Community Context

Community Context

We believe in the importance of understanding our community, and this requires us to be familiar with its people, its characteristics, and its history. In this section, you will find an overview of Alberta and Calgary.

Mother Teresa
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples


  • Alberta is located in Western Canada.
  • With over 3.5 million, Alberta is the 4th largest province in Canada.
  • This is 10% of Canada’s population.
  • 16% of Alberta’s residents are immigrants.


  • With approx. 1.24 million Calgary is the 4th largest city in Canada
  • Close to 30% of residents were born outside Canada
  • Nearly 140 different languages are spoken by people living in Calgary
  • Calgary’s largest diaspora community is from the Philippines
  • Calgary is divided into 14 Wards and over 180 communities