Free Coding Workshops for Youth

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Schulich Ignite is a free 8-week program that introduces high school students to the fundamentals of coding. No experience is required to join! These sessions are led by University of Calgary student mentors. During these weekly sessions, you will learn the fundamentals of coding with lots of hands-on experience. You are grouped with a mentor who can help you out …

2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

The 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit is happening next week, September 28 to 30! This is the ultimate free event for well-being and wellness conscious women! Learn how to become more confident, inspired, and empowered through self-defense secrets from 26 top self-defense experts in the world. Check out the detailed agenda and how to register here: https://womensselfdefensesummit.com * Although this is …

Making Changes – Employment and Life Skills program

Michelle Mak Community, Employment, Newcomer Information

Know any immigrant women who are interested in increasing their confidence with finding work? Making changes has a free part-time program that helps immigrant women who are looking for work to gain confidence, plan their career, network, learn about Canadian Workplace Culture, how to market themselves in resumes and interviews, and how to find a job in Calgary.  Their workshop sessions will be offered through Zoom on Tuesday …

Free Event Exploring the Impacts of the Pandemic on Immigrants

Lisa C. COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Centre for Race and Culture and Calgary Catholic Immigration Society are organizing a free online round-table event on the impact of COVID-19 on immigrants in Alberta. Guest speakers include: Ricardo Morales, Director of Community Development and Integration Services & Southern Alberta Rural Initiatives; Dr. Sinela Jurkova, Diversity Services Coordinator at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society; Dr. Jingzhou Liu, researcher and …

Cultural Competency Virtual Fair

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation (CanadianCMF) will organize a series of online events from September 5 to 27 to celebrate Alberta Culture Days! Some of the interesting topics include: Blackfoot ways of knowing African braids and its history Turban understanding and awareness History of the Hijab History of treaty-making in Canada Art of Chinese dumplings Creating a respectful multicultural society: …

Pride Week August 28 – September 6

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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 …

Free Webinar: Grieving the Loss of Normalcy

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

There have been many changes and adaptations within this year because of COVID-19. Whether it’s the loss of a job, changes to our regular routine, cancelling of future plans, or a sudden lack of support system, feelings of grief are a completely normal reaction to these sudden change of events. This free webinar will give you ideas and strategies for …

Virtual Zero Waste Festival 2020

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

Hosted by Plastic-Free YYC, the Zero Waste Festival is Western Canada’s largest zero waste festival, bridging the way to plastic-free living. It is an event that welcomes everyone interested in learning how to live more sustainably through practical workshops, informative sessions from leaders within the zero waste movement the showcasing of innovative plastic-free solutions In 2020, the Zero Waste Festival …

Free Webinars for Families Impacted by Dementia

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is offering free virtual education sessions for local families impacted by dementia until the end of August. Topics include: Specific Behaviors – Bathing/Sundowning Dementia Network Calgary Parkinson’s Disease Dementia And more! How to register? Visit: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/ Go to “Learn”, click on “Attend A Session”, then choose the workshop you are interested in Fill out the web …