Refugee Resources

Refugee Resources

Government Resources

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

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.

Refugee Supports


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

Training Resources

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

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

Related Research

Beyond The Welcome Project

This project focused on how Canadian Churches are welcoming new immigrants. This was a collaboration between World Vision, TIM Centre and CCBR.

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).