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Posted on 05 July 2018 by admin

Inaugural Brampton Newcomer Day offered programming and fun for the whole family

BRAMPTON, June 27, 2018 – As we approach Canada Day and on Canadian Multiculturalism Day, the Brampton Multicultural Centre in partnership with RBC, celebrated Newcomers to Canada with a festive afternoon of programming for all ages. Brampton Newcomer Day, a first for the city, brought together more than 20 local exhibitors who offered their services in order to help Newcomers feel more settled in their new community.

Those in attendance were offered workshops on everything from building a LinkedIn profile to learning about how to buy a house in Canada.  Employment events, speed mentoring and resume critiquing rounded out the practical workshops, while families with children were treated to face-painting and visits with RBC Olympian Brittany McLean and Leo the Lion.

“On top of the challenges of leaving family behind, there are many barriers that newcomers face around  gaining employment, finding housing, accessing services and getting financial assistance, as they build new lives in a new country,” said Zanita DiSalle, Brampton Regional Vice President, RBC. “At the new RBC Newcomer Meeting Place, we’re helping newcomers overcome some of those common issues along with our partners at the Brampton Multicultural Centre.  The inaugural Brampton Newcomer Day is one way to let people know that this community is here to help and support them.”

Brampton Newcomer Day offered a variety of programming, from accessing Canadian health care to getting advice on resume-building and job-hunting, to speaking to someone about banking in Canada to fun activities for kids. Some of the participating Community Partners include:

•          Peel Police

•          Brampton Fire and Emergency Services

•          Brampton Community Health Centre

•          The Centre for Education & Training

•          William Osler Hospital

•          Early Years Ontario

•          RBC Royal Bank

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