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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

With much of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure being destroyed in recent weeks, many Ukrainians who thought they could remain in their country are now choosing to flee for fear of the freezing cold from a fast-approaching winter. This uptick in those fleeing Ukraine has led to an increased demand for sponsors and host families. If you, or someone you know, has interest in temporarily housing one or more people during their transition to a Canadian life here in Calgary, please contact us at n.shen@centrefornewcomers.ca or visit www.centrefornewcomers.ca/supportukraine today.

OUR SERVICES
HELP NEWCOMERS FACING HARDSHIP DUE TO COVID-19

SETTLEMENT SERVICES

JOBS & CAREERS

YOUTH & FAMILY

LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION


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
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THE IMPORTANCE
OF ETHNOCULTURAL
MEDIA

NATIONAL
SOGIESC
GUIDELINES PROJECT

CASEY
EAGLESPEAKER:

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS

Calgary is home to a wide range of ethnic radio stations, shows, newspapers, TV programming and online sources, all aimed at established immigrants and newcomers from around the world, who now call Calgary home

The importance of Ethnocultural Media canon be overstated, as these outlets provide alternatives to mainstream media that can, at times, marginalize Canada's racial and ethnic minorities. Access to ethnocultural media underwrites the integration of immigrant communities by potentially connecting newcomers to services. Perhaps above all else, ethnocultural media can expedite feelings of belonging and by extension social participation.

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. 

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