ANNUAL GENERAL REPORT2011-2012New Canadians Centre
Our Year in Review
Where do our New Clients Come From? Afghanistan              Ethiopia              Malaysia      Somalia Albania          ...
Most Commonly-Spoken Languages   English   Spanish   Tagalog   Gujarati   Mandarin   Korean   Arabic   Somali   A...
Our Clients      Immigration Class       Number of Clients     Family Class                  168     Economic Class       ...
Settlement ProgramsProviding information and assistance throughone-on-one and group information sessions
2011-2012 in Numbers: Settlement           323 new clients         454 returning clients           856 total visits
Language Programs Assessments completed for    LANGUAGE  Language Instruction for     ASSESSMENT  Newcomers to Canada (LI...
Language Programs                     Dave Loftus taught English Pronunciation                                Susan Lawren...
Groups & Programs included:                                                                 Peterborough                  ...
Community ConnectionsIntroducing new Canadians to local volunteers andother exciting social and educational opportunities
2011-2012 in NumbersCommunity Connections   89 volunteers   3580 volunteer hours   (   480 days of work!)   26  clients...
Community Connections: Highlights              Hockey Night with the PetesA quick tour of the arena and lesson about the r...
Community Connections: Highlights            Trip to Lakefield Curling ClubRelaxing table-top curling for the young ones b...
Community Connections: Highlights                   OFAH Fishing Event A delicious pancake breakfast to start the day and ...
Community Connections: Highlights            Citizenship Ceremony   Peterborough’s first ceremony in 15 years
Community Connections: Highlights   Square Dancing in Norwood      Maple Sugar Bush        Other trips, tours and activiti...
Itinerant ServicesOur Cobourg office provides support tonewcomers in Northumberland County
Cobourg Programs and Events   Trip to Sandy Flat Sugar Bush   Employment Workshops with Watton Employment   English Con...
Cobourg Programs and Events   Workshop on “Building A Welcoming Community”
Migrant Worker ProjectDinner organised for workers from Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad &   Tobago and Guatemala where they rece...
Welcome Dinner for Migrant Workers
Medical Services for Migrant Workers    4 walk-in clinics organised in partnership with Port     Hope Community Health Ce...
Many Thanks to Our        Cobourg Community Partners   Cobourg Public Library             Salvation Army Cobourg   Coun...
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)School-based outreach program serving 290clients (70 families) in 2011-2012
SWIS Programs – Kids Club  Held on PA Days  Children socialise playing games and doing crafts  Parents participate in i...
SWIS Programs – Youth Group   Volunteers: Liane Loucks and Gerard Valles                   Homework first …
SWIS Programs – Youth Group          Then fun fun fun!
SWIS Programs – Sports Day
SWIS Programs     Summer Family Literacy Program     Parents enjoy free time in the library or             at the TEKdesk ...
Other SWIS EventsSummer Picnic at the ZooHigh School OrientationElementary School OrientationParent Talk on Drug Awareness...
Workplace Integration CentreAssists employers in attracting, hiring and retaininginternationally-trained professionals
   Funded primarily by the Global Experience @    Work program from the Ontario Chamber of    Commerce   Funding receive...
Assisted213                                          Worked withinternationally-     trained                              ...
OutreachEvents, Speakers Bureau and Fundraising
Speakers Bureau   Our partnership with Peterborough Toastmasters for    training in public speaking and presentation skil...
Fundraising   NCC staff pitched in with monthly fundraising    projects which included a BBQ, garage sale, raffle    for ...
Community Events - HighlightsOne World Dinner co-organised with Jamaican Self-Help and               Kawartha World Issues...
Community Events - Highlights  Team NCC helping out at the Habitat for Humanity               740 Jane Street Project
Community Events – Canada Day
Community Events – Canada Day
Peterborough Partnership Councilon Immigrant Integration
PPCII Membership   147 members (63 organisational members)   Some of our new members:
PPCII Activities - Highlights  Launch of the Integration Strategy Action Plan
PPCII Activities - Highlights                        Launch of the                         “Multicultural                 ...
PPCII Activities - Highlights  Participation in the Caribbean Street Festival
PPCII Activities - HighlightsHosting a Women’s Business   Strategic Planning Session  Network Spotlight Event
“Together We Prosper”Conference   Explored the benefits of and tools for integrating    newcomers   Topics included:    ...
“Together We Prosper”Conference For the first time, the conference keynote address    delivered by a newcomer to Peterboro...
Coming up for the PPCII   Creation of an ESL Steering Committee to address    gaps in English Language Training in the   ...
Thank You …
Our Funders          Individual Donors            & Fundraising
Thank You to Our Community PartnersAlternatives                                                 Ontario Ministry of Citize...
Many Thanks to the NCC Board                       Mary Ladky                      Cath D’Amico                  Gabriele ...
A Fond Farewell and Many Thanks toZiysah Markson                             Melissa                     Mary Kapron      ...
Many Thanks toOur Awesome Volunteers
Placement & Summer StudentsFleming College                Canada World Youth   Parmjit Sohal               Vincent Poiri...
Team NCC
From the Bottom of our HeartsMaraming salamat                ‫شكرا‬                            Muchas Gracias           Th...
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AGM 2012 Report

  1. 1. ANNUAL GENERAL REPORT2011-2012New Canadians Centre
  2. 2. Our Year in Review
  3. 3. Where do our New Clients Come From? Afghanistan Ethiopia Malaysia Somalia Albania France Malta South Africa Angola Germany Mexico Spain Argentina Ghana Nepal Sri Lanka Australia Grenada Netherlands St. Lucia Bangladesh Guadeloupe (France) New Zealand Sweden Belarus Guinea Nigeria Syria Brazil Hungary Pakistan Taiwan British Virgin Islands India Peru Thailand Cambodia Iran Philippines Trinidad and Tobago Cameron Iraq Poland Turkey Chile Ireland Portugal UK China Italy Qatar U.S.A. Colombia Costa Rica Ivory Coast Japan Republic of Guyana 75 Uganda Ukraine countries!
  4. 4. Most Commonly-Spoken Languages English Spanish Tagalog Gujarati Mandarin Korean Arabic Somali Albanian
  5. 5. Our Clients Immigration Class Number of Clients Family Class 168 Economic Class 110 Convention Refugees 65 Canadian Citizens 121 Workers 37 Temporary Residents 73 International Students 89 Live-in Caregivers 31 Refugee Claimants 26 Intent to Land 12 Other 12 Total 777
  6. 6. Settlement ProgramsProviding information and assistance throughone-on-one and group information sessions
  7. 7. 2011-2012 in Numbers: Settlement 323 new clients 454 returning clients 856 total visits
  8. 8. Language Programs Assessments completed for LANGUAGE Language Instruction for ASSESSMENT Newcomers to Canada (LINC) CENTRE Program at Fleming College 54 new clients assessed Language Assessor: Andrea Heilingbrunner
  9. 9. Language Programs Dave Loftus taught English Pronunciation Susan Lawrence taught Advanced English and co-taught the Citizenship Course with Margaret Higgins Bruce Taylor taught Basic,Intermediate and Advanced ESL Diane Cancilla and Peter van Katwijkfacilitated the English conversation groups
  10. 10. Groups & Programs included: Peterborough Parent-Child Mother Goose ProgramInformation Session for Live-In CaregiversWomen’s Group facilitated by Income Tax Workshops with Forest LiEvangelina Rodriguez and Rosie Salcido
  11. 11. Community ConnectionsIntroducing new Canadians to local volunteers andother exciting social and educational opportunities
  12. 12. 2011-2012 in NumbersCommunity Connections  89 volunteers  3580 volunteer hours ( 480 days of work!)  26 clients matched for tutoring  242 group sessions  3989 newcomer attendees
  13. 13. Community Connections: Highlights Hockey Night with the PetesA quick tour of the arena and lesson about the rules of the game from Jason, then – Game On!
  14. 14. Community Connections: Highlights Trip to Lakefield Curling ClubRelaxing table-top curling for the young ones but it was “Hurrrrry! Sweeeep!” on the ice
  15. 15. Community Connections: Highlights OFAH Fishing Event A delicious pancake breakfast to start the day and then fun times at the OFAH Shimano Fish Pond
  16. 16. Community Connections: Highlights Citizenship Ceremony Peterborough’s first ceremony in 15 years
  17. 17. Community Connections: Highlights Square Dancing in Norwood Maple Sugar Bush Other trips, tours and activities included: Ottawa Tulip Festival Toronto Zoo AppleFestFrench and Spanish Conversation Circles World Kitchens
  18. 18. Itinerant ServicesOur Cobourg office provides support tonewcomers in Northumberland County
  19. 19. Cobourg Programs and Events Trip to Sandy Flat Sugar Bush Employment Workshops with Watton Employment English Conversation Circle Women’s Group
  20. 20. Cobourg Programs and Events Workshop on “Building A Welcoming Community”
  21. 21. Migrant Worker ProjectDinner organised for workers from Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala where they received the Welcome Book and reusable waterbottles
  22. 22. Welcome Dinner for Migrant Workers
  23. 23. Medical Services for Migrant Workers  4 walk-in clinics organised in partnership with Port Hope Community Health Centre  Workers were able to access free and confidential health services in the evening
  24. 24. Many Thanks to Our Cobourg Community Partners Cobourg Public Library  Salvation Army Cobourg County of Northumberland  The Read Centre Family Law Information Centre  Town of Cobourg Municipal Fellowship Baptist Church Office Horizons of Friendship  Trinity United Church – Cobourg Lloyd & Associates  Watton Employment Services Neighbour Link  YMCA Northumberland Northumberland United Way Port Hope Community Health Centre Quid Novis Immigration Services
  25. 25. Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS)School-based outreach program serving 290clients (70 families) in 2011-2012
  26. 26. SWIS Programs – Kids Club  Held on PA Days  Children socialise playing games and doing crafts  Parents participate in information sessions
  27. 27. SWIS Programs – Youth Group Volunteers: Liane Loucks and Gerard Valles Homework first …
  28. 28. SWIS Programs – Youth Group Then fun fun fun!
  29. 29. SWIS Programs – Sports Day
  30. 30. SWIS Programs Summer Family Literacy Program Parents enjoy free time in the library or at the TEKdesk computer lab Children engaged in stories, games and crafts
  31. 31. Other SWIS EventsSummer Picnic at the ZooHigh School OrientationElementary School OrientationParent Talk on Drug AwarenessSt. Mary’s High School Welcome to Canada DinnerChinese New Year Celebration at PCVS
  32. 32. Workplace Integration CentreAssists employers in attracting, hiring and retaininginternationally-trained professionals
  33. 33.  Funded primarily by the Global Experience @ Work program from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Funding received through a local partnership with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Additional funding for the mentorship program from ALLIES, through Maytree
  34. 34. Assisted213 Worked withinternationally- trained 360 employers professionals Created47 jobs, and impacted 47 lives and families
  35. 35. OutreachEvents, Speakers Bureau and Fundraising
  36. 36. Speakers Bureau Our partnership with Peterborough Toastmasters for training in public speaking and presentation skills continues to be popular with NCC clients and the community
  37. 37. Fundraising NCC staff pitched in with monthly fundraising projects which included a BBQ, garage sale, raffle for mystery box and the “Around the World in 12 Cakes” calendar
  38. 38. Community Events - HighlightsOne World Dinner co-organised with Jamaican Self-Help and Kawartha World Issues Centre
  39. 39. Community Events - Highlights Team NCC helping out at the Habitat for Humanity 740 Jane Street Project
  40. 40. Community Events – Canada Day
  41. 41. Community Events – Canada Day
  42. 42. Peterborough Partnership Councilon Immigrant Integration
  43. 43. PPCII Membership 147 members (63 organisational members) Some of our new members:
  44. 44. PPCII Activities - Highlights Launch of the Integration Strategy Action Plan
  45. 45. PPCII Activities - Highlights Launch of the “Multicultural Organisations In Peterborough” Guide and Map
  46. 46. PPCII Activities - Highlights Participation in the Caribbean Street Festival
  47. 47. PPCII Activities - HighlightsHosting a Women’s Business Strategic Planning Session Network Spotlight Event
  48. 48. “Together We Prosper”Conference Explored the benefits of and tools for integrating newcomers Topics included:  Diversity,Creativity and the Economy  Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace  Newcomer Mental Health  Engaging Newcomer Youth
  49. 49. “Together We Prosper”Conference For the first time, the conference keynote address delivered by a newcomer to Peterborough, Naser Miftari from Albania
  50. 50. Coming up for the PPCII Creation of an ESL Steering Committee to address gaps in English Language Training in the Peterborough area. Implementing a series of training workshops focused on immigrant integration Continuing to deliver and improve upon the Newcomer Integration Toolkit Begin measuring how successful we have been at achieving our goals
  51. 51. Thank You …
  52. 52. Our Funders Individual Donors & Fundraising
  53. 53. Thank You to Our Community PartnersAlternatives Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and ImmigrationCanadian Mental Health Association Ontario Province Police Peterborough CountyCarmela Valles (Immigration Services) Ontario WorksCasa Maria Refugee Homes Office of Member of the ParliamentCity of Peterborough Peterborough Art GalleryCommunity Innovation and Opportunity Network (COIN) Peterborough Chamber of CommerceCobourg Public Library Peterborough Collegiate Vocational SchoolCommunity Counseling & Resource Centre Peterborough Community Legal CentreCommunity Opportunity & Innovation Network (COIN) Peterborough Family Resource CentreDrive Test Examination Peterborough Fire/Police/EMSEmployment Planning & Counseling Peterborough Peterborough City County Health UnitFront Line Services Network Peterborough MosqueFrontier College Peterborough PetesGreater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Peterborough Public LibraryGreater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation Peterborough Regional Health CentreHabitat for Humanity Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School BoardJamaican Self Help Peterborough Youth CommissionJohn Howard Society Peterborough Youth ServicesKawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Rotary ClubKawartha-Halliburton Children’s Aid Society Rural Outreach CommitteeKinark Child and Family Services Salvation ArmyKiwanas Club Sir Sandford Fleming CollegeLegal Aid Trent UniversityLiteracy Ontario Central South Trent Centre for Community-Based EducationMinistry of Community and Social Services Trent Valley Literacy AssociationMinistry of Community Safety and Correctional Services Tri County Support ServicesMe to We United Way of Peterborough and DistrictNorthern Lights Canada Workforce Development BoardOntario Federation of Anglers and Hunters YMCA Northumberland YMCA Peterborough
  54. 54. Many Thanks to the NCC Board Mary Ladky Cath D’Amico Gabriele Zeh-Abramsky Chanda Kaziya Janet Hunter Javier Bravo Linda Wong Mary Breen Sheila Nabigon-Howlett
  55. 55. A Fond Farewell and Many Thanks toZiysah Markson Melissa Mary Kapron Sharpe-Harrigan Ralph Colley Maryam Monsef
  56. 56. Many Thanks toOur Awesome Volunteers
  57. 57. Placement & Summer StudentsFleming College Canada World Youth Parmjit Sohal  Vincent Poirier  Caroline Wilbard MgayaTrent Centre for Queen’s University Education Program Community-Based Education  Laura Burt Chanel Christophe  Christina Richards Natalie Guttormssom Trent University John Horrox  Travis Kendall Erika Tataw  Miranda Hinton Berger PPCII Summer Student  Nuruddin Qorane
  58. 58. Team NCC
  59. 59. From the Bottom of our HeartsMaraming salamat ‫شكرا‬ Muchas Gracias Thank YouMahad Sanid ‫آپ کا شکریہ‬ Merci

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