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We’ve become an integral part of Calgary’s immigrant-serving community and continue to strive to give newcomers and low-income Canadians the opportunities to find their rightful place in our city.

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Taking LINC classes at TIES and have a child under 11? We offer free childcare while you attend your classes in person! Contact us today for more information.

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How to Help the People in Türkiye and Syria

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck south-eastern Türkiye near the border with Syria. Here is how you can help the survivors.

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Dr. Sally Zhao Awarded QE2 Platinum Jubilee Medal

Our President and CEO, Dr. Sally Zhao, was presented recently with the Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) as an outstanding citizen working in service to the community.

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Cesar Suva: In Remembrance

TIES is devastated to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Cesar Suva, Vice President, Research & Program Development, but more importantly, the passing of our amazing friend, partner, ally, and kuya.

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Our Impact In 2022

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) provides comprehensive support, not only in employment and language training, but also in childcare, settlement, mental health, and many other areas. Here is a highlight of our community impact this past year.


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Whether its your own unique skills, your time, or your generous contribution, your involvement can make a great difference in the life of a newcomer family or struggling individual in our city.

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The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) is located on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

TIES 35th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate this incredible milestone with us on Oct. 26, 2023!

Enjoy a special guest presentation by Manjit Minhas, a delicious buffet-style dinner and multicultural entertainment from around the world!

Helping People in Türkiye and Syria

Following the devastating earthquake recently in Türkiye and Syria. There is an urgent appeal for donations to help the survivors cope during this tragedy. If you are in a position to give, please follow the link below to donate to agencies on the ground in these regions.

Learn English

Whether you want to learn English in-class or online, we have options to help you develop your skills and meet new people.

Find Employment

Our employment programs can help you make the most of
your skills and connect you with an exciting new career in Canada.

Looking for help?

Moving to another country can be a difficult and emotional experience. That is why we offer counselling and other services to help you get settled.

Free Tax Clinic

Get the help and guidance you need to file your taxes correctly. Trained volunteers provide FREE tax clinic help to taxpayers who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Book your spot today!

TIES Money Smart Program

Free Financial Counselling

It's normal to have questions about money. We can help!

Free Childcare

Taking LINC classes at TIES and have a child under 11?
We offer free childcare while you attend your classes in person!