Resources for Seniors and Their Caregivers

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Updates

Older Canadians are at a higher risk of developing serious complications if they were to contract COVID-19. The following resources are from the Government of Canada to learn how you can prevent COVID-19 and find tips on taking care of your physical and mental health. Lower the chance of getting sick If you’re at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it’s …

Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2020

Nicole Haddad Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Do you know what we celebrate tomorrow June 27 in Canada? The government of Canada declared June 27 as the Canadian Multiculturalism Day in 2002. This year, join a virtual celebration to mark the Canadian Multiculturalism day. Check out virtual activities across the country here: What is “Multiculturalism”? It’s “the presence of, or support for the presence of, several …

Prime Minister Announces Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)

Michelle MakM Newcomer Information, Updates

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 25, 2020, the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which will support post-secondary students and recent graduates who volunteers to serve in their communities’ and gain valuable experience at the same time. The CSSG will provide these volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number …

Free Canada Day Activity Kit

Lisa Cai Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

We will be at three different locations (see the attached poster) distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children. Come pick up an activity kit tomorrow, June 25th from 4-6 pm. We will be at three different distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children, while supplies last. We want you to: Play, have fun with your kids; …

Canada Ranked One of the Safest Countries during COVID-19

Lisa Cai Fun Facts, Newcomer Information, Updates

In a newly published study, researchers have ranked Canada as one of the safest countries in the world during COVID-19. Data were grouped into 6 top-level categories describing the health and economic status of each region: COVID-19 Quarantine Efficiency COVID-19 Government Efficiency of Risk Management COVID-19 Monitoring and Detection COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 Health Readiness COVID-19 Regional Resiliency 20 countries …

Minister Kenney and Minister of State Uppal issue statement on Vaisakhi – Canada News Centre

Settlement ISC Settlement & Community News, Settlement News

Minister Kenney and Minister of State Uppal issue statement on Vaisakhi Ottawa, April 14, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Vaisakhi: “Today, Sikhs in Canada and around the world will celebrate Vaisakhi, one of the most important dates for members of the …

Volunteering at ISC

Settlement ISC Volunteers

The Volunteer Program responds to those who have a passion for helping immigrants adjust to their new life here in Calgary. As a volunteer, whether you are accompanying a client to an important doctor’s appointment, coaching an individual on how to write a resume, or helping our staff in the office, you will be contributing to the successful integration of newcomers to Calgary. Some of the volunteer job positions include:
Cultural Translator, Cultural Interpreter, Employment Coach, Special Events Volunteer, Office Support Volunteer, Income Tax Volunteer, Children’s Programs Volunteer, Workshop Assistant

Which Level of Government Do You Speak with?

Settlement ISC Fun Facts

Elected representatives represent the interests of the people to the three levels of government; the municipal (City of Calgary), provincial (Government of Alberta) and federal (Government of Canada) governments. For example, if you have a concern about snow removal or roads in your neighbourhood, you can contact your city Councillor, who is your representative to the City of Calgary. If you have a concern about healthcare or education, you contact your Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), who is your representative to the Government of Alberta. Finally, if you have a concern about issues such as citizenship and immigration or criminal justice you would contact your Member of Parliament (MP), your representative to the Government of Canada.

Start-up Visa Program: Get your business idea funded

Settlement ISC Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement & Community News

On July 16, 2014 Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander welcomed the first two successful applicants under the Start-up Visa Program, which is designed to attract more entrepreneurs and create jobs for Canadians. The Start-up Visa Program launched on April 1, 2013 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is the first of its kind in the world! It brings together …

Important Things to Do After Arriving in Calgary

Settlement ISC Fun Facts, Settlement & Community News

It can be scary and confusing moving to a new country. We here at Immigrant Services Calgary have prepared a check list for you, so you will not forget a single thing. Making your life easier one bullet point at a time. Checklist for your first few weeks: • Exchange you money for Canadian currency • Find temporary accommodation • …