CCIS

CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society) is a non-profit organization which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. www.ccisab.ca  

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The Finding Our Way

The Finding Our Way resource is a practical, interdenominational Guide To Action for congregational leaders in Canada developed from the Role of Churches Research project. It features 11 key strategies (described as “Wayfinding Actions”) that Church leaders can use in working with – and learning from – immigrants and refugees. This Guide to Action also encourages individuals and groups to balance the “doing” of settlement and integration ministry with the “being” of a cultivated spirit of love, friendship and welcome. The Finding Our Way resource builds on a series of interviews, case studies, and surveys with faith leaders from across Canada.

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211 Alberta

211 Alberta – Links to settlement services for newcomers including employment programs, language training, interpretation services, etc., 211 Alberta is a directory of community, government and social service agencies in the province. A directory of community, social, health and government services. This will help you and your church locate services for: Aboriginal peoples, child and family, youth, employment and training, homelessness and much more. UReach’s desire is to see Christians and Churches engage in and bringing transformative change to individuals and the larger community; we trust resources such as this will be a helpful resource.

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Refugees are our neighbours

When we think of refugees we often hear of the Biblical call to ‘welcome the stranger.’ And welcoming the stranger is a good first step. Our hope is that this workshop will help Christian citizens to work with their refugee neighbours for justice. The cornerstone is a 90-minute workshop, but there’s lots more in this toolkit.

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The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration is a national research project conducted across Canada by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in five cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Moncton and Halifax) and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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Support Programs for Refugees

The Alberta government provides information on Support programs for refugees. This includes information on resettlement, funding, healthcare, English language training, and employment.

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