CFN MURAL PROJECT:
MEET KALUM TEKE DAN
Several weeks ago, CFN put out a call for an Indigenous artist & an immigrant or refugee artist to work together to create a wall sized mural for the lobby of our new location. The winning proposal was submitted by the team of Mexican artist Christian Olguin & Indigenous artist Kalum Teke Dan of the Blackfoot Confederation. CFN is incredibly happy to have these two amazing artists on board and we can’t wait to see what they create. In this post below we introduce you to Kalum Teke Dan.
HELP NEWCOMERS FACING HARDSHIP DUE TO COVID-19
JOBS & CAREERS
YOUTH & FAMILY
Settlement services at the Centre for Newcomers help address the needs of immigrants and refugees to make a successful transition to their new home in Calgary.
Are you new to Canada?
Do you have questions about how to find work in your occupation, or what training program to take?
We can help you reach your employment goal.
Real Me works with newcomer youth currently involved in gang-related activities, or at risk of becoming involved in those activities. Program staff help youth participants to reach their highest future potential, regardless of their past.
English language and training services offer clients qualified instructors and practical training in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as life skills, and Canadian cultural awareness.
NEWS & EVENTS
CFN CEO NAMED
TO TOP 25 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN CANADA
CFN would like to extend a heartfelt and very prideful congratulations to CFN President & CEO Anila Lee Yuen for being named one of the Top 25 Women of Influence for 2021.
Our leader in both our collective efforts and spirit, Anila stewards the CFN team with an impassioned work ethic, striving not only to steer the Centre for Newcomers, but the greater Calgary community towards establishing a foothold of strength for newcomers and disadvantaged Canadians, while upholding human rights, and safeguarding an inclusive and open community, ensuring human dignity for the most vulnerable populations of our great city every step along the way
In 2016 and 2017 CFN hosted Prairie and then National LGBTQ+ Newcomer Settlement Conferences that brought together a wide range of organizations across Canada. The conference compiled recommendations, evaluation, and feedback regarding how to best settle people with diverse sexual orientation or gender identities and expressions or sexual characteristics (SOGIESC).
This project is a follow-up to these conferences. The purpose of the project is to develop guidelines for the settlement sector working with SOGIESC newcomers. The project started in 2020 and will end in 2024.
Guidelines are a set of standards that suggest and inform professionals promising or the best known ways to offer services.
Casey Eaglespeaker, a Blackfoot Elder from Kainai Nation / Blood Tribe, was taken from his family at just four years of age and placed in a residential school. There he would remain until he was 14 years old. Today he is the Aboriginal Resource Coordinator and Traditional Counsellor at Hull Services.
In part 1 of a 3-part series from CFN’s Indigenous Education Program, you can listen to Elder Eaglespeaker talk about the impact of his residential school experience and how residential schools systematically undermined Indigenous culture across Canada, disrupting families for generations, and severing the ties through which Aboriginal culture is taught and sustained.