Dear Friend of the New Canadians Centre,
I want to thank you for your kindness, compassion and the generosity you have demonstrated in supporting and welcoming newcomers to our community.
As many of you know, our Executive Director, Hajni Hos is leaving the New Canadians Centre. While we are sad to see Hajni go, we are grateful for the many gifts she has shared with us; her skill as a negotiator, wonderful sense of fun and adventure, humility, and remarkable ability to lead with both her head and her heart.
As we prepare to say goodbye to Hajni, we are reminded of the thousands of newcomers from more than 100 countries from around the world whose lives have been transformed with YOUR help. Because of YOU, programs and services like language development, skills building and employment are delivered at a level that goes beyond meeting newcomers’ basic needs.
Friends, won’t you join me and the NCC Family in making a gift to the New Canadians Centre’s #WeBelong Initiative in Hajni’s honour? With your help, the #WeBelong Initiative will support programs and activities that inspire and encourage a sense of belonging for newcomers.
Below is a message from Hajni:
I want to share a story with you about a newcomer named Sanjay.
He first came into my life when I was working as an employment counsellor at the New Canadians Centre. A newly-graduated engineer from India, I worked with my colleagues to help Sanjay find a job in his field of expertise here in Peterborough.
Talented and ambitious, Sanjay was so grateful to the NCC for providing employment counselling that went beyond the basic level.
After he got married in India, Sanjay came back to the NCC to show me pictures of his beautiful wife. “I’m going to sponsor her to come here. I want to raise our family in Peterborough.”
I will never forget Sanjay. Just like I will always remember at the heart of each success story is a team of dedicated people like YOU, who go above and beyond to ensure newcomers receive the support they need to learn a new language, build skills and secure employment.
We could not do this work without YOU.
With a full heart,
Hajni Hos, Executive Director
Please join us in continuing Hajni’s legacy of going above and beyond to provide more than the basic level of service for newcomers like Sanjay. Help us to ensure newcomers have the tools and the community connections that promote a sense of belonging, in order to achieve success.
With much gratitude,
Steve Kirton, Board Chair
To make a donation to support programs and activities that inspire and encourage a sense of belonging for newcomers please write #WeBelong in the memo line of your cheque or choose it in the drop-down for Canada Helps.
New Canadians Centre Peterborough
221 Romaine Street, Peterborough, ON, K9J 2C3