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EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

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SEWING CLASSES

MARCH 5 - MAY 3, 2024

FRIDAYS  |  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Welcome to CFN's sewing class!

Whether you're just starting or want to improve your skills, our class provides a friendly space to learn and make beautiful things. Our experienced instructor Karolina Goldyn will lead you through fun and supportive sessions where you'll learn exciting stitching techniques.

Sewing teaches important values like patience, attention to detail, and problem-solving. It is a wonderful way to connect with others and share your passion.

Join us and discover the art of sewing, pick up new skills, and meet fellow sewing enthusiasts. Let's sew together and unleash our creativity!

For more call 403-477-6836

or click the link below to register.

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SPEECH PATHOLOGY

MAY 3, 2024

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a day of growth and empowerment, where we'll explore the transformative impact of speech therapy on children's lives. Whether your child is facing challenges with speech, language, or communication, our dedicated team is here to support them every step of the way.

Click the link below to register.

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SPOON CARVING WORKSHOP

MAY 9, 2024

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A spoon is an ordinary tool that is part of our everyday lives. From stirring our first cup of coffee in the morning to scrapping the last bits of food in the evening, it has become entwined in eating and socializing. Wooden spoons have been around for a while, and they are easy to make, even for beginners.

Join Carlos Roache from the Alcove Centre for the Arts for a spoon carving workshop! Participants will have an opportunity to learn the basic techniques of wood carving by creating their own wooden spoon! All first- and second-generation newcomer youth are welcome. Due to limited space, youth must be registered before attending the workshop.

 click the link below to register.

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INFORMATION SESSION:

GETTING DRIVER'S LICENSE & NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF AUTO INSURANCE

MAY 15, 2024

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Discover the step-by-step process for obtaining your driver's license in Alberta.

  • Learn about the Class 7 and Class 5 tests

  • Get tips on how to pass your road test

  • Tips for driving in bad weather conditions in Alberta

  • Learn about the various services available at registries

  • Understand the different types of insurance available for drivers

Participants will feel confident to efficiently utilize registry services as well as gain comprehensive knowledge on the mentioned topics.

Click the link below to register.

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CENTRE FOR NEWCOMERS & CALGARY STAMPEDE ARE HIRING FOR STAMPEDE 2024 SEASON

MAY 24 - JUNE 14, 2024

9:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Are you looking for an opportunity to work for “The Calgary Stampede - The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”?

The Centre for Newcomers will be supporting the vendor compost program during the Calgary Stampede and is looking to hire candidates who are: 

  • 18 years or older.

  • Physically fit; must lift 50 pounds occasionally. Individuals must be able to stand, walk, stretch, kneel, crouch, and work outdoors.

 

 Salary: $19.00 per hour

This will be 11 working days commencing on July 5, 2024.

 

If you are interested, please click the link below to register and book an interview.

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LET’S PAINT YOUTH EXHIBITION 

MAY 31, 2024

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the youth from CFN's Let's Paint program for their first group exhibition! At the closing reception, a large-scale canvas will be available for anyone who wants to participate in a group mural project, using various paints and mixed media.

Additionally, an artist panel of six youths will be presented on stage and gift certificates will be awarded to each youth who attended the Let's Paint program. Food, drinks, and prizes will be provided, so bring your friends and family to help us celebrate the achievements of the youth in this program.

 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 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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AFGHAN AND VULNERABLE WOMEN’S RESILIENCY

APRIL 15 – JULY 12, 2024

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM - 4:00 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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HEARTS OF FREEDOM:

Stories of Southeast Asian Refugees Museum Exhibition

MAY 3 –10, 2024

This exhibition focuses on the incredible stories of Southeast Asian refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The impact of the Vietnam War, the Lao Secret War, and the Cambodian Genocide forced millions to flee their homelands and to seek safety in other countries. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has a right to life, liberty, and security of person; and the right to seek and enjoy asylum from persecution in other countries. These courageous refugees risked their lives, journeyed to different host countries, and travelled thousands of miles to Canada. The exhibition tells the stories of these survivors, in their own words and through their unique perspectives, adding to the fabric of the Canadian history of immigration.

Join us on May 4, 2024, from 11 am - 3:30 pm for the showing of the film Passage to Freedom, which features powerful oral histories of Southeast Asian refugees who made dangerous journeys from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam to Canada.

Light lunch included: Please reserve your seats for the free event by April 20th, limited seating available.

 

Click the link below to register.

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HOW TO SAVE MORE FROM ENMAX BILLS 

MAY 9, 2024

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Being energy-wise involves being aware of how you are using your energy and taking steps to change  behaviours or alter your surroundings to reduce your energy footprint.

 Click the link below to register.

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THE DOLLAR DETECTIVES

MAY 21 - JULY 11, 2024

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you interested in securing your financial future? If yes, then check out Dollar Detectives!

 Join us and our financial coaches to learn about budgeting, earning, and money management. Our program is designed to help you understand the essentials of building a solid financial foundation. You will learn about Finance Fundamentals, the Career Essential Toolkit, and Working in Finance and Professional Environments.

Click the link below to register.

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CELEBRATION OF ARTS!

MAY 25, 2024

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come and join us for a lovely afternoon of celebrating the joy of creative expression in our young people!

 We will have a few dance performances by our ballet and breakdancing classes, as well as some of Alberta Ballet’s dance school students. Additionally, beautiful art created by our youth painting group will be on display for you to enjoy. 

 Click the link below to register.

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YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

JUNE - JULY 2024

WEEKLY ZOOM SESSION

Join us as a Youth Ambassador to share your ideas, experiences, and expertise!

The WRAPCAP program at the Centre For Newcomers, Calgary, wants to invite you to join us to help identify service gaps and craft innovative solutions to fill these gaps. This is a chance for your voice to be heard and reflected in the development of newcomer youth programming in the future.

Through a series of 1.5-hour weekly zoom sessions running for 8 weeks starting in June, you will work through real-life case files with other youth and co-design tools to address the pertaining issues while developing leadership and communication skills along the way. This is also a great opportunity for you to connect with other youth, organizations, and businesses across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the NWT.

If you are between the ages 16-25 and are passionate about engaging with settlement, non-settlement, industry, and government organizations to share your experience with settlement services in Canada, sign up today!

 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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FIRE SAFETY INFORMATION SESSION

MAY 2, 2024

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

According to Statistics Canada, 3 in 4 fire-related deaths in 2021 occurred in a residential fire. Seniors are the highest risk.  Over 1 in 10 residential fires occur without a smoke alarm.

 The Fire Safety Information Session will help identify hazards and prevent dangers at home.

 

Click the link below to register.

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STRUGGLE IS YOUR SUCCESS (SIYS) ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

PROGRAM

MAY 7 – JUNE 4, 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 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 and a small gift for attending the 5-week workshop and be paired with an entrepreneur who will provide mentorship.

Food and drinks will be provided! 

 click the link below to register.

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EXPLORE KAYAKING! 2024

MAY 12 | MAY 19 | JUNE 2

JUNE 9 | JUNE 23 | JULY 7

 JULY 21 | JULY 28 | AUGUST 4

AUGUST 18 | AUGUST 25

GROUP 1: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM

GROUP 2: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

CFN and AQ Outdoors are working together to provide another amazing summer of FREE family kayaking opportunities on the Glenmore Reservoir! All necessary equipment will be provided.

 No previous experience with kayaking or swimming is required. 

*Personal flotation devices will be used*

 click the link below to register.

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FINANCIAL SCAMS AND FRAUDS

MAY 23, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The session aims to provide newcomers with information on common financial scams and frauds, as well as tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.

 Click the link below to register.

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HOW TO BECOME A CANADIAN CITIZEN

MAY 30, 2024

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Participants will gain knowledge about the requirements and eligibility criteria for obtaining Canadian citizenship.

 For more information call 403-300-1855 or click the link below to register.

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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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VOLUNTEER-LED ESL (VESL)

MORNING AND AFTERNOON 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.​

 

Morning and afternoon in-person classes 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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