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Newsletter by Newcomer Information Centre

June 2013
Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium (ORAC)
Did you know...

Orientation to Regulation of Professions in Ontario:  

An on-line course for internationally educated individuals.

The Ontario Regulators for Access Consortium (ORAC) is pleased to present an educational program for internationally educated individuals.

Orientation to Regulation of Professions in Ontario is a 1-hour, web-based program that will help internationally educated individuals develop strategies for working more effectively with regulatory bodies.  


To access this program at no cost, please visit the ORAC Website at www.regulatorsforaccess.ca

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations      


Tips To Help You Avoid Employment Scams


The Ministry of Consumer Services has created many "beware lists" to help 

promote a fair, safe and informed marketplace - one in which your rights as a consumer are fully protected.


In Ontario, your rights are set out by the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (CPA) and other consumer protection legislation that cover the most common consumer transactions.


As a consumer it is also very important to stay informed, as you are also responsible for understanding and protecting your rights under the CPA.


Check out the list of tips by The Ministry of Consumer Services to help you avoid employment scams. 



Social Media Revolution - Youth Corner

Social networking is living, breathing, new, youth, frustrating, mysterious, POWERFUL, REVOLUTIONARY!


A few questions to ask yourself...

  • Do you have Facebook?
  • Do you have Twitter?
  • Do you have Instagram?
  • Do you have a YouTube account?
  • Do you blog?

Did you know..?

  • 1 BILLION Facebook users - if that was a country, it would be the 3rd largest in the WORLD
  • Social media has become the NUMBER 1 activity on the web
  • Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google are NOT welcome in China?!
  • If Wikipedia were made into a book, it would be 2.25 million pages long...!
  • Babies in Egypt have been named 'Facebook' and 'Twitter'

How to keep safe while using social media...

Nothing is really private on the internet! Owners of websites can go into your personal information without you even knowing. 


Things like entering in for a contest... you're information is now available for LOTS of people to see or get a hold of. 


Sending an email, buying things online, downloading songs and even UPDATING YOUR STATUS, are all trackable. Therefore, if someone really wants to find out information about you, it is really not that hard to do.


Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect your privacy:

  1. Do not open attachments or e-mails from people you do not know
  2. Always read websites privacy policies before submitting your personal information
  3. Make sure you have a good antivirus software and a secure internet connection
  4. When using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter be careful with what you share and ask yourself: "Do I really want everyone knowing this?" Always think that your employers, parents, and teachers can also see your profiles.
  5. Have different passwords for internet banking and a different password for online social networks
To find out more information on privacy issues or on how to file a privacy complain please connect with one of our Youth Information Counsellors by calling (905) 949-0049 ext. 1290 or via e-mail at nicyouth@tcet.com


Scheduled Events
Peel Paramedic Services
June 7, 2013 11:00am

905-677-0007 ext: 5234

Brampton City South
Wills & Power of Attorney
June 18, 2013 10:00am 
905-457-4747 ext: 3018

Brampton East

Healthy Living
June 20, 2013 10:00am
905-595-0722 ext: 4001 

Legal Issues for Small Businesses
June 18, 2013 1:00pm 
905-279-0024 ext: 1279

Legal Issues for Small Businesses
June 18, 2013 10:00am
905-875-3851 ext: 5008

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations 

Did you know...?


Peel Renovates!! A home will require minor and major repairs over the years. 


For a homeowner on a tight budget or who has limited mobility, repairs can be a stressful burden. For many, it may result in having to move out of the comfort of one's home to a safer residence.


The Peel Renovates Program can help. The assistance we provide can help create safe housing and opportunities for many to remain in their homes.


Funding Available:

Up to $16,000 per household of one-time assistance for major home repairs and/or accessibility renovations or upgrades.


Up to $3,500 per household of one-time assistance for minor home renovations and adaptations for seniors.

For more information on eligibility requirements or application process contact the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800, ext. 3535  
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About Us  

The Newcomer Information Centre is an innovative program that provides free settlement information to newcomers and residents from a number of accessible locations across Peel and Halton.   
A smooth transition into Canadian life is critical to success and our program provides accurate referrals to make this happen.  Clients work with friendly multi-lingual staff and get confidential counselling about settlement, employment, health, housing, education, language training, immigration issues and more.  Counsellors speak Punjabi, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Romanian, Croatian, Russian, Serbian, French, German, Polish, Swahili, Tamil, Hindi, Bulgarian and Pashto.


Drop by at any of our locations to speak with a counsellor.  No appointment is required. 


 Our locations 


***Care for Newcomer Children services available at Malton and Oakville locations***

 ***Free Commissioner of Oaths service at all locations***


NIC Itinerant services in 

Brampton Library: every Tuesday 

Caledon Library: last Tuesday of every month

       Milton, Library - Main Branch & Beaty Branch: every third Tuesday of every month 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.   

Mississauga, Meadowvale Library: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Mississauga, Central Library: Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday  


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