News

24 Mar 2020

ANC’s work continues through COVID-19 crisis

Message from ANC Executive Director Megan Morris: In these very challenging times The Association for New Canadians remains committed to delivering the vital programs and services to support newcomer clients and other permanent residents as well as temporary residents across Newfoundland...Read more

24 May 2020

Sonia on Sunday: Childcare and Education System in NL

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="425"] Sonia Krajewska is the ANC's Community Settlement and Integration Counsellor (Permanent Residents).[/caption] Moving to a new country is always a challenge, but when you bring your children with you, it becomes even more tricky. Finding appropriate...Read more

17 May 2020

Sonia on Sundays: How to sponsor family members

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="425"] Sonia Krajewska is the ANC's Community Settlement and Integration Counsellor (Permanent Residents).[/caption] You made it! You are in Canada! It most likely took you some time and effort to get where you are but it’s a...Read more

12 May 2020

Fortis donation to help the Association for New Canadians reduce the digital divide for newcomers

A generous donation from the Fortis Community Matters Program will provide newcomer families in St. John’s with technology to help facilitate their access to on-line English as a Second Language (ESL) programming. “Technology is critical to ensuring we stay connected...Read more

08 May 2020

Sonia on Sundays: Becoming a driver in NL

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="425"] Sonia Krajewska is the ANC's Community Settlement and Integration Counsellor (Permanent Residents).[/caption] After arriving in Newfoundland and Labrador newcomers may realize that there aren’t many public transport options available. There is no tram, no trains, no...Read more

03 May 2020

Sonia on Sundays: Adopt a pet, improve your well-being and happiness

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="400"] Sonia Krajewska is the ANC's Community Settlement and Integration Counsellor (Permanent Residents).[/caption] Pets can certainly boost the mood of people, and they have a lot of benefits for our sense of well-being. Many recent studies show...Read more

28 Apr 2020

Dr. Bolu Ogunyemi: A Presentation on Leadership and Hard Work for Youth

"It is when we move from our comfort zone to our learning zone that we grow...leadership is a journey.' -- Dr. Bolu Ogunyemi Dr. Ogunyemi's online discussion for youth is almost here and we couldn't be more excited. He's got...Read more

26 Apr 2020

Sonia on Sundays: COVID-19 financial supports for permanent residents and citizens

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="450"] Sonia Krajewska is the ANC's Community Settlement and Integration Counsellor (Permanent Residents).[/caption] So many Canadians and permanent residents have been affected by COVID-19. Many people have lost their jobs and are experiencing a hard time making...Read more

19 Apr 2020

Sonia on Sunday: Importance of cultural diversity in a workplace

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="400"] ANC Community Settlement and Integration Counsellor (Permanent Residents) Sonia Krajewska[/caption] What is diversity, and why should we strive to promote and increase it in a workplace? Today I will discuss the importance of cultural variety within...Read more

12 Apr 2020

Sonia on Sundays: Buying your first home in NL

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="400"] Sonja Krajewska is the Community Settlement and Integration Counsellor (Permanent Residents) at the Association for New Canadians.[/caption] The song "Home, Sweet Home" is from the 1823 opera Clari, or the Maid of Milan. The lyrics say,...Read more

05 Apr 2020

Sonia on Sunday: Private Sponsorship of Refugees

[caption id="attachment_15258" align="alignright" width="204"] Sonia Krajewska[/caption] According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide and that number includes 25.9 million refugees. A refugee is a displaced person who was forced to...Read more