CFN'S HOME FIRE
CFN's Home Story Fire Wheel was created by Tsuu T'ina Nation artist Josh Littlelight to serve as the symbol of our Indigenous Education Program. Click below for a breakdown of the story within the wheel.
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
In June, Canadians celebrate National Indigenous History Month, an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada. On behalf of CFN’s Board of Directors and staff we salute all Indigenous Peoples across Canada. It is the organization’s hope that through its work with Indigenous and Newcomer communities, we can build stronger relationships through better understanding of our rich and shared histories. .
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CANADA'S MOST VULNERABLE
Homelessness is never a choice. Poverty, an unforeseen life event, addiction or mental illness can steer people towards homelessness. When this happens it’s far less a choice and much more a powerful manifestation of circumstance that makes escaping it alone seem impossible.When our energy is pooled together, and the public at large shares the collective vision for a city without homelessness, what once seemed impossible becomes a tangible reality.
While more data and more certainty about COVID-19 and the unprecedented global effort to contain it are needed to quantify the toll this will take on Canada’s economy, the economic impact is being felt from coast to coast to coast in real time and will have its most immediate effects on the most vulnerable of Canadians.
Dr. Kelly Ernst is the Centre for Newcomers Vice President of Vulnerable Populations. Here he breaks down the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada into three categories - no to low impact, medium impact and the most highly vulnerable -and offers his thoughts on what we can all do to help.