Samah Hannane has only been volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) for a short time, but she has already made a big impact with her warmth, dedication and confidence!
She moved to Canada with her family in July 2020 from Algeria, seeking a new beginning in the Rockies. Soon after, she fell in love with Calgary!
Samah is a trilingual speaker, with English being her 3rd language. She has worked hard in the last year to improve her English skills and feels that she’s now even more prepared to contribute to her community.
The Government of Canada plans to resettle up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghan nationals. This will be done through two programs:
Ashley Andrade started volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) in our Early Learning Across Cultures (ELAC) program in June 2021. She began by joining the Zoom classes and capturing photos while staff were teaching. This resulted in her creation of a delightful video featuring all the children's artistic accomplishments.
Erik became a Canadian citizen in 2017 after being a permanent resident for several years.
Effective August 31st, 2021: ISC’s Mosaic Afterschool, Mosaic Preschool and Parents and Tots programs will no longer be available.
Sabin Fung is our volunteer of the month for July, thank you to Norgaby Diaz from CLARC for the nomination.
Effective Immediately: ISC’s Becoming a Better You Program and General Counselling Services will be transitioning to the Centre for Newcomers on July 1, 2021.
ISC is delighted to announce that our Becoming a Better You Program and General Counselling Services will be transferred to the Centre for Newcomers. Effective immediately all new referrals should be directed to the Centre for Newcomers for client assignments and supports.
Shikha stated volunteering with Immigrant Services Calgary in July of 2020 and was volunteering with our CLARC language assessment center as of September 2020. She volunteered over 100 hours in only 3 months! Shikha is no longer volunteering with ISC, but her experiences volunteering with us helped to get her a new job, and we are very proud of her accomplishments. She said this about her experience with volunteering with ISC, volunteering at Immigration Services Calgary was an enriching and remarkable experience.