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Program Staff


Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS) Specialist
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.

gabriela_thumbnailProject and Implementation Specialist (interim)
Gabriela Revak

Phone: (705) 743-0882 ext 235
Languages: English, Polish

The role of the Project Implementation Specialist for the Peterborough Partnership Council on Immigrant Integration is to facilitate the establishment of an English as a Second Language (ESL) steering committee. Gabriela is also responsible for delivering training in the Newcomer Integration Toolkit to the community and developing the skills of our Speakers Bureau members.

Gabriela was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada as a young child. Prior to moving to Peterborough in 2009, she worked for a decade in Alberta with the City of Calgary and several non-profit organizations.  Gabriela has a B.A in Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a BEd. from Trent University. Gabriela enjoys spending time with her family and meeting new people.

lianaOutreach & Community Assistant
Liana Honsinger

Phone: (705) 743-0882
Languages: English

Liana grew up in the countryside two hours away from Peterborough, but now calls Peterborough her second home.  She received her BA in International Development at Trent University and a graduate certificate in Project Management from Fleming College. She loves to travel and has worked with communities in Tanzania and Mexico. Her favourite part about working with the New Canadians Centre is the rich learning experience that diverse groups offer.