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 Community Update: Alberta Syrian Refugee Resettlement

As Alberta prepares to welcome Syrian refugees many community members have expressed excitement and interest in supporting the efforts of settlement and integration organizations.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, we suggest you contact the refugee resettlement centres in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Red Deer.

For those seeking information about the private sponsorship of Syrian refugees, please consult Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s “Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.” Legal information pertaining to private sponsorship can be found at Calgary Legal Guidance or Edmonton Community Legal Centre.

Albertan’s can also contribute to the resettlement of Syrian refugees by donating to the Syrian Emergency Relief Fund through the Government of Canada.

Refugee Resettlement Centres:

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Website: https://www.ccisab.ca

Telephone: (403) 262-2006

Email: syrianproject@ccis-calgary.ab.ca

Address: 5th Floor, 1111 – 11 Avenue SW

Calgary, Alberta T2R 0G5

Catholic Social Services

Website: http://www.catholicsocialservices.ab.ca/CatholicSocialServices/default.aspx 

Syrian Refugee Volunteer Telephone: (780) 391-3338

Email: volunteer@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca


Edmonton Central Office

10709 105 Street

Edmonton, AB  T5H 2X3

Tel: (780) 424-3545

Fax: (780) 425-6627

Red Deer

202, 5000 Gaetz Avenue

Red Deer, AB  T4N 6C2

Tel: (403) 346-8818

Fax: (403) 347-5220

Saamis Immigration Services

Website: http://www.saamisimmigration.ca/contact-us/

Telephone: (403) 504-1188

Email: info@saamisimmigration.ca

Address: 659 3rd Street SE

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H4

Lethbridge Family Services- Immigrant Services

Website: http://www.lfsfamily.ca/immigrant_services/index.php

Telephone: (403) 320-1589

Email: samies@lfsfamily.ca

Address: 703-2nd Avenue South

Lethbridge, AB T1J 0C4

AAISA Membership Application

AAISA is currently welcoming organizations that work with newcomer Canadians that are interested in becoming part of Alberta’s premiere association for settlement and integration. Members have access to initiatives such as training, professional development, and research that are designed to build capacity to serve newcomers. Apply now  Become an AAISA Member.

AAISA’s Learning Community

AAISA’s Learning Community is a new online tool containing practical resources and ongoing skill development for professionals working with newcomer Canadians. • Resource Database • Community Forum • Calendar of Events • Professional Development Information and Opportunities The Learning Community is launching with an extensive collection of anti-racism and anti-discrimination resources. Visit aaisalearns.ca to access these resources and more!

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La Classe de Madame Cécile Auteur: Judicaël Moukoumi Illustrateur: Roger Garcia 

 L’Association des agences d’aide aux immigrants de l’Alberta (AAISA) fournit une association par laquelle et à travers  laquelle ses  membres peuvent travailler pour subvenir aux besoins des immigrants, des agences qui les assistent et de la  communauté  d’accueil. La publication de ce livre est possible grâce au soutien de Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada. Ce  projet fête le 35e  anniversaire de AAISA en tant que forum provincial visant à rendre plus aisée l’arrivée et l’intégration des  immigrants et des  réfugiés en Alberta. Au fur et à mesure que la province devient plus diversifiée, il est important que tous  les citoyens reconnaissent  les avantages que les nouveaux arrivés apportent à l’Alberta. C’est en partageant leurs histoires  avec les enfants que la nouvelle  génération d’Albertains peut mieux apprécier le rôle des nouveaux arrivés et contribuer au  développement des communautés  d’accueil où tous peuvent participer pleinement.

 Get your copy from Amazon.com/kindle  on November 1st. Free download with purchase of “The Meeting Place” by Jim Gurnett  and Roger Garcia. To order “The Meeting Place”, please email us at contact@aaisa.ca

Canada’s Citizenship Prep Kit: Available through AAISA. To order please email us at contact@aaisa.ca. 

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