New Canadians Centre in Peterborough has announced the appointment of Andy Cragg as the new Executive Director of the organization. As a passionate advocate for immigration and settlement, Andy has been very involved with the NCC for several years.
He served as Chair of the Peterborough Immigration Partnership (PIP) from 2014 to 2017. The Peterborough Immigration Partnership was formed in 2009 to advance a targeted community strategy for immigrant integration with the NCC as the lead agency. The work of the PIP is organised around a five-year plan and the goal of meaningful economic, social and cultural integration of newcomers and a prosperous and inclusive community for all. It is supported by over 80 community partners. Andy was instrumental in the development of the second five-year PIP strategic plan; PIP was one of the first Local Immigration Partnerships in Canada to reach this milestone.
Andy Cragg (Photo courtesy New Canadians Centre)
During his tenure with the PIP, Andy was also the chair of the Resettlement Task Force, a working group of community agencies and stakeholders that met weekly to coordinate service delivery when Peterborough first started welcoming government-assisted refugees from Syria.
Andy has served on the NCC Finance Committee for the past three years, and is also a volunteer support group member for government-assisted refugees. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies from Trent University.
Andy comes to the NCC from the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health, a national network of organizations working together to achieve greater impact in improving women and children’s health around the world, where he served as Director of Knowledge Exchange.
He will take on his new role at the end of October 2019.