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How You Can Support Afghan Refugees

At Centre for Newcomers, we are dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees of all nationalities in Calgary and we invite you to be a part of this.

As you may know, the Taliban have regained control of Afghanistan with girls and women facing violence and intimidation. This has forced thousands of its citizens to flee their homes and country, fearing for their lives. In response to this, the Federal Government has announced the resettlement of 20,000 Afghan refugees to Canada.

As Canada welcomes vulnerable Afghan refugees, we at the Centre for Newcomers ask for your help in support of their resettlement to Calgary.

There are many things you can do to support. Here are some examples:

1.Monetary donation

Please use the form available to make a donation

2. Volunteer with the Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative

Be part of creating a welcoming environment for newcomers to Canada by contributing your time and sharing your skills. To donate your time please call 403-569-3325 or email us at

3. Non-perishable food donations

Donate culturally comforting food to help our newcomers feel at home. The Culturally Comforting Food Hampers are customized food hampers based on an individual/ family’s dietary needs. They are customized depending on the number of individuals and their ethnicity. To make a donation contact

4. Clothing and household Item donation

Donate new or like new household items and clothing: Women In Need Society

Following the successes of the Calgary COVID Care Table operated by the Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative where 50,000 vulnerable newcomers and racialized Calgarians served, CENC will use the same model to assist in the resettlement of Afghani refugees.

Please see for more information.


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