Do you want to improve your English? Do you have young children to care for?  Do you wonder how you can care for your children and attend Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes?
Community-Based Care for Newcomer Children is a program to help you find the best childcare for you and your children at no cost to you.
Program staff will introduce you to licensed daycares and dayhomes in Calgary.  They will help you choose the best daycare or dayhome for your needs.  Perhaps you want to use a daycare close to your home.  Perhaps you want to use a daycare close to your LINC class.
Staff will help you apply for the provincial childcare subsidy. Federal Government  (IRCC) pays for the rest of the daycare costs as long as you regularly attend a LINC class in Calgary.

Do You Qualify?


  • You received your English test assessment results from ILVARC.


  • You are registered for a LINC class in Calgary.


  • You have low income.


  • Your child is five years old or younger and not attending school.




Please note that the Centre for Newcomers is the only official provider

of this cost-free subsidized program in Calgary.

During COVID-19, CFN childcare workers are busy prepping activities for kids and keeping in touch with ideas and suggestions of how parents can work with their kids as we all stay at home. Watch below for a great look at some online exercises and click here to access videos of songs and activities from the entire CFN Childcare team. 

For more information about this program, please contact:

Suzanne Risley, Coordinator, Community-Based Care for Newcomer Children


This program receives funding from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends



1010, 999 - 36 Street NE

Calgary, AB T2A 7X6

(located inside the T & T Pacific Place Mall. -  Please use the northeast entrance off of 36 st, 12 Ave NE. No access from 33 st NE.



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Phone: 403.569.3325