EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
HOSTING UKRAINIAN FAMILIES
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
PROFESSIONAL PAINTING SESSION
FEBRUARY 4, 2023
2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
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
or click the link below to register.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB
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.
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
Click the link below to register.
WORK IN ALBERTA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAM
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
or send us an email at email@example.com
if you know someone who will benefit from the program.
YOUR ONLINE JOB SEARCH (SOS)
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
GOOD USE OF
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.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM –
ELP (FOR UKRAINIANS)
JANUARY 30 – MAY 19, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
MONDAY – FRIDAY
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.
FILING INCOME TAX RETURN IN 2023
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.
INTRODUCTION TO CANADIAN LOGISTICS
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
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
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.
Please continue to check our volunteer page for upcoming schedule. For more information click below.
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.