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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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 ...
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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 plant Joel Dryden, Sarah Rieger · CBC News · Posted: Feb 22, 2021 4:00 AM MT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago     When the Olymel slaughterhouse c...
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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 Cargil...
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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, 2021 When Sami Shmayess was v...
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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 warn When Mehmet Tohti was 14, his father died...
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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 ne...
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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 ...
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At Alberta meat plant, COVID-19 put Catholic social teaching into action

BY  ANDREW EHRKAMP, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE  EDMONTON, Alberta - 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...
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Urban farm reaps bountiful harvest

  BY  QUINTON AMUNDSON, THE CATHOLIC REGISTER   CALGARY - Year two of the Land of Dreams’ 30-acre urban farm in southeast Calgary has brought twice the bounty of the first. The 32 circular plots for gardeners to grow fruit and veg...
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High River outbreak showed workers’ vulnerability and resilience

By Andrew Ehrkamp, Grandin Media Catholic Alberta October 9, 2020 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 com...
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Race-based data must be collected to help fight COVID-19, advocates say

Demographic data could help target resources for those in need, but there's a risk Bryan Labby · CBC News · Posted: Aug 12, 2020 5:00 AM MT | Last Updated: August 12, 2020 A pedestrian wearing a mask walks down the empty stre...
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Community garden helps immigrants heal, and grow their future

By Quinton Amundson, Canadian Catholic News Calgary Catholic Alberta June 7, 2020 Growing fruit and vegetables at a 30-acre urban farm has provided Kamo Zandinen sustenance for her family and a window into her past. Preparing the soil,...
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'Land of Dreams': a space for newcomers to grow crops and respect Indigenous roots

The 30-acre plot of land is located in southeast Calgary Hala Ghonaim · CBC News · Posted: May 19, 2020 5:00 AM MT | Last Updated: May 19, 2020 The Land of Dreams is a space for Calgary newcomers to rekindle with their roots while...
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