Established in 2008-2009, the Newcomer Seniors’ Centre (NSC) is a New Horizons for Seniors project, funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC). The NSC program aims to empower newcomer seniors to create their own services and clubs that cater to their particular needs, driven primarily by newcomer seniors for newcomer seniors.
The NSC senior leaders organize relevant workshops and social events to mingle, strengthen their community networks, and learn more about their communities. We are constantly exploring new ways to engage newcomer seniors and facilitate their integration and contribution to Canadian society. Like all CultureLink programs, the NSC promotes and celebrates multiculturalism, embraces cross-cultural activities, and promotes sustainable ways of living.
The NCS program is city-wide and focuses on three communities: Chinese, Polish, and Spanish speaking seniors. Our program offers year-round settlement services workshops and English and Internet/computer classes, as well as intergenerational programming through Global Roots Garden in partnership with The Stop Community Food Centre and the Newcomer Youth Centre at CultureLink.