2023 / 04 / 04
Author: SJNC COMMUNICATIONS
The United States Ambassador to Canada, David L. Cohen, paid a visit to the Saint John Newcomers Centre on Friday, March 31, 2023 to discuss the challenges faced by Ukrainian immigrants.
During his visit, the Ambassador met with team leads from the Newcomers Centre to discuss the important role it plays to help Ukrainian immigrants adjust to living ino their new communities in New Brunswick. He was also interested in discussing the various challenges they face, such as: language barriers, cultural differences, employment and access to services.
The visit to the Saint John Newcomers Centre is part of the Ambassador’s ongoing effort to highlight the importance of newcomer settlement services and ensure that the rights of newcomers are respected and their contributions to society are fully recognized.
Saint John Newcomers Centre is honoured to host Ambassador David L. Cohen and Consul General Lyra S. Carr at its new offices, which opened in October 2022. He was impressed by the approach of the Saint John Newcomers Centre by tailoring programs to community needs.
Since 2009, the Centre has played a key role in providing newcomers to Saint John, settlement assistance during their move to the city. The Saint John Newcomers Centre remains committed to helping many of the 600 Ukrainians who have come to Saint John in the past two years, to become successful members of their new community.
In his closing remarks, Mohamed Bagha thanked community partners and friends of the Centre, saying, ‘We are impressed with the Federal Government’s commitment to help Ukrainian newcomers integrate successfully into Saint John and all over Atlantic Canada.’