Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS) Specialist
Languages: English and 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.
Project and Implementation Specialist (interim)
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.
Olga was born in Russia and came to Canada in June 2005. She was granted BA equivalency from University of Toronto, and also received the Career and Work Counsellor Diploma from George Brown College. Olga has more than 5 years of practical experience providing counselling, referrals, advocacy and guidance to a diverse group of unemployed or underemployed clients including new arrivals, youth and Internationally Trained Professionals. She enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds.
Assistant Employment Counsellor