Request For Proposal: Survival Skills & Positive Masculinity



Survival Skills & Positive Masculinity Instructor

Proposals due: Open until all suitable contractors found


About Centre for Newcomers


Since 1988 the Centre for Newcomers (CFN) has been a key resource for immigrants and refugees of all nationalities in Calgary. A not-for-profit, charity organization, CFN views the integration of newcomers as a two-way process of experience, influence and impact between newcomers and the communities that welcome them. CFN’s vision is a community that values diversity, in which people of all backgrounds find and create opportunities to fulfill dreams and participate fully as citizens. Our mission is to support newcomers and the receiving community in becoming a diverse, united community, through services and initiatives that create conditions of success for newcomers and that foster a welcoming environment in Calgary.


We believe that by welcoming newcomers, and supporting them to settle and integrate, by working collaboratively and in partnership, with a workplace culture that is founded on respect, cooperation and trust, we are making a positive difference in the lives of all Calgarians.


We are looking for:


  • Adult male instructors/trainers only

  • Proof of expertise in subject matter

  • Able to train via zoom or similar free platform until COVID restrictions are fully lifted

  • Able to train in person once COVID restrictions are lifted preferred but not necessary

  • Must be fluent in English and preference will be given to those who are conversational in one of the following languages:

  • Arabic, Amharic, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Somali, South Sudanese languages (Bari, Dinka, Nuer, and Zande), Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Urdu, Vietnamese



Scope of Work

Curriculum must focus on:


  • Positive masculinity (vs toxic masculinity)

  • Survival training/techniques for self defense

  • Be 1 standalone session (vs a series of sessions)

  • Be a maximum of 2 hours in length


Please provide us with:


  • Proof of expertise

  • Outline of session

  • Length of session

  • Cost per session

  • Availability

  • Preferred online platform

  • Languages spoken



Contact Information


For questions or concerns connected to this RFP, please contact:

Rabah Swaidek

Fund Development & Government Relations Associate

Centre for Newcomers

r.swaidek@centrefornewcomers.ca

403-569-3325 ext 221