News or News Item
July 07, 2016
The Association for New Canadians was delighted to welcome the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and the Honorable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills to our ESL Training Centre this morning to sign the first Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Immigration Agreement. The ANC was also pleased to welcome Member of Parliament for St. John's East, Nick Whalen, who accompanied the Ministers on their visit. All guests had the opportunity to tour the facility, meet staff, and liaise with students, many of whom took the opportunity to personally thank the Ministers for their new life in Canada...
July 05, 2016
ANC Congratulates Tilak Chawan, 2016 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award Winner
The ANC would like to extend sincere congratulations to our employee, Tilak Chawan, who was recently named an RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winner! A panel of judges selected 75 nominees from over 600 applicants and Tilak was among those who were chosen following two rounds of public voting. The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award is a peoples’ choice honour that recognizes inspirational immigrants who have come to Canada, achieved success, and have had a positive impact on their community.
This award is certainly well-deserved given the success Tilak has had since coming to Canada in 2012. The contribution he has made to adolescent refugees, through his work as a Settlement Workers in the School (SWIS) Counsellor, has been especially inspiring. Please join us in congratulating Tilak on receiving this prestigious award!
For more information on the 2016 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, please click here...
June 29, 2016
The Read to Ride Program hosted a ceremony at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre on June 29. A student from each LINC level was randomly drawn and awarded a bicycle and helmet for taking part in a reading project.
A big thanks to David D'Entremont and everyone at Read to Ride who helped facilitate this event and for helping newcomers to the province access reliable transportation for more than 10 years!
Click here to see pictures from the day
June 29, 2016
Need to complete volunteer hours this summer? Join the ANC's Summer Camp Program!
E-mail Amy at email@example.com for more information.
You must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer with this program
June 28, 2016
A sincere thanks once again to Nancy Sohi and her team of dedicated volunteers for dropping by the ANC’s ESL Training Centre last Tuesday evening as part of the RBC Day of Service
June 28, 2016
The Association for New Canadians will be hosting its 4th annual Multicultural Family Sports Day to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day. This event will be held at Wishingwell Park in St. John’s and will include a variety of family-oriented games, sports, as well as snacks, refreshments, and hot dogs for lunch.
Check out the Facebook event here
June 25, 2016
Last weekend, participants in the ANC’s Youth Group visited Bannerman Park in recognition of St. John's Days Celebrations and to celebrate the end of the school year. Have a safe and enjoyable summer break, everyone!
Click here to see photos from the day
June 24, 2016
The ANC would like to express our sincere thanks to the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador who have so generously contributed to our Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund.
This fund has been established to support those who wish to sponsor a family member, friend or loved one, but who do not have the financial resources to do so. The fund will also be used to assist Co-Sponsors with their efforts to meet the demands of sponsorship. All funds in this trust go directly towards costs of sponsoring a refugee/refugee family in Newfoundland and Labrador.
As of June 24, 2016, community members have donated a total of $109,856 to our Private Sponsorship of Refugees Fund!
We are also pleased to announce that as of June 24, 2016, a total of $627,596 has been raised by community groups who have decided to go forward with private sponsorships!
If you would like more information on sponsoring a refugee or donating to our sponsorship fund, please contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org...
June 24, 2016
The Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is giving a grant of $25,000 to establish an emergency fund for Syrian refugee families in the province.
Read the full story from VOCM here
June 23, 2016
As part of Refugee Week 2016, students and staff attending the ANC’s ESL Training Centre enjoyed a Scavenger Hunt. Clients searched the historical downtown neighborhood of St. John’s, learning about various points of interest and historical landmarks