Please join us in congratulating Michael Ghebregiorgis for being chosen as Immigrant Services Calgary's Volunteer of the Month for March 2020! Michael started as a volunteer in January 2019 shortly after arriving in Canada, and since then he has filled a variety of specialized volunteer roles that have made a big impact for our clients. Michael started out with community volunteering, working with our community partners and during special events.
Angelica Bojo is Immigrant Services Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month for February 2020! She first registered with the volunteer program in 2014, but starting last year has really increased her commitment to volunteering, accumulating over 150 hours in 2019 alone. She has been a consistent office support volunteer, regularly helping various staff members at our offices in several different roles. She is a warm and caring person, who we hope to see a lot more of in 2020. Here is Angelica’s story.
Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is committed to facilitating the integration of immigrants, refugees and their families into Canadian society. To do this, we depend on members from the community to help guide our direction.
Every year, our selection committee reviews nominations from across Calgary, and Immigrant Services Calgary is proud to announce the finalists for the 24th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards!
By Amber McLinden
Claire Hwang, an immigrant from Korea, has been living in Canada for 18 years. On Dec. 21, she took her first ever ski lesson. While learning any new sport can be intimidating, Claire and her kids came out the other end of their day of lessons with a new skill that they were eager to keep developing. With a new reason to brave the snow and cold Alberta winter, Claire kicked off her journey. Here’s a sneak peek at how the day went.