INDIGO & CFN
There's nothing quite like the comfort of being snug and warm at home with a great book. This Holiday Season when purchasing a gift for family and friends, shop Indigo, Chapters and Coles and your purchase will go towards helping CFN provide training programs and collaborative support services for newcomers and refugees.
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
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CANADA'S MOST VULNERABLE
With nearly 25,000 organizations of all sizes across the province, the non-profit sector is an important contributor to the economic health and vitality of Alberta. Charities and non-profits throughout the province support the quality of life enjoyed in Alberta, addressing social needs, providing recreational and leisure opportunities, delivering arts and cultural programs, stewarding our natural environment and more.
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.
The Centre for Newcomers’ Home Fire Story Wheel is an original design by artist Josh Littlelight, created under the consultation and guidance of Tsuu T’ina Nation Elder Frank Littlelight. In Indigenous culture, anything of importance that was painted was done from an overhead point of view. As a result, the story can be read from any angle and is a very important part of its creation. It shows that no matter where you come from, regardless of culture, race or religion, this story can be read and understood.