Immigrant Services Calgary

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the names of federal, provincial and municipal dignitaries who will be attending the Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala.

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 21st Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards.

Gurpreet moved to Canada with her family in August 2015. Moving to a new country to start a new life is never easy, but her family received friends’ support which helped them to integrate faster

“For the first couple of weeks, my husband's friend's family was of great help. With their support, it became a lot easier for us to settle down here. “

Sebastian is a talented graphic designer, passionate to help people. After working in Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan for 15 years, he decided to move to Canada 9 years ago.

Sebastian’s career allowed him to share his abilities to support good causes. At Immigrant Services Calgary, he joined the Volunteer Program in 2014 and has contributed over 160 hours since, in various capacities: assisting workshops, helping ISC’s Seniors’ Program, or designing various printed materials.

A believer in rendering selfless service to the community, Enitan has always been passionate about helping others. Her professional experience includes teaching kindergarten to grade 3 children, as well as working in Human Services with people with disabilities.

Majid moved to Canada from Iran in 2015. He is an Oil and Gas professional whose international experience in the field ranges from Operations to Engineering. Through his travels, Majid had continuously welcomed the nation of change. Yet, he knew that immigrating to Canada would not be easy.

Join us on March 10th, as we the outstanding accomplishments of Calgary’s immigrants and refugees. This year we are also celebrating Immigrant Services Calgary’s 40th Anniversary of making a difference in the Calgary community.

Early Bird Ticket Sales until February 1st - $130
Regular Ticket Price - $150

IDA Gala

The Westin Calgary
4:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards

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Born and raised in Oman’s port capital, Muscat, Amina moved from this picturesque country in the Middle East to Canada just over a year ago.

She has fulfilled various managerial roles at HSBC Oman for over a decade and left her home country to join her husband, but Canada never felt foreign to Amina.

“Since my moving, I have never felt like I moved to a new country as an immigrant and that is because of the warmth and love I have received from the people here.

Giang was born and raised in the tropical country of Vietnam, in Southeast Asia. After achieving a Bachelor Degree in Business, she worked for more than 15 years for various esteemed organizations in the region.

In 2013 Giang and her family decided to move to Canada, and in 2014 they made Calgary their home. A kind and generous nature, Giang decided to join the Volunteer Program at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) to return the support that she and her family received when coming to the city

Melanie was born and raised in the beautiful country of Cameroon, in Central Africa. She moved to Canada four years ago, and because French was her first language, Montreal was the natural choice for her new home. In 2015 Melanie graduated HEC Montreal business school with a Diploma in Management complemented by a Certificate in Human Resources, and set to discover Western Canada, specifically Calgary.