• Community Food: Chinese New Year

    Welcome to Community Food! Join us as we celebrate the holidays and life events that have brought so many of our students, teachers and friends in the community together, shaping our identities through food, tradition and celebration. For each of the major holidays observed in our community, we will feature one of our students or teachers, along with the recipe that they say reminds them…

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  • CIES is invited to…Multicultural Hockey Night!

    Have you ever experienced Canada’s favourite pastime (and its national winter sport) in person? If not, here’s your chance! The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society has been invited to Multicultural Hockey Night at the Saddledome featuring the Calgary Hitmen. Rather than pay $35 or even up to $110 for a single ticket, we have been able to arrange for CIES students (and staff) to attend as…

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  • January is Empowering Syrian Refugees (ESR) month

    January is Empowering Syrian Refugees (ESR) month. What is the Empowering Syrian Refugees project? Arriving in a new country as a refugee can be an overwhelming experience. Not only have you left your previous life behind, including many friends and family, your home and work, but you are likely to arrive in a country with a vastly different language, climate and social structure. Information abounds,…

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  • This spring: GROW with us!

    It might seem far away now, but spring always comes back to Calgary and this year it’s bringing something very special with it – GROW (Gardens by Refugees and Other newcomers Welcomed) is a new project funded by the Calgary Foundation, based at our southeast Forest Lawn location. Run by a committee of 19 green-thumbed, garden-loving refugees and newcomers calling themselves the CIES Students Gardening…

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