We see PEI as a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive community that supports newcomers as full members of society and values their contributions.
The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada brings people and communities together by providing settlement services and fostering inclusion and integration.
About Our Charity
PEI ANC offers services to newcomers in partnership with many agencies, government departments, and community organizations on PEI.
Settlement services are offered to clients in an inclusive manner, respectful of the diversity of backgrounds and cultures. We promote the advancement and full and active integration of newcomers into PEI and Canadian life. Staff develop and collaborate with community partners on initiatives to support immigrant inclusion.
PEI ANC works to increase the capacity of PEI communities to welcome, understand, respect, and celebrate newcomers of all ages.
Donations to PEI ANC are directed to urgent needs of refugee families, recent immigrants, and special programming. You also have the option to direct your donation to refugee Syrian families arriving on PEI.
What People Are Saying
" All of our graduates will be working with culturally diverse clients, patients, groups and communities. The education and outreach provided by the multicultural educators from PEI ANC are invaluable. Students have repeatedly commented that these sessions make them think about cultural issues. "
— Professor Jennifer Taylor, Foods and Nutrition program, Department of
"Working in partnership with the PEI ANC transformed our project [Family Fun Day]. We were able to create an action plan that fit the immigrant and newcomer population, raised awareness among women and girls about resources available, and among service providers about the needs of the community."
— Kirstin Lund - Justice Options for Women’s Project Manager
"As the nurse practitioner at the clinic [CHANCES Family Centre] I have been very impressed by the level of commitment and support shown by the Association and the resettlement case workers. Their assistance has greatly improved the care that I am able to provide to families new to PEI."
— Mary Catherine Connolly, RN, NM, NP
"I can breathe here. I feel peaceful, I have space to think, I can write. And so I ask myself, ‘how can I use my potential to add value here? What can I offer this Island?'"
— Helena Emami - Recent Immigrant to PEI