Before moving to Canada from Iran two years ago, Somayeh was an ESL teacher for 13 years. Soon after moving to Calgary, she became a certified ESL instructor through TESL, Canada recognized teacher training program.

Through accessing ISC’s services for newcomers, Somayeh became more familiar with our organization and expressed an interest in opportunities to help others.

“I got familiar with different programs at Immigrant Services Calgary. I met new people who were very helpful. I attended different workshops, and then I decided to volunteer.”

This summer, ISC is offering the Connections Summer Program for immigrant and refugee children age 8-12 who have been in Canada less than five years.

Anne joined ISC’s Volunteer Program in March 2016, because she wanted to utilize her skills by involving herself with the community and helping others. She had experience with tutoring children and enjoyed working with them, so being a volunteer tutor was the perfect fit for her.

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is delighted to announce and congratulate the recipients of the 21st Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards.

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.