First Afghan human-rights activists arrive six months after Ottawa's promise of help

The Liberal government launched the special program in July after weeks of criticism from angry Canadian veterans upset Ottawa wasn't doing more to help OTTAWA — Six months after the federal government promised to help thousands of Afghan women leade...
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Temporary homes provided to Afghan refugees now settling in to new life in Calgary

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  Mark VillaniCTV News Calgary Video Journalist   CALGARY -  Shafiqullah Sahil arrived in Calgary just three days ago and was overjoyed to find out that he and his family will soon move in to a new temporary residence they can call ‘ho...
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airbnbimage will partner with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to help support some of the 40,000 Afghan refugees the Canadian government has committed to welcome over the coming months.   Earlier this year, committed ...
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More than 250 Afghan refugees, many of them young girls, arrive in Calgary

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MENAKA RAMAN-WILMSOTTAWA   Afghan refugees who supported Canada’s mission in Afghanistan prepare to board buses after arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Aug. 24. A plane carrying more than 250 Afghan refugees, many of them scho...
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Calgary property company provides housing for Afghan refugees


    By Gil Tucker  Global NewsPosted October 5, 2021 5:59 pm Updated October 5, 2021 6:00 pm      Afghan refugees arriving in Calgary are getting a big boost settling into their new lives in the city. And ...
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Afghan refugees grateful to settle into ‘bright future’ in Calgary


By Gil Tucker  Global NewsPosted September 14, 2021 6:04 pm       Thousands of Afghan refugees are on their way to a new life in Canada, with many of them coming through Calgary. Calgarians are now working hard to welcom...
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Calgary chosen as port of entry for Afghan refugees arriving in Canada from U.S.

City will process about 5,000 within 3½ months, resettlement operation co-chair says Hannah Kost · CBC News · Posted: Sep 13, 2021 4:40 PM MT | Last Updated: September 13 Calgary has been chosen as a port of entry for Afghan refug...
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Catholic Social Services starts resettling Afghan refugees in Edmonton and Calgary

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Kellen Taniguchi  Alberta has welcomed its first group of Afghanistan refugees who were able to escape the Taliban and fly into Canada. Fariborz Birjandian, CEO of Calgary Catholic Social Services, said 60 have made their way to Calgary and 20 h...
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Members of Calgary's Afghan community to rally for more aid as organizations mobilize to help refugees


    By Chris Chacon       As the crisis in Afghanistan continues to unfold, Edmonton and Calgary are now welcoming people who were able to escape the Taliban. This is the beginning, with thousands of refugees expected to...
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Calgarians help Afghan refugees resettle

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Kevin FlemingCTV News Calgary Video Journalist   CALGARY -  Calgary has become one of the main landing spots for Afghan refugees in Canada,and one Calgary non-profit agency in particular is especially well-suited to helping produce as soft ...
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Calgary Catholic Immigration Society celebrates 40 years with event for newcomers and Afghan refugees

CCIS offers settlement and integration services for newcomers in Calgary and several other southern Alberta communities Author of the article: Stephanie Babych To celebrate 40 years of work supporting immigrants and refugees who have come to Cal...
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Edmonton agencies getting ready to resettle Afghan refugees

National settlement co-chair expects 40 people will arrive in the next 10 days Madeleine Cummings    Local social agencies are preparing to welcome dozens of Afghan refugees to Edmonton over the next few weeks. Plans are in flux, but nation...
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Up to 400 Afghan refugees expected in Calgary following fall of Kabul to Taliban

  On Aug. 15, Kabul fell to the Taliban, leading thousands of Afghans trying to flee the country. Various organizations across Canada are getting prepared to welcome those who were able to escape. Khatera Rashidi, an immigrant from Kabul living ...
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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 denominations Author of the article:Nadia Moharib  •  Postmedia Content Works   Whether they immigrated to Canada and are living t...
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Mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic aimed at immunizing Calgary's most vulnerable

Teri FikowskiCTV News Calgary Video Journalist @TeriFikowski  Contact Published 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 th...
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Mobile vaccine clinic to target marginalized communities, says Siksika Health

BY KAYLA BUTLER AND STEFANIE LASUIK Posted Jun 8, 2021 12:55 pm MDT Last 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 margi...
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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 com...
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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:&nbs...
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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 vaccinations Author of the article:Alanna SmithPublishing date:Ma...
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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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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 protection Fourteen groups across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have partnered in a nearly $2 million project primarily aimed at helping tem...
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Q&A: Reunification and domestic violence in the Filipino community

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  A candid conversation about Filipino family violence Danielle Nerman · CBC News · Posted: Mar 19, 2021 2:40 PM MT | Last Updated: March 19 Francia Bodoso is a social worker with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society who counsels Filipino&n...
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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 A...
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