Peterborough has officially been approved to receive government assisted refugees from April 2016 to March 2017! See In the News and Current Activities for details.
In early September 2015, the New Canadians Centre hosted a workshop on refugee sponsorship in response to a large number of inquiries from the public as to how they could assist with the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Since that time, the New Canadians Centre has taken the lead in coordinating the community’s response by facilitating communication, collaboration and connections between community organisations and members as we work to welcome both privately sponsored and government assisted refugees. This is community wide effort and response, and we gratefully thank the City of Peterborough, our community partners and the community as a whole for their support and assistance. The way ahead brings many challenges, but also many rewards.