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Immigrant Youth Outreach Project (IYOP)

Immigrant Youth Outreach Project (IYOP)


Immigrant Youth Outreach Project (IYOP)

Our youth outreach program is designed for immigrant youth between the ages of 15-24. We can connect with you at our office location downtown, or at a select number of high schools. Our aim is to help you build relationships with others who share your interests or challenges. Known as the Immigrant Youth Outreach Project or IYOP, we invite you to discover all the fun and interesting things we have to offer.

Programs and Services at IYOP

Ugh...I Have Homework

Bring your homework to our office and receive help with all high school core subjects.  Our volunteers and staff are there for you.  Should you also need a quiet place to study, drop in any time during office hours.

Look for our office at #100A  |  315-10 Avenue SE

Our hours:

Thursday | 11 am – 7pm

Friday | 11 am – 7pm

Saturday | Noon – 4 pm

To serve you better, and based on times and schedules, staff could be available for appointments outside the drop-in hours.

Just in case we forget to mention it when we see you, we will not be open any Saturday of a long week-end.

We are Coming To Your School

When you have questions about school, family, employment or anything at all, our in-school support staff has the answers, and if we don’t, we will get them for you.

Wondering about course selection or the transition to post-secondary, well, worry no more.                                    

Come and talk to us if you go to the following schools:

  1. Forest Lawn High School
  2. Lester B. Pearson High School
  3. Crescent Heights High School
  4. James Fowler High School

Workshops Your Might Actually Enjoy

We know that the last thing you want to do is sit through a boring presentation.  That’s why we try to make them fun, engaging and very topical. Topics include:

  1. Girls Empowerment
  2. Public Speaking (it’s not as difficult as you might think it is)
  3. Developing Good Study Habits
  4. Mental Wellness
    and so much more.

Workshops are conducted at our office location throughout the school year.

Volunteer With Others!

There are so many great ways to connect with others while giving back to your community.  Volunteering can build confidence and will help you develop skills you can use in the future.  It’s a great way to gain experience to add to your resume.  

We can arrange volunteer opportunities that best suit your needs and interests.

Call us for more information: 403.298.9764

Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks

We understand that long breaks from school can be amazing, but only when you have fun things to fill your time.  During school breaks in the winter, spring and summer, we plan workshops, invite guest speakers to present, design group volunteering activities, travel to fun places in the city, work on art projects, or book dancing and cooking lessons.  Each season is different, and it’s always exciting! Winter and Spring breaks are usually 4-5 full days of activities, while summer break lasts two (2) full weeks!

Call us for more information: 403.298.9764

Upcoming Events

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Heading Out & About

You may have visited the zoo, or the Science Centre, or Banff…but not with your friends and fellow youth participants. Come along for the ride as we head out to all the cool places around the city.

No Computer? No Problem!

Need to work on an assignment from home and you don’t have access to a computer? No worries! Borrow a laptop. We also have printers and the internet available for use at our office-convenient for printing resumes and homework assignments.

Finding a Part-time Job

When you first start looking for a part-time or full-time job, it can be very confusing. We can refer you to groups, individuals or on-line resources which will help you better understand the kind of job you might be suited for, and how to start a job search.


Make A Direct Impact on Your Community by Donating to CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society).

We acknowledge all donors who contribute so generously to CCIS. Your contribution honours the courage and resiliency of Alberta’s newest residents.

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