Association for New Canadians
The gala evening benefiting the Association for New Canadians, originally set to happen in the aftermath of the recent snow storm, has been rescheduled to March 7 – and some tickets are still available!
Memorial University Engineering Society students plan and prepare the event each year to benefit a local charity; the ANC is delighted to have been selected this year and encourages you to attend. The Charity Ball goes ahead March 7 at the Bally Haly Country Club, Logy Bay Road.
Event and ticket information are available here:
On March 19, the Association for New Canadians host the next Diversity Summit. This full-day (9:30 – 3:30) event will be at the St. John’s Farmers Market on March 19, co-presented with First Light.
Panel and speakers will highlight the benefits of a diverse workplace. The Diversity Awards will be presented to individuals and businesses who demonstrate the spirit of diversity.
A multicultural lunch featuring a variety of food and entertainment is included in the registration fee. Full information is here:
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Employment & Care
r Information Fair for Newcomers
The ANC’s AXIS Career Services (Acquiring Experience, Integrating Skills) invites newcomers to network and connect with employers hiring from a
broad range of industries, and to attend information sessions about career development, post-secondary, and community engagement options.
Industry representation will include: financial services, retail, food, hospitality, business administration, engineering, health, security, and technology.
The fair is taking place
Thursday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m
., at the Hilton Garden Inn, St. John’s (150 New Gower Street).
Admission is free!
For more details, visit www.axiscareers.net, or email AXIS@NFLD.NET
The Association for New Canadians has opened registration for its next round of free citizenship classes. The classes start Tuesday, March 3, and run for eight weeks. The classes will be from 6pm to 9pm, covering the material in the Discover Canada study guide.
There is no charge for these classes, but space is limited. To register or for more information, contact the ANC English as a Second Language School; phone 709-726-6848 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free ESL Classes
The Association for New Canadians offers FREE evening English as a Second Language classes every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the ESL Training Centre, 148 Elizabeth Avenue (off Smithville Crescent); classes are open to permanent and temporary residents as well as new (less than 1 year) Canadian citizens.
For more information, or to register phone 726-6848 or e-mail email@example.com.
Everyone is welcome to the Community Conversation Circle, offered by the MUN Student Experience Office and MUN Internationalization office in partnership with the Association for New Canadians. The Conversation Circle goes ahead every Monday from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Internationalization Office multi-purpose room in the Corte Real Building on the MUN campus.
Programs and Initiatives
Call for interpreters and translators
We are currently seeking individuals who would like to join our interpretation team! We are currently accepting interpreters for any and all languages, but we currently have a particular need for Tigrinya and Arabic, Turkmen, Sango, Somali, Amharic and Oromo. Interested individuals are asked to email Kathryn Holloway at
to learn more!
Support for temporary residents
The Association for New Canadians offers settlement supports to all temporary residents on the Avalon Peninsula. These include temporary foreign workers, international students (MUN, CNA, and other post-secondary institutions), as well as family members of these groups.
Anyone looking for assistance can contact Sophia Solomon, the ANC’s Community Settlement/Integration Counsellor, at 709-552-4736 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supports for Atlantic Immigration Pilot
The ANC continues to offer Atlantic Immigration Pilot program supports at no charge to both employers and employees. Employers interested in learning more about the AIP program can contact Zack Noel, the ANC’s AIP Officer, at 709-552-2262 or email@example.com.
Designated employees who have their permanent residency should contact Sonia Krajewska at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can make a lasting difference in the lives of newcomers to St. John’s! To apply for either of these opportunities, or if you are interested in other kinds of volunteering with the ANC, please e-mail the volunteer co-ordinator at email@example.com
The ANC’s Education and Support for Employment (EASE) program gives Canadian workplace experience to people who have arrived here as refugees. Participants are adult students at the ANC’s ESL Training Centre hoping to eventually find work in fields they were experienced in prior to their arrival in this country. We are seeking adult volunteers who can be trained as language coaches to accompany EASE students as they volunteer in workplace-like environments in the Greater St. John’s area.
The Association for New Canadians is recruiting volunteers for the Newcomer Match Program. The Match program connects newcomers with volunteers. The volunteers help newcomers learn English, introduce them to the community and establish friendships/connections. This program works entirely around each volunteer's schedule. Once interested individuals complete the application process, volunteers work closely with the Community Connections Coordinator to find a suitable match and begin the program.
School Supply Donations
The Association for New Canadians’ Child and Youth Team has an ongoing need for school supplies for newly-arrived refugee students. The Team is happy to accept any donations of pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, backpacks – anything a student would need starting out.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information, or feel free to bring donations to our office at 144 Military Rd.