Settlement

Good help doesn’t have to be hard to find.

Our settlement programs are designed to help newcomers and new Canadians find where to go, what to do, and who to speak with. Each program focuses on important integration activities such as financial literacy, employee rights, and counselling. Please choose a program from the list below.



Empowering Syrian Refugees (ESR)
Provides important life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, self-awareness, problem-solving and communication skills to Syrian refugee families through training and one-on-one counselling.

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Gardens by Refugees and Other newcomers Welcomed (GROW)
Run by a committee of 19 green-thumbed, garden-loving refugees and newcomers, this project will establish a mini-garden to benefit Calgary communities.

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Arms Open Mentoring Program
Provides fast-track assistance by University of Calgary student volunteers and contact-building through one-on-one mentor-guides who help find affordable options to transportation, banking, groceries, and more!

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Welcome Resources Information Program (WRIP)
Information service dedicated to helping newcomers navigate the services they need. Provides guidance to other service agencies, places of worship, health and housing organizations, and more.

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Money Smart Financial Literacy
Informs low-income newcomers and financially challenged individuals about the financial services, systems, and issues in Canada.

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Refugees & Newcomers Emotional Wellness (ReNEW)
Provides access to emotional support and professional counselling for recently arrived refugees and newcomers. Clients and walk-in participants will be assisted with either a one-on-one consultation or arrangements to see a professional counsellor.

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Care for Newcomer Children
Offered to CIES students exclusively, this certified program provides free daycare services to the children of parents who are attending IRCC-funded programs. Childminding is free of charge and facilitates the settlement of children who are new to Canada.

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Don’t see a program on the list that you were looking for? Click here for a list of our programs currently on hiatus.