Andrew Edwards captured dozens of portraits of new residents of this province.
Each told the association why they love their new country
May 24, 2016
After surviving their first winter on the west coast of Newfoundland, Mohammed Almaidani, his wife and two infant children are settled into their new home in Corner Brook, and picking up life where it left off for the refugee family.
In his early 30s, Almaidani has 17 years experience as a barber, and it didn't take long for him to get back behind the chair in his new home town.
Read the full story from CBC here
May 20, 2016
The Association would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for visiting our ESL Training Centre today for a Meet and Greet with our clients and staff. Everyone was thrilled to meet your representatives and had a fantastic time checking out some of your patrol cars and horses from the Mounted Unit!
Please click here to view pictures from the day
May 17, 2016
The ANC would like to send our sincerest thanks to Computers for Schools for donating over 50 computers to our newly-arrived Syrian refugee families. Your generosity and hard work is very much appreciated
May 15, 2016
The ANC is delighted to partner with the Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador to provide a team of four individuals (ages 16-30) with the opportunity to learn about different cultural practices and skills from around the world. As part of this project, students will engage various newcomers in order to exchange knowledge related to gardening, painting, and craft-making