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New Canadians Centre Peterborough

Community Employment Resource Partnership (CERP) - Serving Peterborough and Area

Agency New Canadians Centre Peterborough
Phone (main) 705-743-0882
Phone (toll free)
Fax 705-743-6219
Address 221 Romaine Street
Peterborough, ON K9J 2C3
Mailing Address (as above)
Location Intersection between Romaine Street and Aylmer Street
Contact(s) Hajni Hos - Executive Director
Area Served Peterborough City and County; Cobourg, Port Hope, Lindsay
Languages of Service English, Spanish, French, Tagalog, Hungarian, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Ukrainian
Fees none
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible
Organization Type Not For Profit; registered charity
Service Description Settlement Services
Eligibility Refugees, Immigrants and New Canadian Citizens
List of Employment Services Settlement Services:
This includes Information and Referral; Interpretation and Translation; Employment Assistance; General Counselling; Immigration Counselling; Community Orientation

Free language Assessment through the LINC (Language Instruction for New Canadians) Program

LINC Home Study

Community Integration Program:  English, French and Spanish conversation classes; volunteers are matched with newcomers for social orientation in the community; social events and trips, friendly support in the first few months in Canada or in Peterborough.

Settlement Workers in Schools Program (SWIS):  a school based outreach program where support workers help immigrant children, youth and their families during their adjustment period to life in Canada. 

Assistance for Foreign-trained Professionals:  helping employers to recruit, hire and retain foreign trained professionals.  One on one consultation is provided to foreign trained professionals who are seeking assessment, evaluation and accreditation in their fields.

Community Outreach: organize events, group sessions, training on issues of racism, immigration and cross-cultural communication.  Work with local media to counter stereotypes and xenophobic attitudes.

Peterborough Immigration Partnership (PIP):  a partnership between more than 60 local organizations who work towards making Peterborough more welcoming of newcomers and refugees.  The PIP has created its second 5-year Strategic Plan for immigrant integration (2016-2021) and is working closely with partners to implement action plans.
Last Revised February ‚Äč7, 2018