For the first time in her life, Hayja can look to the future. Just over a year ago, she fled Iraq with her mother and her sister.
Hayja and her family dreamed of a better life.
Because of you, they have found it in Peterborough.
Hayja and her family received essential settlement service support from the front line staff at the New Canadians Centre.
The on-going support Hayja receives empowers her to achieve academic success.
Hayja dreams of one day becoming a nurse.
With your help, she can achieve that goal.
You have the power to help Hayja and close to 1200 newcomers a year receive the support, cultural and community connections government funding does not provide
2016 continues to be an exceptional year. As of November 10, close to 140 government-sponsored Syrian refugees have resettled in Peterborough. By the end of December, an additional 75 will arrive, hoping to rebuild their lives.
That means a 30% increase in the number of clients the New Canadians Centre serves annually.
We can’t do it without you.
Today, with your donation, you can support a young woman like Hayja. Today, you can help a newcomer call Peterborough home.
Please give generously. So many people are counting on us.
P.S. Because of your generosity, Hayja wants to give back to her community. “I am so grateful to all of the people who have helped me. I am volunteering at the New Canadians Centre and helping Syrian families feel welcome and supported. Just like I was.” Won’t you join Hayja in giving to the New Canadians Centre. When making a gift to charity this holiday season, please consider helping a newcomer call Peterborough home.
With your gift, you will receive:
- Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting
- 1 year’s free access to non-ticketed NCC programs & events *free for NCC clients; applies to community members only*
- Early Bird pricing for our annual "One Night in ..." Gala
Please leave us your telephone or email address so that we can ensure we thank you promptly for your generosity.
Should you choose to make a donation in honour or celebration of someone, please include their contact details so that we can send them a personalised gift card in the mail.
We are a Member Agency of the United Way of Peterborough & District.
What People Are Saying
"For the first time, someone called me by name, not by my number." "
— Syrian Newcomer