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Sanaa Al-Khannaq is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month

“I arrived at the refugee camp after our escape, and I saw two paths laid before me. My life at a camp for an undetermined number of years, or education and opportunities that I will create for myself.”

August 5th 1995 Miroslav and his family lost everything. Their home had burned down, and they escaped with nothing but the clothes on their backs. After a 140-kilometre escape, they finally made it from Croatia to Bosnia. Without a home or support and in a strange place, it would have been easy to lose hope, but Miro has always been an outlier, resilient, driven and positive.

Rizwan Khan is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month

Rizwan first came to ISC looking for settlement support and employment assistance. Soon after, “inspired by the work ISC does” he decided to join the Volunteer Program. He is a notably dedicated and generous volunteer who honors every assignment sent his way. Rizwan has contributed over 100 hours in the last four months alone.

Job Posting: Advanced Literacy and Essential Skills in the Workplace Facilitators 
 

Anzhela Said is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month

Anzhela first came to Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) in 2011 and joined our team as a volunteer translator and interpreter for the languages of Russian, Ukrainian and Pushto. For eight years now, Anzhela has been a dedicated and constant contributor at the Language Bank and has volunteered over 250 hours with ISC.

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is committed to facilitating the integration of immigrants, refugees and their families into Canadian society.

ISC is looking for Board members who are driven by the belief that newcomers, with their rich and diverse backgrounds, are incredible people who enrich Canada. The Board of Directors works with the Chief Executive Officer to ensure the effective governance of the organization and meets monthly.  Occasionally, the Board Member will be representing ISC by attending various functions or events in the general public. 

Hong Tram is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month

Hong came to volunteer with ISC in 1986, a time when we were still Calgary Immigrant Aid Society, because “I have been given so much in my Canadian life and I need to give back. I feel great when I have the opportunity to help”. She has fulfilled various roles over the years and contributed hundreds of volunteer hours.

 

Following a comprehensive search, the Board of Directors at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce that Hyder Hassan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective February 25, 2019. 

Helena Nohra is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month

Helena started volunteering at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) in the summer of 2018 and by the end of the year, she had already completed 250 volunteer hours. She is dedicated and punctual, and her professionalism and attention to detail make her a valuable contributor to ISC’s office.

Hameed Zaman is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month

Hameed joined ISC’s Volunteer Program in 2015 and quickly became an instrumental member of our Homework Help Club in the Beddington area.  By the end of his first year, Hameed had already volunteered 66 hours.

Week after week, Hameed volunteered his time with the Beddington Homework Help Club. When the ‘Shed’ - the location where the Club is hosted - needed renovations, Hameed generously donated additional time to help paint the space.