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September 2021: News & Updates

Staffing Changes

We would like to wish Hana Aria all the success in her Masters Program this fall and extend a warm welcome to Mark Nonkes as the new Immigration Partnership Support Officer. Mark joined the team on September 8, 2021.

Thank you Trudy!

The Immigration Partnership would like to thank Trudy Kernighan for her years of volunteering and recognize her contributions. Trudy was always a familiar face at our Newcomer Community Events and Multicultural Festivals, whether serving food, setting up or doing whatever was needed to make the day go smoothly. Trudy also delivered many presentations to service clubs around Huron County to talk about the value of immigration. Thank you Trudy for all your contributions to the Immigration Partnership over the years. We will miss you!

Newcomer Welcoming Week is here!
Huron County Immigration Partnership is celebrating Newcomer Welcoming Week this month! Welcoming Week is about bringing our community together in a spirit of unity to build strong connections across the community and affirm the benefits of welcoming everyone! During the week of September 10-19, check out our webpage for details of newcomer events being offered throughout the week, and other fun interactive resources!
Click here for more information and celebrate with us!
Welcoming Week Kickoff Livestream
Newcomer Welcoming Week kicks off with an international livestresam on Thursday, September 9 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Tune into the live event hosted by Iranian actor/comedian Peter Banifaz! The kick off will feature stories, messages, and performances by Jackie Cox, Cary Morin, the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir!

For more information on the event and the livestream link, click here.
Newcomer Scavenger Hunt

Join the Museum with the limited time Welcoming Scavenger Hunt throughout Welcoming Week! Winners will receive Take & Make Craft Kits! Available from September 10 to 19.

 Click here for more information.
Children’s Book Reading

by Marswa Blossom Yarmeto
In celebration of Newcomer Welcoming Week, we are pleased to welcome author Blossom Yarmeto for a discussion of her book Black, Brown or White We All Feel. Blossom's book talks to children about diversity and inclusion and inspires readers to do something small to make a difference in their communities, school, and homes. 

Register to attend the author book reading here
Youth Gab Session
The Newcomer Youth Gab is for newcomer youth who are in grades 8 – 12 and are looking to connect with friends and their community.  Youth will learn about community programs, practice their English-speaking skills while making new friends, building connections while having fun! Join the gang on Tuesday, September 14th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM! 

Register for the Youth GAB Session here

Adult Book Reading by Anni Hui
In celebration of Newcomer Welcoming Week, we are pleased to welcome author Ann Hui for the discussion of her book, Chop Suey Nation. The book explores small town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them. The book reading will take place Thursday, September 16 from 7:00 PM – 8: 15 PM.

Register to attend this author book reading here!

Creating More Welcoming Spaces for

Newcomers with Yasir Naqvi
Lanark-Renfrew was joined by Yasir Naqvi, former Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Canadian Citizenship and former Attorney General of Ontario to discuss how rural communities can address systemic/historical racism to create more welcoming spaces for newcomers. To access the video visit our webpage here.

County of Huron
Economic Development
Immigration Partnership

57 Napier St, Goderich ON
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