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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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AFGHAN AND VULNERABLE WOMEN’S RESILIENCY

SEPTEMBER 18 –DECEMBER 15, 2023

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM -12:00 PM

The Afghan and Vulnerable Women Resiliency Project is to empower vulnerable women by providing them with the necessary skills, resources, and opportunities like English language classes and employment-related training to help them become financially independent, increase their resilience, and improve their overall well-being. The program can help women overcome economic and social challenges, build their skills and knowledge, and achieve greater economic independence.

For more info contact 403-354-4996

or click the link below to register.

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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP:

PARKING SAFETY & COMPLIANCE

DECEMBER 11, 2023

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for a free, interactive workshop where you will learn all about parking in Calgary. We’ll give you tips on how to avoid fines, teach you what parking signs mean, talk about common community concerns, and explain how parking bylaws help make residential areas a safer place to live.

For more info contact 587-434-7935

or click the link below to register.

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AFGHAN AND VULNERABLE WOMEN’S RESILIENCY PROJECT

JANUARY - MARCH 29, 2024 

3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The purpose of the Afghan and Vulnerable Women Resiliency Project is to empower vulnerable women by providing them with the necessary skills, resources, and opportunities like English language classes and employment-related training to help them become financially independent, increase their resilience, and improve their overall well-being.

 

The program can help women overcome economic and social challenges, build their skills and knowledge, and achieve greater economic independence. It is a 12-week program with English and employment training.

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NEWCOMER

THERAPEUTIC CRISIS

INTERVENTION

ONGOING

CFN's Newcomer Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Program aims to provide therapy support in first-language services for newcomer clients of any age within 24 hours of receiving a referral.


As many newcomers won't call a helpline when in distress, this project will provide immediate therapeutic intervention within 24 hours of receiving the referral without waiting for an interpreter. 

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ETHNICITY CATERING

EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

ONGOING REGISTRATION

EthniCity Catering and Café is a non-profit social enterprise at the Centre for Newcomers that provides paid Canadian work experience and training for immigrants and refugees. It provides 10-12 weeks of online and in-person training. Trainees gain hands-on experience in a commercial kitchen, improve communication skills and increase customer service understanding during the program.

 

Our training registration and information sessions are ongoing. 

 

For more information, please call

587-392-0155 or send us an email at  kitchentraining@centrefornewcomers.ca 

if you know someone who will benefit from the program.

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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. 

 

Registration required.   

 

Please continue to check our volunteer page for upcoming schedule. For more information click below. 

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LET'S PAINT!

WEDNESDAYS

NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 20, 2023

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Centre for Newcomers and local artist, Apiow Akwai, for an introduction into painting through weekly lessons.
 

Youth will have an opportunity to learn different painting styles, how to use and care for equipment, and the steps to plan and design their own projects.
 

All first- and second-generation newcomer youth are welcome.

For more info, please email          youthprograms@centrefornewcomers.ca 

or click below to register today!

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SELF DEFENCE 

December 16, 2023

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This workshop is intended to teach empowerment and self-defence skills to people who have been or could be impacted by racialized,  xenophobic, or other discriminatory scenarios.

 click the link below to  register.

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ARE YOU LOOKING TO PURSUE AN INTEREST/ CAREER IN THE FILM AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY? 

JANUARY 12, 2024 

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Immigrant youth ages 14 to 24

A presentation by Guro Alvin Catacutan, Avaah Blackwell and Hugh Fitzgerald.

Participants will:

  • have an introduction on how to get started in the film and entertainment industry.

  • get inspired to pursue aspirations and dreams in this field and hear from local filmmakers and talents.

 

For more info or to register click the link below.

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VOLUNTEER-LED ESL

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

English as a Second Language classes; beginner level offsite in Falconridge; learn the basic language to support the settlement and integration process here in Calgary

For more info contact Elaine at

403-539-5854  or click the link below to register.

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INTRODUCTION TO CANADIAN LOGISTICS

(ICL) MICROCREDENTIAL

ONGOING REGISTRATION

  • 3-week training towards advancing a career and gaining MicroCredential in Canadian logistics

  • 1-week employment and job search themed workshop series

  • Professional network support and job placement assistance

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  • Eligibility:

  • At least 18  year of age

  • Residing in Alberta

  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident or legally entitled to work or train in Canada

  • Unemployed or underemployed with adequate English skills (CLB 5 and up) seeking to pursue a career or occupation in logistics 

  • Ready, Willing, and Able to commit to a 4-week training

  • For more information please send an email at ICL@centrefornewcomers.ca

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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. To attend or for more information click below.  

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DIGITAL

DISCOVERY DAY

DECEMBER 8, 2023

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join SAIT and CFN for a thrilling Digital Discovery Day. Meet our Product Owners and explore a diverse range of Digital Programs, Career Support tools
and Financial Aid designed to ensure your success beyond the classroom!
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to be held at the Centre for Newcomers.

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UNMASK DISABILITY!

Introductory Night

DECEMBER 16, 2023

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Unmask Disability is a program designed for immigrant families with children facing mental and physical disabilities. The goal of this project is to offer a series of presentations and workshops that help parents navigate the various services and supports available to them.

 We're dedicated to supporting the community to embrace this challenge and creating a more inclusive and caring environment

For more info contact 403-477-6836

or click the link below to register.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 20, 2024, 

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Struggle is Your Success (SIYS) is a 5-week entrepreneurship program offered to youth ages 14 to 24 years old. This program helps youth discover, develop, and set goals to achieve their full potential by engaging them in a variety of activity-based entrepreneurship activities to help them to problem solve, shift their mindset, and build their self-confidence.

 

The entrepreneurship program will also teach youth the importance of planning, researching and teamwork! Youth will receive a certificate of completion for attending the 5-week workshop and be partner with an entrepreneur to offer mentorship.

 

Food and drinks will be provided!

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HOSTING UKRAINIAN FAMILIES

ONGOING

Anyone who can host a Ukrainian family temporally.

  • Help Ukrainian refugee families settle in Canada.

  • Spread kindness to the people of Ukraine who ran from their homes due to war.

  • Help newcomers who are looking for a place to call home.

 

For more info or to host a family, contact 587-832-2913 or click below to send us an email

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VOLUNTEER-LED ESL (VESL)

AFTERNOON AND EVENING SESSIONS AVAILABLE

Come practise and develop your English skills in a small and fun group setting. Make friends with people from around the world.  Learn more about resources to help you with your settlement in Calgary.​

 

Afternoon (offered in person) and Monday evening sessions online from 6:30PM – 8:30PM are available depending on your level.

For more info contact Elaine Mew at

403-539-5854.

Click the link below to register.

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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. 

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