Calgary Catholic Immigration Services

  • CCIS is a non-profit, non-denominational agency committed to making immigration a positive experience for refugees, immigrants and the community. CCIS assists refugees and immigrants in their settlement process through services and programs in education, training, settlement, employment, family and community development. CCIS offers over 70 programs with a team of 200 staff and 1300 volunteers, speaking over 62 languages.
  • 403.268.8131 or 403.268.8213
  • http://cacy.org



Immigrant Youth Outreach Project (for immigrant youth 15 – 24 years old)

  • Information and support with education, employment and life skills training.
  • Borrowing program for laptops, calculators, cameras, guitars and/or books
  • Free piano, guitar and arts and crafts lessons
  • Email: iyp@ccis-calgary.ab.ca
  • Website: http://cacy.org/iyop.php



SOT Youth and Family Project

  • Serving youth and families who have been affected by torture or traumatic experiences in their country of origin or in the migration process
  • Phone: 403.290.5466 - 403.298.8577 - 403.265.3538
  • Email: sot4@ccis-calgary.ab.ca or sot3@ccis-calgary.ab.ca


Immigrant Services Calgary




Center for Newcomers

  • Settlement services, youth services, employment support programs and services and english language services.
  • 1010, 999 – 36 St. NE
  • Phone: 403.569.3325
  • www.centrefornewcomers.ca



Young Adult LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

  • Beginning and intermediate ESL classes for youth 18 – 24
  • Phone: 403.268.3666



Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth



Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)



Calgary Public Library

Many resources for ELL students and parents including:

  • Internet access and computer skills classes
  • Employment resources and programs such as career coaching,
  • Resume writing workshops, networking opportunities and career tours
  • Child and teen services such as English language and literacy programming, homework help, and world language materials for all ages
  • ‘Welcome to the Library’ Tours for newcomers. Learn about the many library services and programs available to newcomers during a guided library tour – individuals and groups are welcome.
  • Settlement services. Newcomers to Canada will be able to meet with settlement staff from an immigrant-serving agency in selected library locations for a variety of services including needs assessment and supportive counselling, orientation to Calgary living, community referrals and information on many topics including English Language Learning, housing. Employment and careers, education, Canadian law, child care, finances and banking, health services, recreation and transportation, and many more.
  • Conversation programs for English Language Learners
  • Great books for ESL learners at various English reading levels
  • Books available in over 30 languages to support home languages
  • Language and Literacy resources including a Language Learning Lab and computer based support for easy reference
  • Learning Advantage Tutoring where qualified volunteers work one-on-one with adult literacy learners to enhance their reading, writing and math skills
  • Home language texts, both mono-lingual and bilingual
  • Graphic novels
  • Book CDs
  • E-book services
  • Student Research Center which offers the abilty to translate into 16 languages
  • Newspaper Direct Press Display, for finding current event articles, students can read papers from their home countries in their home language
  • Mango Languages, an on-line language-learning system
  • Learning Express, online practice tests for grades 4 and up

Community Resources


Calgary Catholic Immigration Services

  • CCIS is a non-profit, non-denominational agency committed to making immigration a positive experience for refugees, immigrants and the community. CCIS assists refugees and immigrants in their settlement process through services and programs in education, training, settlement, employment, family and community development. CCIS offers over 70 programs with a team of 200 staff and 1300 volunteers, speaking over 62 languages.
  • 403.268.8131 or 403.268.8213
  • http://cacy.org



Immigrant Youth Outreach Project (for immigrant youth 15 – 24 years old)

  • Information and support with education, employment and life skills training.
  • Borrowing program for laptops, calculators, cameras, guitars and/or books
  • Free piano, guitar and arts and crafts lessons
  • Email: iyp@ccis-calgary.ab.ca
  • Website: http://cacy.org/iyop.php



SOT Youth and Family Project

  • Serving youth and families who have been affected by torture or traumatic experiences in their country of origin or in the migration process
  • Phone: 403.290.5466 - 403.298.8577 - 403.265.3538
  • Email: sot4@ccis-calgary.ab.ca or sot3@ccis-calgary.ab.ca


Immigrant Services Calgary




Center for Newcomers

  • Settlement services, youth services, employment support programs and services and english language services.
  • 1010, 999 – 36 St. NE
  • Phone: 403.569.3325
  • www.centrefornewcomers.ca



Young Adult LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

  • Beginning and intermediate ESL classes for youth 18 – 24
  • Phone: 403.268.3666



Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth



Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)



Calgary Public Library

Many resources for ELL students and parents including:

  • Internet access and computer skills classes
  • Employment resources and programs such as career coaching,
  • Resume writing workshops, networking opportunities and career tours
  • Child and teen services such as English language and literacy programming, homework help, and world language materials for all ages
  • ‘Welcome to the Library’ Tours for newcomers. Learn about the many library services and programs available to newcomers during a guided library tour – individuals and groups are welcome.
  • Settlement services. Newcomers to Canada will be able to meet with settlement staff from an immigrant-serving agency in selected library locations for a variety of services including needs assessment and supportive counselling, orientation to Calgary living, community referrals and information on many topics including English Language Learning, housing. Employment and careers, education, Canadian law, child care, finances and banking, health services, recreation and transportation, and many more.
  • Conversation programs for English Language Learners
  • Great books for ESL learners at various English reading levels
  • Books available in over 30 languages to support home languages
  • Language and Literacy resources including a Language Learning Lab and computer based support for easy reference
  • Learning Advantage Tutoring where qualified volunteers work one-on-one with adult literacy learners to enhance their reading, writing and math skills
  • Home language texts, both mono-lingual and bilingual
  • Graphic novels
  • Book CDs
  • E-book services
  • Student Research Center which offers the abilty to translate into 16 languages
  • Newspaper Direct Press Display, for finding current event articles, students can read papers from their home countries in their home language
  • Mango Languages, an on-line language-learning system
  • Learning Express, online practice tests for grades 4 and up