With the objective of ensuring that French-speaking newcomers receive high-quality services in Canada`s second official language, CCIS has partnered with three (3) Francophone organizations in Calgary; Centre d`Accueil des Nouveaux Arrivants Francophones (CANAF), Cite des Rocheuses and Portail De L’immigrant Association (PIA), to facilitate and support francophone newcomers in their settlement process in Calgary and area.
CANAF (Centre d`Accueil des Nouveaux Arrivants Francophones)
Services include the facilitation of integration into the cultural and socio-economic aspects of Canadian society, thereby achieving an easier transition and enhanced sense of inclusion.
La Cité des Rocheuses
Provides a safe, ideal and non-judgmental gathering venue for members of the public, designed to encourage the engagement of its members while creating awareness of the unique arts, culture and programs of Francophone Calgarians.
PIA (Portail De L’immigrant Association)
A multicultural association that aims to offer a range of services and programs for the younger generation, 9 - 15 years old, and to assist in meeting their needs as a Francophone community, in all aspects of diversity and inclusion.
- We connect French-speaking clients to Francophone resources available in the community.
- We facilitate the integration of French-speaking newcomers by assessing and analyzing their needs, level of language training, community orientation, and economic integration.
- We assess our French-speaking clients and refer them to the Francophone Agency best suited to meeting their needs.
- Easy Referrals
- CANAF, Cite des Rocheuses, PIA staff on-site at our main office. This makes it easy to facilitate services and enhance the positive experience of French-speaking clientele.
- French speaking immigrants are also able to access CCIS services in English, as required, and can benefit from our employment services, in addition to our longstanding business relationships with employers.
- The development of joint activities which promote the cultural richness of the Francophone heritage.