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RBC and YMCA Brampton Multicultural day, on August 14th, 2019! 

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Meet community leaders, employment experts and engage with service providers, August 14th

BRAMPTON, ON– Brampton Multicultural Community Centre in partnership with RBC and YMCA, will celebrate Newcomers to Canada with a festive afternoon of programming for all ages on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at YMCA located at 20 Union Street, Brampton. The second Annual Brampton Newcomer Day will bring together more than 15 local exhibitors who will be offering their services in order to help Newcomers feel more settled in their new community. 

“We take pride in building a vibrant and cohesive community. The Brampton Newcomer Day is a great opportunity to connect with our new residents and welcome them to our city,” said Dima Amad, Director of Programs, BMC. “Our aim for the day is to facilitate networking opportunities and promote the wealth of services that exist to help newcomers settle and integrate into our great City.” 

“As a charity that helps people of all ages and stages of life improve their well-being and find a sense of belonging, we’re thrilled to host this year’s Brampton Newcomer Day,” says Ivan Rabinovich, General Manager of the Brampton YMCA. “This is a great opportunity to connect with others and learn about resources including the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s pre-settlement, language assessment and employment services, newcomer youth leadership development program and volunteer opportunities.” 

“Brampton Newcomer Day is an incredibly important day for our community, one that offers the opportunity for us all to embrace our newest residents and connect them with all the right services they may need,” said Zanita DiSalle, Regional Vice President, RBC. “It is a privilege for us to have a role to play in helping Newcomers settle here and navigating our banking system, whether it be their first bank account, credit card or home purchase in Canada.” 

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

  • Peel Police 
  • Brampton Fire and Emergency Services 
  • Brampton Transit 
  • Brampton Community Health Centre 
  • Access Employment 
  • William Osler Hospital 
  • Brampton Entrepreneur Centre 

The event will run from 11 am to 3 pm on Wednesday, August 14th at YMCA Brampton. It is free, open to all and will have activities for all ages. 

About Brampton Multicultural Community Centre (BMC) 

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre is a charity that was established in Peel Region in 1987 to provide social services and a common meeting place for the ethnic-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual community to receive and access a variety of programs and services. Its mandate and central purpose are the enabling of less advantaged individuals, families and groups in the community, to achieve their potential, improve their life chances and build their futures. This is accomplished by helping individuals and families transform their lives through education, training, skill-building, employment supports, resource identification and a variety of family support programs and services. 

About RBC 

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 84,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to more than 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com

We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-sustainability

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