CFN’s Indigenous Education for Newcomers Program

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Nowadays, Canada’s immigration policy is among the most welcoming worldwide. Every year, we welcome new immigrants to Canada. Waves of immigration and settlement forced many Indigenous peoples away from their traditional lands and disrupted their traditional ways of life. As a newcomer to Canada, it is important for you to learn about the history. The Centre for Newcomers (CFN) runs …

More Federal Support for Youth Employment

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth, affecting their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans. In addition to the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), the Canadian government has recently announced up to $11.6 million for a project run by Simon Fraser University. The project will provide paid research and skill development opportunities to more than 1,400 …

Wordfest Calgary Sep – Dec 2020

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Last Thursday, we explored the importance of reading in one of our “English Learning Tips” articles. In this article, let’s take a look at this event happening in Calgary right now, which is perfect for kindling (or rekindling) your passion for reading. Wordfest is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization that produces one of Canada’s largest international literary festivals, taking place …

Build a Book Bag – Calgary Public Library

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“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”– Sir Richard Steele Did you know that the Calgary Public Library offers a program called “Build a Book Bag”? Through this free program, you can request recommended staff titles under your preferable type of materials. Mystery, romance, sci-fi, …you name it! Simply choose a genre and a book in …

Pride Week August 28 – September 6

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It’s almost Pride Week (August 28 – September 6)! Pride Week leads up to the Pride festival and parade, which usually takes place on Labour Day long weekend. Thousands would gather in celebration of gender and sexual diversity. This year, due to health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th anniversary of Calgary Pride has been reimagined. Calgary Pride …

PlayCity — Free App for Meeting New People

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New in Calgary and looking to make new friends? PlayCity is for you! PlayCity is a free app that connects you with others who are interested in the same activities – from a hiking buddy to a tennis partner! Use PlayCity if you wish to: Meet others from all backgrounds that share a similar healthy interest with you; Start conversations, …

Directions for Immigrants: Fundamentals of Engineering

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Directions for Immigrants is hosting a study group  – Fundamentals of Engineering, for engineers starting in September. The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is a study group that focuses on assisting internationally educated engineers in reviewing competencies as outlined by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. There are facilitated sessions that focus on the fundamentals of engineering and …