Foothills Community Immigrant Services 

serving the communities of:



Services Provided



Workshops, information and orientation sessions, and direct client service in either individual or group settings, will provide you and your family with support and assistance in settling in your new community. A wide variety of topics are covered, including housing, employment, education, health care, English classes, and housing. We encourage active participation in the community and facilitate the settlement process by bridging local services. We also help with application forms and documentations, and interpretations and translations. 



This program aims to provide a smooth transition for students as they enter into the Canadian school system, while empowering immigrant and refugee families to actively contribute and integrate into their child’s school community. In-school workers provide orientation, information, cultural interpretation, support and referrals, while acting as the liaison between families and educators.

Community Connections for NewcomersThe program connects community volunteers with new immigrants - individually or in groups, to provide opportunities for learning, as well as settlement support to make your new country feel like ‘home’ again. Volunteers help newcomers to navigate the city, and often provide the first friendship in Canada.

The program is also available for youth in the school system.  Student volunteers help youth feel welcome in the school by showing them around and inviting them to school events.


Contact Us

  Phone #  Email Address 
Calgary Office 403.290.5752 
Foothills Area Office 403.652.5325

Cultural Diversity ServicesCultural Diversity Services offers workshops, resources and tools which enhance intercultural competency within CCIS and the communities of Calgary and Southern Alberta.


This workshop explores the concept of cultural awareness, sensitivity and competency. Participants examine their own cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes, their work environment and work practices to become more conscious and culturally responsive in their daily interactions with others.

All workshops can be customized to meet the clients’ needs and are offered at no cost.
Suggested minimum length: 3.5 hours in a small group discussion
(Up to 25 people per session)




Services Provided

Cultural Diversity Resource Centre
A virtual and physical location where various web-links, articles, tools, books, and videos may be found and utilized. As well, a resource person is readily available to consult with you regarding cultural diversity issues and refer you to other programs and resources, if necessary.

Cultural Diversity Dialogues (Learning Circles)
Informal round-table conversations in which participants can network and discuss important issues surrounding cultural diversity; giving everyone a chance to learn from each others' experiences, challenges and triumphs.

Cultural Diversity Workshops
Workshops vary in content and length depending on the target audience. Topics may include self-awareness, culture dynamics, intercultural skills, communication, inclusion in the workplace, and many others.

Youth Cultural Ambassador Training (Y-CAT)
Cultural diversity training for youth within a school or community setting. This training provides youth with tools for self-reflection, inter-cultural communication, conflict resolution and acceptance of others.

Outreach to Ethnocultural Groups
Engaging and welcoming ethnocultural groups into the broader community through discussions on cultural diversity.


Provided For

  • Community Partners
  • School Staff and Students
  • Businesses and Organizations
  • Ethnocultural Groups
  • CCIS Staff, Volunteers and Alumni


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  • Participants gain new knowledge, skills and understanding of the needs and contributions of culturally diverse newcomers.
  • Participants have increased cross-cultural competency.
  • Organizations improve their ability to understand and work with culturally diverse staff, clients, or customers.
  • Members of culturally diverse groups become more engaged in supporting newcomer settlement and participate more fully in the community.
  • Participants are involved in ongoing discussions which results in ongoing diversity learning and development.


Contact Us

Sinela Jurkova
Phone: 403.290.5134        



Providing interpretation / translation services, as well as event and office support, volunteers are an integral part of Southern Alberta Settlement Services. Volunteers are always welcomed and provided with full training and ongoing support to assist us in helping others.


Contact Us


2nd Floor, 9A 710 Centre Street SE
High River, AB T1V 0H3

Phone: 403.652.5325