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  • April 23 – 29 is National Volunteer Week in Canada – how are you joining in?

    April 23 – 29 is National Volunteer Week in Canada, which means it’s the perfect time to look around you and take in the impact of hundreds and thousands of Canadians volunteering their time, skills and care each year to make our communities brighter and better. Volunteer roles are wide-ranging and diverse. No matter where your interests, skills, and passion lie, you can get involved…

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  • LINC Blended – the best way to learn English on your schedule

    If you’re new to Canada, you probably want to start working as soon as possible – you might have a family to support, or maybe you just want to get settled so that you can begin your new life here. And while Canada is a multicultural society where dozens of different languages can be heard on the street around you, the reality remains that in…

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  • Spring is sprung: CIES students visit GROW Calgary

    Click here to view more pictures from the field trip. Last Wednesday, April 12, clients and teachers participating in our GROW program had the opportunity to tour the biggest urban farm in Canada at GROW Calgary. The farm has a footprint of 11 acres – which is equal to 479,160 square feet, if you’re a numbers person, or, for the rest of us, 11 million…

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  • The University of Calgary and CIES join in the Arms Open Mentoring Program

    On April 13, CIES and the University of Calgary came together to form the Arms Open Mentoring Program, a joint initiative aimed at providing Calgary newcomers with student mentors who will help them through the settlement process. Newcomers face multiple barriers to their successful settlement, and unfamiliarity with both language and locale are two of the most daunting.  Recent studies have demonstrated that the successful…

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