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.
Employer Liaison Specialist – Workplace Integration Centre
Phone: (705) 743-0882 ext 236
Languages: Spanish and English
Gabriel came from Quito, Ecuador to Peterborough on a scholarship from Trent University in 2007. He graduated with a degree in Business and a Minor in Economics in 2011. He worked multiple jobs (front desk at the Student Union office, campus recruiter, marker…) while being a full time student, and enjoyed meeting and working with new people all the time. He’s had a great experience in Peterborough and with the help and blessing of his family and friends, he’s been able to stay here in Peterborough. He likes his new job at the NCC because he understands the struggles newcomers face, and would like to give back the community that has helped him so much.