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Program Staff


Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS) Assessor
Andrea Heilingbrunner

Phone: (705)743-0882
Languages: English, French

Andrea is a certified Canadian Language Benchmarks assessor. She can provide a language assessment for you if you are entering the LINC Program.

Andrea lived, worked and volunteered in the French community in Quebec for many years before returning to Peterborough, her childhood home, in 2005. She has been working with the NCC since November 2007. She is also a certified ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher, and has been teaching ESL both in Quebec and Ontario since 2001. The New Canadians Centre is an ideal workplace for her because of her keen interest in people and their cultures, and because of her love of teaching language.

SAFO1 copyProject and Implementation Specialist
Safo Musta

Phone: (705) 743-0882 ext 234
Languages: English, Albanian, some Spanish

Safo is responsible for coordinating the various committees of the PPCII and for facilitating the Newcomer Advisory Group.

Safo is originally from Albania and has a law degree from the University of Tirana. She earned an LL.M. from Temple Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in US and a second LL.M. from Riga Graduate School of Law in Riga, Latvia. Before moving to Canada she served as Policy and Advocacy Specialist and Project Manager on several development projects in Kosovo. Safo shares a passion for traveling and writing. She is very excited to join the PPCII team.