EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SELF-DEFENCE 

ONGOING REGISTRATION

 In collaboration with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) and The Immigrant Educational Society (TIES), this workshop is intended to teach empowerment and self-defence skills to people who have been or potentially could be impacted by racialized, xenophobic, or other discriminatory scenarios. 

For more information and to register for upcoming events click below.

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ENGLISH
CONVERSATION CLUB

WEDNESDAYS

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join CFN and presenter Barb Ferguson every Wednesday for our virtual  Conversation Club.  Practice English language skills and receive information about relevant settlement information and services.

For more information and to register click below.

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FAMILY VIOLENCE

& CLARE'S LAW

OCTOBER 27, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:30 AM

Join CFN and Staff Lawyer Grace Ajele, Domestic Violence Family Law Program at Calgary Legal Guidance for a workshop covering the following topics:

  • what is family violence?

  • What can you do if you are experiencing family violence?

  • What is Clare's Law?

  • How to apply for disclosure under Clare's Law

To register click the link below.

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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 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. 

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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.  

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CUSTOMER SERVICE CARES

ONGOING REGISTRATION

CFN & Women In Need Society are excited to launch Customer Service Cares, a 4-week program for newcomers that develops customer service language and job search skills for the retail or warehouse workforce. 

For more information and to register click below.

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MULTICULTURAL PEER

MENTORSHIP FOR PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM

OCTOBER 2021 COHORT

OCT. 11 - NOV. 15, 2021

VIRTUAL

The MPMP is a 4-month program that matches mentors working as professionals in their industry with mentees (skilled immigrants) who are professionals requiring opportunities and guidance to find employment in Canada.

Eligible mentors:

  • Professionally trained

  • Previously or currently working in your profession in Canada

  • Willing to commit to 2 mentoring meetings a month for 4 months

  • Willing to join other program activities

Eligible mentees:

  • Professionally trained

  • Legally able to work in Canada

  • Ready to start working at any time

  • Willing to commit time to attend mentoring meetings

  • Follow up with career actions and attend program activities

 

For application package and t​o learn more click the link below.

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CANADIAN

CULTURE CLUB

VIRTUAL SPRING INTAKE

Connect with others who have moved to Canada and born Canadians to learn more about life in Canada and Calgary – so that your settlement journey is less of a challenge than it has to be.

 

Share your own experiences of moving to Canada and what you have learned about settling in Canada – all Virtually!

 

For more information and to register click below.

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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.

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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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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.​

  • VESL is offered online via zoom

  • Afternoon and evening sessions are available depending on your level.

For more info contact ElaineMew at

403-539-5854. Click the link below to register.

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CFN & HARMONY BEEF

 VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT

OCTOBER 21, 2021

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Harmony Beef, in partnership with CFN is hiring for the following positions: ​

  • Harmony Beef is hiring for the following positions:

  • General Laborer: Entry Level (HB will train the candidates)

  • Custodian: Entry Level (HB will train the candidates)

  • Meat Cutter: Entry Level (HB will train the candidates)

  • Plumber: Journeyman-Experienced professional

  • Fabrication Supervisor – Experienced professional

  • Warehouse/Distribution Superintendent - Experienced professional

To learn more about this opportunity and to register today click the link below.

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SUCCEEDING IN

YOUR ONLINE JOB  SEARCH (SOS)

Ongoing

Are you an immigrant job seeker with low technology or computer skills? Do you have difficulty with English? Have you been experiencing distress due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Do you want to be able to successfully apply for online jobs?

 

CFN'S Succeeding in Online Job Search (SOS) offers one week of digital upskilling workshop using online job application platforms, one week of intensive one-on-one or group coaching and employer connection support.

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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:

 

         

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