Our History

See where it all started.

With humble beginnings in 1988, The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) grew from a small volunteer-led initiative with only Mr. Salim M. Sindhu as its steward, to a 200+ staff not-for-profit charitable organization with three locations in northeast and southeast Calgary. Devoted to assisting immigrants and low income Canadians through various levels of language and employment training and settlement programming, TIES has provided tens of millions of dollars worth of service to over 250,000 newcomers in its 30+-year history. Today, TIES assists over 1,400 students a day, 7 days a week, with programs in-house and online.

Below is a retrospective video during our time known as the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society.