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Centre for Newcomers (CFN) is pleased to announce the formation of and participation in the new Calgary Newcomers Collaborative (CNC). CNC believes a strong community is created through building relationships. As a group we hope to welcome newcomers in East Calgary and support them with all needs through our group’s collective free services. The zonal approach, created by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is a community model for inclusion for all newcomers to Calgary.

For more information contact Anila Lee Yuen

Chair, Calgary Newcomers Collaborative, CFN President & CEO 



Support for this initiative comes from the Province of Alberta, the City of Calgary and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

“Calgary’s community-based organizations are in the best position to reach out to people in their communities and mobilize resources to help those in need. I know these dedicated people are committed to ensuring their communities receive vital supports in these challenging times. Alberta’s government is proud to work with these community partners to provide funding to enable this outreach.”  


Hon. Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Community and Social Services, Province of Alberta

“This is an incredibly difficult time. COVID-19 has impacted every Calgarian, but we know the impact of this pandemic has been disproportionate for our neighbours and friends in northeast Calgary, many of whom are working critical frontline jobs. I’m so proud of this collaboration from across the community to ensure that residents in impacted communities are receiving the supports they need. It’s critical that every Calgarian understand their rights in this situation and have access to the programs and resources that are available. I would like to send a huge thank you to all the incredible organizations and outreach workers who are supporting our community when we need it most. We will continue to get through this challenging time, together.”


Mayor Naheed Nenshi, City of Calgary

“I am grateful to represent so many hardworking frontline workers who call Northeast Calgary home. We owe these workers a debt of gratitude for all they’ve done to ensure our city survives these challenging times. The best way for us to show our gratitude is to adhere to public health measures that help reduce the spread, such as wearing a mask in public, physically-distancing, receiving the vaccine once it’s available, and avoiding gatherings in the meantime.  

If you are able, please shop at local businesses. They need our financial support now more than ever. This has been a difficult year for Calgary, and the City will continue to provide critical community supports as we enter the new year.”  


Councillor Chahal, City of Calgary

“Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is pleased to support the Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative through our contributions to direct settlement services and the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership. The Calgary Centre for Newcomers has demonstrated leadership in bringing all the key players together within IRCC’s new zone framework for ensuring positive outcomes for newcomers. We know that the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on our most vulnerable populations, but I am hopeful this initiative will connect newcomers to the right services when they need them most. Together, we will get through this pandemic and come out stronger.”


The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship


Action Dignity -
Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth -
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association -
Centre for Newcomers –
Le Cite des Rocheuses -

Le Portail de l'Immigrant Association -
Immigrant Services Calgary -
The Immigrant Education Society -


In collaboration with, through referral or partnership:

Alberta Blue Cross

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Supports

Alex Dental-AHS

Al-Qaim Charity Foundation

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

Banks –RESP

 Best Beginnings

Bow Valley

Burns Foundation

 Calgary Chinese Community Services Association

Calgary Counselling Centre

Calgary Drop-In Centre

Calgary Housing Company

Calgary Legal Guidance

Calgary pregnancy care centre

Calgary Registry

Calgary Seniors’ Resource Centre

Calgary Transit (FE)

 Canadian Red Cross


 Calgary Board of Education CBE


 Childrens’ Link Society


Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) 

Calgary Catholic School District (CSSD)

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

Calgary Workers' Resource Centre (CWRC)

Directions for Immigrants

Edmonton Mennonite Centre

Elizabeth Fry Association


Fire Fighter Toy Association

Genesis Centre

Health Link –811

Hillhurst Church (LGBTQ+ support program)

HIV Community Link

Immigrant Language and Vocational Assessment Referral Centre ILVARC

Immigration & Criminal Lawyers

Immigrations Medical Service ( New Refugee claimant medical Exam)

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada IRCC

Ismaili Community

Jacket Racket

 Kerby Centre

Made by Momma

 Magic Of Christmas

 Making Changes

Maskan Transition Home

Memorial Funeral Home

Midtown Clinic (Covid Testing)

Mosaic Refugee Clinic

Multi agency school support Team-City of Calgary

 Muslim Families Network Society

The Mustard Seed

New Canadian Friendship Centre

Npower Canada

Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan

Private lawyers (Shory Law, dRNLaw LLP and Stewart Sharma Harsanyi)

Project Warmth


Punjabi Community Health Services(PCHS)

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile


 Salvation Army (Christmas Gifts)

 Service Alberta

Service Canada

Sheldon M Chumir (Low cost -Dental Clinic)

Skipping Stone Foundation

Sunridge Dental for Low Income AHS

Workers' Compensation Board Alberta (WCB)

Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter 

Header photo provided by the Calgary Real Estate Partners - REPCALGARYHOMES.CA

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