My first experience with Canadian healthcare during pregnancy

Mary Camino is a newcomer professional and volunteer at CIES. She is currently completing her ESL EAP training at Columbia College and is pursuing her communications career in Canada. My first experience with Canadian healthcare during pregnancy First impressions Moving to another country involves so many changes, whether it’s the culture, climate, politics or language. [...]

LINC Quality of Life & Positive Parenting Program

The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society is pleased to announce two important initiatives helping newcomers adapt to life in Canada. LINC Quality of Life What is LINC Quality of Life? It’s a new support program within our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program that provides students with help in recognizing learning and educational barriers. […]

New Year’s Message from Dr. Sally Zhao, CEO

On January 2nd our Dr. Sally Zhao, CEO of the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, delivered her New Year’s address. Here's what she had to say. On behalf of everyone at the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society (CIES), I would like to wish you and your family a happy and memorable New Year. As we look to [...]

Happy Holidays! (And Charity Results)

Over the past week the Calgary Immigrant Educational Society celebrated not one, but four holiday-themed events! We’d like to thank everyone who participated in making these celebrations and community empowerment initiatives a success. With your help, our combined efforts distributed over 160 presents to newcomer families and their children! With so much going on, we thought [...]