Coordinated Language Assessment and Referral System (CLARS) Specialist
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.
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.
Caitlin holds a BA (Honours) from Trent University in Sociology and Anthropology and a MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University. Her graduate work focused on the effect of physical clustering of places of worship on interfaith dialogue, which was later published in the International Journal of Migration and Integration. She has been involved with the New Canadians Centre since 2010, where she worked as a summer student, and stayed on as a volunteer. Caitlin spent the past year interning with the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo, Egypt where she drafted refugee resettlement referrals for submission to the UNHCR.
Caitlin enjoys travelling and, prior to relocating to Egypt, was active in social justice campaigns such as Y Act Up, the Sacred Water Circle and served on the OPIRG board. She is excited to be back and feels lucky to be part of such a dynamic and diverse team!