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COVID-19: Calgary organizations support recent immigrants through coronavirus troubles

Olivia CondonPublishing date:Apr 03, 2020  •  April 3, 2020  •  4 minute read It has been about three weeks since Azeb Terefe and her daughters, Bezawite Baye, 16, and Selamawite Baye, 13, immigrated to Ca...
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Compelling Calgarians: Fariborz Birjandian

Rita Mingo  •  For the Calgary HeraldPublishing date:Jan 02, 2020  •  January 2, 2020  •  2 minute read  No one knows the plight of refugees better than Fariborz Birjandian.When th...
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Learn more supporting the mental health of newcomer families and children in rural areas

A promising practice for how service providers can support the post-migration needs of newcomer children in schools; An evidence snapshot for meeting the mental health needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialize...
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Rural renewal program

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Rural renewal programCalgary EyeopenerFebruary 25, 2019    06:42The United Conservative Party says it wants to provide incentives to bring more new Canadians to small towns. We ask Fariborz Birjandian of the Calgary Catholic Immigratio...
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Christmas Fund: Refugees escaping horrific trauma find hope in Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

VALERIE FORTNEY Updated: December 12, 2018Less than a year after arriving in Calgary, Shahla Murad and Hasan Kheder are not only prepared for another Canadian winter but are also filled with excited anticipation — for one very special reason. “Our ba...
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Transition to Employment Services for Newcomer Professionals (TESNP)

A specialized program to help newcomer Engineers, Technologists and Technicians re-enter the labour market in alternative or emerging sectors.WHAT YOU WILL LEARNIdentify sectors and employers that require your expertiseRecognize and market your trans...
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CARF Accreditation

CARF Announcement2c Oct 2017
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Rocky View Immigrant Services and London Drugs Airdrie Partner to Support New Canadian Families in the Region

Airdrie, Alberta – Canadian retailer, London Drugs, today launched #Welcoming150, a special program and donation drive that will support 150 new Canadian families across Western Canada who left their country of origin sometimes due to unsafe circumst...
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