EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

VIRTUAL

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE

October 16, 2020 - April 9, 2021

The Centre for Newcomers Indigenous Education Program (IEFN) invites you to participate in a series of community dialogues running October 16th , 2020 though April 9th, 2021. This series of gatherings will help guide the creation of content for Indigenous and Newcomer education opportunities today and for 7 generations yet to come. 

COMING OUT IN A

CULTURAL CONTEXT

January - March 2021

This workshop teaches concepts about coming out, outing, safety issues, and how they interact with cultural and other contexts for newcomers to Canada. It gives specific ways to discuss coming out within a cultural context and relates openness to sexual orientation or gender identity to privilege, culture, religion, and resiliency. It refers to UNHCR Guidelines for working with LGBTQ+ refugees and the use of interview skills to discuss coming out scenarios.

To register or for more information about this event click below.

MENTAL HEALTH

SUPPORT THROUGH PEER SUPPORT FOR LGBTQ+ NEWCOMERS

February - March 2021

This workshop is dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ newcomers through peer support. This workshop will begin by exploring the meaning of mental health and peer support, as well as the specific benefits of peer support. Participants will learn the ethics and guidelines of peer support, as well as be given the opportunity to practice finding similarities with service users and peers, as well as utilizing active listening skills.

To register or for more information about this event click below.

RETURN TO

WORK IN ALBERTA

Ongoing

This program provides comprehensive and personalized services to EI recipients in Calgary and area for re-entry into the workforce. Clients may receive specialized technical training, childcare support and workers' benefits (WCB) while attending the program. Must currently be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or have received regular EI payments in the previous 5 years. For more information or to register click below.

FILING INCOME TAX

RETURN IN CANADA

January 30, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join CFN for an info session on Income Tax Return ( ITR). Learn about the importance of filing ITR, slips and documents needed, community resources, taxes related to COVID-19 benefits, rentals, tips and other small business income; free Income Tax Return DIY Software and 

how to communicate with CRA (Canada Revenue Agency).

To register click below.

GENDER IDENTITY & EXPRESSION, SEXUAL & ROMANTIC ORIENTATION

January - March 2021

Join CFN for a workshop exploring gender identity and expression, as well as sexual and romantic orientation. The intersecting and unique experiences of gender and sexually diverse individuals through Western and global perspectives will be highlighted. Participants will have the opportunity to review inclusive terminology as well as the protection of sexual orientation, gender identities, and expressions.

 

The workshop will create an inclusive and respectful environment for participants to identify and work through challenging scenarios that they or their organizations may be facing. 

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GOOD USE OF 

YOUR MONEY

Ongoing by Registration

Get the support you need and learn how you can reduce your debt and grow your savings. Improve your credit score and achieve financial goals.  Workshops are held on:

 

         

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COMPUTER

LITERACY

Ongoing

Would you like to learn and practice computer skills? We offer free computer literacy classes at the Centre for Newcomers. Content includes an introduction to computers, keyboarding, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. These classes are open to all - refugees, immigrants and citizens of Canada. Classes are Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon To attend or for more information click below.  

DISCOVERING OUR DIFFERENCES: AN EXPLORATION OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

January - March 2021

Join CFN for an introductory workshop dedicated to educating individuals about concepts related to diversity, inclusion, and psychological safety. Throughout this workshop, participants will examine concepts of privilege, oppression, and social location. Participants will gain introductory knowledge to assess discrimination and personal responsibilities in creating safer spaces.

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NAVIGATING GENDER

AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY

IN FAITH

February 1, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us in navigating gender and sexual diversity in faith communities through a panel discussion with Pam Rocker, Keith Murray and Safa Rahman! Various topics surrounding the intersections of the topic will be covered. As participants of this panel discussion, you will also be able to ask questions that may have not been answered!

To register or for more information about this event click below.

VOLUNTEER 

@CFN

Ongoing

Would you like to Volunteer with CFN? Come in for a Volunteer Orientation session to find our what best suits you. Included is a brief history of the Centre for Newcomers, volunteerism in Canada, volunteer roles at CFN and

how to look for volunteer positions in Calgary Join any session. No registration required. Please bring a copy of your resume. Please continue to check our website for upcoming schedule. For more information click below. 

MULTICULTURAL

PEER MENTORSHIP

Ongoing

A 4-month program that matches Mentors working as professionals in their industry in Canada with Mentees who are professionals striving to find employment in their fields. To register or for more information click below. 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm


We are closed on Statutory holidays and long weekends

 

Address

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
Email: info@centrefornewcomers.ca