Community Connections – Youth

Youth activities provide newcomers (ages of 13–24) with assistance in establishing social and professional networks while acquiring essential life skills. Not only does NCP provide a safe space for youth to drop in and access resources year round, but also consistently strives to enhance each individual’s self-esteem, allowing for increased confidence and ability.

Activities within the NCP -Community Connections Youth Program include:

  • Leadership Workshops
  • Volunteerism 
  • Experiential Field Trips
  • Skill building Workshops
  • Team Sports and Exercise
  • Music and Drama
  • Arts and Photography
  • Extra English Support
  • Cooking and Nutrition

Our program also encourages and nurtures relationship building between newcomer and Canadian youth through co-learning and community participation. From these opportunities, youth gain:

  • Independence and self-confidence
  • Enhanced communication skills in English
  • Increased academic ability and comprehension
  • The development of leadership skills
  • Acculturation and integration into Canadian society
  • Behavioral and psychological progress 
  • An increased comprehension in the importance of civic participation
  • An understanding of the benefits in exercise and nutrition
  • A desire to engage in community volunteer projects

Follow our social media for up-to-date activity calendars and youth-led content:

Instagram: @ncpyouthcommunityconnections

Healthy Youth Relationships


Community Connections – Seniors

The Senior’s Program is specifically designed to engage newcomer seniors in various activities within the community.

Services include:

  • Activities pertaining to English acquisition (e.g Conversation Circle, vocabulary building, etc)
  • Skill building and cultural exploration
  • Low-impact physical exercise to promote healthy living
  • Social events and gatherings

These activities help newcomer seniors to forge new friendships, overcome loneliness, and maintain good overall health. NCP is a friendly, safe environment, inviting all newcomer seniors to get involved!


Co-op/Volunteering – Students

Our student volunteer program allows secondary school students to obtain their compulsory hours of community service for graduation. In addition to fulfilling this requirement, students have the opportunity to gain real life experience within their community. Post-secondary school students can also take advantage of this opportunity for their practicum placement.

As a student volunteer, individuals gain experience in our real-life work environment, having the chance to work with and help our clients. Through this experience, students will develop:

  • A sense of responsibility
  • Gain an understanding of many diverse people and cultures
  • Develop customer service and client interaction skills
  • Contribute to their community in a tangible and direct way
  • Obtain compulsory student volunteer hours


Co-op/Volunteering – Adults

Volunteer opportunities for adults within NCP are extensive. We treat each position similarly to employment in the sense that we require a resume, conduct formal interviews and match skills to current needs within the organization. Volunteer positions provide newcomers with Canadian experience and sometimes a reference after the 3-month contract has been successfully completed. With this newly gained Canadian work experience, new immigrants can boldly set forth on their search for employment in this country. This opportunity allows newcomers to showcase their abilities within our working environment. These positions are unpaid.


Co-op/Volunteering – Professionals

Our co-op placement program allows newcomers to develop real work experience at many of our affiliated external companies. Here you will attend an 8 to 10-week full time educational class to develop an understanding of work place language, office culture and etiquette, resume writing for the Canadian employment market as well as interview skills. Upon successful completion of the course, a co-op placement is possible although not guaranteed. This placement is unpaid, however; occasionally full-time employment may be gained from this opportunity.


Care for Newcomer Children

Newcomer Centre of Peel is committed to being a leader in the care of newcomer children through ongoing support and promotion of a safe, healthy, educational and happy environment that encourages each child’s physical, social, emotional, communication, cognitive and creative development

Our program provides care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children under the regulations of “Day Nurseries Act”, respecting the “Code of Ethics”, “National LINC Child Minding Requirements” and “The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” that states that the education of the individual be directed to the development of the individual’s full potential.

The program is led by registered Early Childhood Educators, whose expertise ensure the best possible environment and services for newcomer children and their families.