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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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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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PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SESSION

FEBRUARY 4, 2023

2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

IN-PERSON 

Open to ages 8-13 years old.

The event will include drawing a picture from scratch and learning different techniques within the art world. This session aims to bring together different age groups and young minds interested in art and drawing.

For more info email

 j.suleman@centrefornewcomers.ca

or click the link below to register.

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB

EVERY WEDNESDAY

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Practice English language skills

Receive information about relevant Settlement information and services

Make new connections

 

Registered participants will receive a link to join the session on zoom. For more information contract ​

403-831-5126 or click the link below to register.

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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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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.

For more information, please send an email to info@centrefornewcomers.ca

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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

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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Parenting in Canada

FEBRUARY 9, 2023

5:00 PM- 7:00 PM 

The workshop will cover information on different parenting styles and parents will learn how to connect their cultural values with Canadian expectations.

click the link below to register.

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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

403-536-8242

or send us an email at  kitchentraining@centrefornewcomers.ca 

if you know someone who will benefit from the program.

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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.

For more information please send an email at

 SOS@centrefornewcomers.ca 

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GOOD USE OF 

YOUR MONEY

ONGOING 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.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM –

ELP (FOR UKRAINIANS)

JANUARY 30 – MAY 19, 2023

 

AFTERNOON CLASSES:

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

MONDAY – FRIDAY

 

EVENING CLASS:

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

MONDAY – THURSDAY

These formal classes will incorporate the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

For questions contact Zohra Rahim: 

403-923-3944 or click the link below to register.

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FILING INCOME TAX RETURN IN 2023

(In Mandarin)

FEBRUARY 17, 2023

7:00 PM- 9:00 PM 

Join CFN for an Income Tax workshop and learn:

  • What is Income Tax Return (ITR) and why people need to file their ITR?

  • Slips and documents you need to keep for ITR

  • Community Resources for ITR

  • Taxes related to rentals, capital gains/loss, uber drivers, tips and other small business income.

  • Tax related to newcomers, international student and work permit holders

  • How to minimize your tax

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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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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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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