Zeljko

Gradual Assimilation – Zeljko Dragicevic I’m just basically part of the fabric of this place. It just happened that I came a few months after this place was opened as a client from the Balkans. I was placed in the basement to sleep for the first eight days with no daylight, and still, by sheer […]

Fariborz

And they said, “My God! What did you guys do?” – Fariborz Birjandian What were the obstacles in building this house? First, we were a very small organization, we had a budget of about $800,000 altogether, and then you want to embark on a project of millions of dollars, and to sustain it, you needed […]

Ukrainian Rural Alberta Attraction Program

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Ukrainian Rural Alberta Attraction Program SERVICE DETAIL Ukrainian Rural Alberta Attraction Program The Ukrainian Rural Alberta Attraction Program is a collaboration between CCIS and the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA). We work together with employers, municipalities, and non-profits across Alberta to match and support arrivals from Ukraine in moving to rural, small, and […]

Empowering Newcomer Professionals for Careers in Sustainability Program

Empowering Newcomer Professionals for Careers in Sustainability Program SERVICE DETAIL Empowering Newcomer Professionals for Careers in Sustainability Program The “Empowering Newcomer Professionals for Careers in Sustainability” program is strategically designed to align with Alberta’s net-zero trajectory, ensuring that foreign-trained newcomer professionals can integrate successfully into the workforce and contribute meaningfully to the province’s sustainability goals. […]

Community Based Research

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Community Based Research SERVICE DETAIL Community Based Research CCIS frequently collaborates with mainstream systems, organizations and institutions to support their efforts in serving Alberta’s increasingly diverse populations, engaging meaningfully with sectors such as academia, public health, criminal justice, education, and family violence. Our work at CCIS revolves around: the principles of cultural safety, and addressing […]

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)

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Family Support for Children with Disabilities SERVICE DETAIL Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) CCIS has an established fee-for-service agreement with FSCD to offer first language services and a culturally informed approach to families with an open FSCD file. CCIS’s trained Triple P Practitioners provide services in first language, and with a lens on […]

Mentoring Circles & Networking Events for Newcomer Entrepreneurs 

Mentoring Circle & Networking Events for Newcomer Entrepreneurs

Mentoring Circles & Networking Events for Newcomer Entrepreneurs SERVICE DETAIL Mentoring Circles & Networking Events for Newcomer Entrepreneurs Our Mentoring Circles & Networking Events offer opportunities for newcomer entrepreneurs to learn about business fundamentals directly from community experts. Participants will have the chance to ask questions, participate in group discussions and workshops. At the networking […]

Francophone Services

Francophone Services SERVICE DETAIL Francophone Services With the objective of ensuring that French-speaking newcomers receive high-quality services in Canada’s second official language, CCIS has partnered with three (3) Francophone organizations in Calgary; Centre d`Accueil des Nouveaux Arrivants Francophones (CANAF), Cite des Rocheuses and Portail De L’immigrant Association (PIA), to facilitate and support francophone newcomers in […]

Land of Dreams

Land of Dreams URBAN FARMING Land of Dreams The Land of Dreams is an urban farming initiative located on Treaty 7 territory in Southeast Mohkinstsis (Calgary). The project brings community, social connection, and food together in an exciting way. It is a partnership with refugees and newcomers that offers a unique opportunity to build connections […]

Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC)

Language Instruction for Newcomers

Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) SERVICE DETAIL Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) We offer 21 day and evening, full-time and part-time classes. LINC is a free-of-charge, federally funded program for permanent residents and convention refugees, 18 years and older. Canadian citizens are not eligible. Goals CCIS strives to deliver programs that provide highly motivated adults with […]

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