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Things to do in Calgary: December 24th to 26th, 2018

The best part of this holiday season is to enjoy family activities and light displays that are happening in and around Calgary. During this statutory holiday there are some fun Christmas and winter activities that you can enjoy with family and friends to embrace the season! Calgary Zoo ZOOLIGHTS Visiting ZOOLIGHTS is an amazing experience […]

A Conversation on La French Connexion Calgary (BVC)

This week three representatives from the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society had the chance to sit down with La Connexion Calgary and its host, Marc Lalonde, to talk about the programs and services at our centres, the challenges of English and French programming, and what we're doing to help newcomers integrate in Calgary - wherever they [...]

ASCEND gives the gift of technology to CIES

This week the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society was proud to receive a generous $6,500 donation from the Alex Schaap Charity to Educate and Nurture Development (ASCEND). Board member Tanya Schaap was kind enough to come to our Whitehorn location to deliver the gift which will be committed to adding new interactive technology in the classroom. […]

Fill This Basket 2018 – Open Until December 14th

It can be an expensive and traumatic experience moving to another country, especially for immigrant youth. Many children experience a breakdown of social networks, a growing sense of hopelessness, and humiliation or bullying. When you consider that almost 20% of permanent residents are children when they arrive, and that 52% of Syrian refugees in Alberta are [...]