On Tuesday September 22, Twenty three professionals from various immigrant serving agencies took part in a training titled, “Easier than You Think”. The training was facilitated by Diana Wark from Calgary Sexual Health Centre. The purpose was to help service providers support parents as they discuss healthy bodies and healthy relationships with their children. Immigrant Services Calgary is a member …
Did you know about these September festivals?
Navratri (September 25 – October 3, 2014) is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word Navratri means the ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit/ The nine nights are dedicated to the three main goddesses of Hinduism. Navratri is separated into sets of three days.
First three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, the Goddess of power and energy.
Next three days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
The final three days belong to Goddess Saraswati who is worshipped to acquire spiritual knowledge.
Navratri is an important major festival and is celebrated with great zeal all over India.
Alberta Premier Dave Hancock signed labour mobility agreement-in-principle with Nova Scotia premier Stephen McNeil. This agreement will allow apprenticeship training transferable between Alberta and Nova Scotia. This will improve the recognition of in-province training, allow for the recognition of apprenticeship work experience hours, and enhance labour mobility for apprentices in both Alberta and Nova Scotia. For more information please visit: http://alberta.ca/release.cfm?xid=3702029b08264-c42a-aad7-604244db603d31f9
As of September 1, 2014, Alberta’s general minimum wage will increase from $9.95 to $10.20 per hour. The liquor server minimum wage will rise from $9.05 to $9.20 per hour. A $1 per hour differential recognizes that liquor servers typically earn tips. About 1.5 per cent of Alberta’s employees that is approximately 25,700 people, earn minimum wage. To compare, 6.8 …
Immigrant Services Calgary Youth Volunteer Program (YVP)’s Youth Ammbassadors Team Training on arts and crafts.
We at Senior Program at Immigrant Services Calgary do not miss any opportunity to organize our valued senior clients to have fun.
Events such as outside picnic, stampede, or even a walk in the park are just a fraction of what we do here!
It is National Seniors Day on October 1st of every year.
We at Immigrant Services Calgary participate in fantastic celebration with our seniors on National Seniors Day.
Here is a photo diary of what transpired on National Seniors Day 2013.
For our seniors, Immigrant Services Calgary provides a a variety of different workshops and educational classes.
Here are a few pictures of our programs:
Every year Immigrant Services Calgary hosts a grand party for our seniors. We are happy to share the memories we created in 2013 Christmas.
Anti-crime programs that focus on gangs, bullying, drugs, and internet safety will help young people in Alberta sort fact from fiction.The most recent Civil Forfeiture Fund (CFF) grants support 15 projects throughout Alberta, including the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre which received a two-year $500,000 grant.The YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre is an interactive facility that supports youth by helping them strengthen their knowledge of the tough issues of their time, make positive life choices, and become responsible citizens in their communities.CFF grants support community initiatives aimed at children, youth, and families at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity, including gang involvement and those at-risk of being a victim of crime. A total of $2.8 million in grants support community crime prevention and victims’ services projects.