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Calgary Catholic Immigration Society provides a network of support for seniors

The group provides free information sessions, workshops and social events for newcomers of all denominationsAuthor of the article:Nadia Moharib  •  Postmedia Content Works Whether they immigrated to Canada and are living the ...
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Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic aimed at immunizing Calgary's most vulnerable

Teri FikowskiCTV News Calgary Video Journalist@TeriFikowski  ContactPublished Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:53PM MDTLast Updated Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:04PM MDT CALGARY -- A mobile immunization clinic is rolling through Calgary with the go...
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Mobile vaccine clinic to target marginalized communities, says Siksika Health

BY KAYLA BUTLER AND STEFANIE LASUIKPosted Jun 8, 2021 12:55 pm MDTLast Updated Jun 8, 2021 at 8:16 pm MDT SIKSIKA – The Siksika First Nation has launched a new mobile vaccination clinic to service Calgary’s and Siksika’s marginali...
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Calgary’s Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine clinic hitting the streets with mobile outreach

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 By Heide Pearson  Global NewsPosted June 8, 2021 3:05 pm Calgary’s Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine outreach clinic is far from finished coming up with ways to reach more of the area’s vulnerable population — with the l...
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Pop-up vaccination clinic launches downtown to support unhoused Calgarians

Alanna SmithPublishing date:May 29, 2021  •  1 day ago  •  3 minute read   Meeting vulnerable Calgarians where they are will save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19, says a group of commu...
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LOCAL LEGENDS: Why this Calgary philanthropist cares so much about a good education

   Mike Shaikh came to Canada from Pakistan and built a might impressive list of accomplishments. But in the end he credits his education, which is why he tries to find new ways to support others whenever possible. Source: ht...
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Indigenous-led immunization clinic expands reach to youth and vulnerable community members

 An Indigenous-led immunization clinic has expanded its efforts to include younger Indigenous people, newcomers, refugees and migrant workers following the success of its Phase 2 vaccinationsAuthor of the article:Alanna SmithPublishing date:May ...
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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 a variety of communities in and around Calgary.Ryland is a German ...
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Calgary Catholic Immigration Society connects former refugees with COVID-19 vaccines

 The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, which helps settle refugees in and around the city, has amassed a database of 6,000 people it has assisted over the years. Now, CCIS and its allies are going through the list, making calls to talk about...
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Alberta will vaccinate 2,000 employees at Cargill meat packing plant

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 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 and who might otherwise struggle to access or accept shots....
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Prairie program set up to help foreign workers

The initiative includes providing information sessions for workers about illness prevention and personal protectionFourteen groups across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have partnered in a nearly $2 million project primarily aimed at helping temp...
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Q&A: Reunification and domestic violence in the Filipino community

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 A candid conversation about Filipino family violenceDanielle Nerman · CBC News · Posted: Mar 19, 2021 2:40 PM MT | Last Updated: March 19Francia Bodoso is a social worker with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society who counsels Filipino ...
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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. All are grateful for a chance to rebuild in Canada – and hopeful Syria will see better days again Ten years have passed since the Ara...
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TDCALA program helps temporary foreign workers in Taber, Warner and County of 40-Mile navigate pandemic

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Ryan Dahlman Mar 2, 2021 Updated 22 hrs ago The regulations surrounding the pandemic are a whirlwind of changes and updates for Alberta residents.Like many others, temporary foreign workers who may not have a firm grasp of the lan...
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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 plantJoel Dryden, Sarah Rieger · CBC News · Posted: Feb 22, 2021 4:00 AM MT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago   When the Olymel slaughterhouse clos...
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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 holistic support to Cargill...
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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.By Sadiya AnsariFebruary 2, 2021When Sami Shmayess was visi...
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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 the breaking point, experts warnWhen Mehmet Tohti was 14, his father died, j...
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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 was a positive growth.” COCHRANE—  A family of Syrian refugees have made a new ...
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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 sacrifice, the value of work, care for the common g...
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