ENGAGED: Calgary Bridge Foundation receives 100 Donated Laptops

Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and Hitachi Solutions Canada, Ltd have partnered to provide donated 100 refurbished laptops to The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY).

Most of the laptops will be distributed to families accessing CBFY’s services, while some of them will remain at their facility in a new onsite computer lab that will be regularly accessible to all of their clients.

See the press release here.

WeEmploy Inc’s Steve Mix speaks at Kerby Centre’s Options 45


On February 7, WeEmploy Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Steve Mix was at Options 45, a weekly event held by the Kerby Centre for the 55+

shared insights and tips for job transitioning and strategic networking for individuals aged 45+. He joins speakers and volunteers providing one-on-one and group consulting, coaching and workshops.

Ya Hala! An evening of Syrian entertainment, food, and fun

Experience the rich culture of Syria at Ya Hala, a fundraising event filled with music, entertainment, food, poetry, henna, calligraphy and more.

The event is organized by the Syrian Women’s Club of Calgary, the Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, and the Rotary Club of Calgary North.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased HERE.

Visit rotaryclubofcalgary.org


PRESS RELEASE: AAISA launches Information Hub Website for Refugees in Alberta

Screen grab of www.RefugeeAlberta.ca. Plans to open sections for Organizations and other services are underway.

Screen grab of www.RefugeeAlberta.ca. Plans to open sections for Organizations and other services are underway.

Website helps refugees access information in multiple languages that can help them settle and thrive in Alberta.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 7, 2016: The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) announces the launch of a new website, www.refugeealberta.ca, which will serve as a one-stop shop for refugees to access information on settling in Alberta and services to support them in their new life.
Following one of the largest resettlements of refugees in Canadian history, the website, which is funded by the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, responds to a significant need across the province. Since November 2015, Canada resettled 25,000 Syrian refugees across the country–3,792 of which were welcomed by Albertans. Another wave of Syrian refugees integrate into their new lives by providing support with language, employment and social well-being. Over 1,400 of these services can be found on the website’s settlement service database.
Refugees like Sleman Aldib, an electrical engineer, theatre actor, and photographer who came to Calgary from Syria with his family eight months ago, can search for services in their area and find information on important every day topics like where to find a family doctor, what their rights are as a tenant, how to find a job, how the education system works and what to wear in the winter. Aldib, a privately sponsored refugee who provided input on the website, says that “all information you need is in the same place.” The website can also help sponsors like Mayssoun Hneidi, who together with her husband, brought Aldib and his family to Canada. Hneidi believes the website will empower refugees because it “…tells them about Alberta. People are always eager to know about the place they move to and now call home.”
AAISA is a regionally and nationally recognized leader, representative, hub, and an amplifier of the settlement and integration sector in Alberta. As an umbrella organization of immigrant serving organizations, AAISA’s mandate is to build sectorial capacity through professional development, research, and stakeholder engagement. AAISA’s member agencies provide services to assist newcomers in becoming fully integrated members of society. For more information, visit AAISA’s website at www.aaisa.ca.

For the Love of Curling

Co-hosted by Olympian curlers Cheryl Bernard and John Morris, For the Love of Curling will be held on September 25, 2016.

This one-day event introduces kids to curling and gives the family a chance to interact with Cheryl, John and the 2010 Women’s Olympic Curling Team.

Organized by KidSport and the Calgary Curling Club, the event will have three separate sections for different age ranges.

Buy your tickets at KidSport.ca/Calgary.

For the Love of Curling

Challenge yourself this STEPtember

Take the first step to an active lifestyle, and do it for a great cause with one of WeEmploy’s partner charities, the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta.

Join 68,555 individuals participating in Steptember, a global challenge to take 10,000 a day for 28 days. And as you step closer toward a healthy and active lifestyle, you’ll also be supporting and raising funds for children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

*Seeing this mid-September? It’s not too late! Contact Kari at stepitup@steptember.ca to see how you can be a part of this global event.

Here’s more information about how your steps are count:

Or visit Steptember.ca

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