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Stay in the loop with our What’s New page, your go-to source for the latest developments, success stories, and impactful initiatives as we continue to empower newcomers and foster inclusivity in the heart of Calgary. Explore the vibrant tapestry of our community’s journey toward new opportunities and shared accomplishments.

History professor Glen Ryland lends a helping hand around Calgary

History professor Glen Ryland lends a helping hand around Calgary

As a history professor at Mount Royal University, Glen Ryland teaches students about the world around them. But it’s his connections with students that have led to his engagement with

Alberta will vaccinate 2,000 employees at Cargill meat packing plant

Alberta will vaccinate 2,000 employees at Cargill meat packing plant

Alberta intends to offer vaccines to about 2,000 meat-packing employees at their worksite this month as part of an effort to target citizens most at risk of contracting the coronavirus

Prairie program set up to help foreign workers

Prairie program set up to help foreign workers

The initiative includes providing information sessions for workers about illness prevention and personal protection Fourteen groups across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have partnered in a nearly $2 million project

Q&A: Reunification and domestic violence in the Filipino community

Q&A: Reunification and domestic violence in the Filipino community

A candid conversation about Filipino family violence Danielle Nerman · CBC News

Exiled: Syrians in Canada look back on 10 years of civil war

Exiled: Syrians in Canada look back on 10 years of civil war

Some were imprisoned or tortured by the Assad regime. Others fled religious persecution as extremism took hold.

TDCALA program helps temporary foreign workers in Taber, Warner and County of 40-Mile navigate pandemic

TDCALA program helps temporary foreign workers in Taber, Warner and County of 40-Mile navigate pandemic

Ryan Dahlman Mar 2, 2021 Updated 22 hrs ago The regulations surrounding the pandemic are a whirlwind of changes and updates for Alberta residents.

Migrant workers at Red Deer slaughterhouse say they’ve felt unfair blame amid growing COVID-19 outbreak

Migrant workers at Red Deer slaughterhouse say they’ve felt unfair blame amid growing COVID-19 outbreak

445 cases of COVID-19 and one death are now linked to the Olymel pork plant Joel Dryden, Sarah Rieger · CBC News

MEDIA RELEASE – $400,000 USD partnership announcement between CCIS and Cargill

$400,000 USD partnership announcement between CCIS and Cargill (Calgary, February4, 2021) Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) and Cargill USA are excited to announce a three-year, $400,000 USD partnership to provide

What Canada can learn from Germany’s mass, unplanned migration

What Canada can learn from Germany’s mass, unplanned migration

Five years ago, more than a million refugees arrived in Germany. Today, many are working full-time. Here are the lessons Canada can learn from what went right—and wrong—in Germany.

Pandemic intensifies silent sorrow of Canada’s asylum seekers

Pandemic intensifies silent sorrow of Canada’s asylum seekers

By Rachel Watts Culture shock, social isolation and other hurdles have always taken a heavy toll on the mental health of refugees — and the pandemic could drive many to

Cochrane’s Syrian refugees adapting well four years after arrival

Cochrane’s Syrian refugees adapting well four years after arrival

Nov 26, 2020 4:30 PM By: Chelsea Kemp“I know that I grew older and faster than I should have, but I got so much out of it,” Shahd said. “It

COVID showed Cargill workers’ resilience

COVID showed Cargill workers’ resilience

BY ANDREW EHRKAMP, CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS EDMONTON -- The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles of

At Alberta meat plant, COVID-19 put Catholic social teaching into action

At Alberta meat plant, COVID-19 put Catholic social teaching into action

BY ANDREW EHRKAMP, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE EDMONTON, Alberta - The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America may be one of the biggest lessons in the Catholic social principles

Urban farm reaps bountiful harvest

Urban farm reaps bountiful harvest

BY QUINTON AMUNDSON, THE CATHOLIC REGISTER CALGARY - Year two of the Land of Dreams’ 30-acre urban farm in southeast Calgary has brought twice the bounty of the first.

High River outbreak showed workers’ vulnerability and resilience

High River outbreak showed workers’ vulnerability and resilience

By Andrew Ehrkamp, Grandin Media Catholic Alberta October 9, 2020 The largest single outbreak of COVID-19 in North America

Race-based data must be collected to help fight COVID-19, advocates say

Race-based data must be collected to help fight COVID-19, advocates say

Demographic data could help target resources for those in need, but there's a risk Bryan Labby · CBC News ·

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