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Sector Events

Canadian Centre for Victim’s of Torture – National Trauma-Informed Care Project

You are invited to participate in the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT)’s Train the Trainer: National Trauma-Informed Care Project. Having delivered this training in Ontario, we are now extending our invitation to target settlement organizations, sponsorship agreement holders, and institutions throughout Canada.



The project’s purpose is to develop national tools and manuals and provide professional training for those working with survivors of torture, genocide, and crimes against humanity. This will help all of us share our expertise and develop best practices that we can all use in our agencies. Your participation and feedback are valuable to this project.  

The input you give and the experiences you share will be used to re-evaluate the tools, manuals, and professional training that we all have developed. This training will launch across Canada starting Thursday, October 13th, 2022 @ 1PM-4PM EST and will run every second Thursday of every month for a total of 5 training sessions, ending on Thursday, February 9th, 2023@ 1PM-4PM EST. The training will be delivered in English; however, French interpreters will be available.

To ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, each organization can register a maximum of 2 participants and 2 waiting lists. We invite you or your senior manager to complete and send back the registration form. The registration will be free of charge. We would hope to have your response by Tuesday, August 31th, 2022.

Making Changes – Women In Technology Program

Women In Technology program – Making Changes Association (Calgary, AB)

Where: Online

What: Free training in Full Stack Web Development with Python Programming offered to immigrant and indigenous women with CLB 6.5 includes training in Python, Scratch, Figma, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, JQuery, Git, React, Express, SOL, Firebase, Test Driven Development using Mocha and Chai, Azure, and Microsoft PowerApps, training in Employment and Power Skills and a 4–6-week job placement in the Calgary tech industry.

When: Oct 11, 2022 – 31st Mar 2023, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri

For more information:

2022 AAISA Virtual AGM

The 2022 AAISA Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 4 p.m. The AGM will be conducted online through the Zoom platform.

How do I participate?

To attend the virtual AGM, take these two steps:

Step 1 – Register

Only members may vote at the annual meeting. Registering your intention to attend the meeting will allow us to count your votes throughout the meeting. Please register early to help us know how many attendees to expect. It only takes a few moments. Click on this link to register:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Step 2 – Join the Meeting

The Zoom meeting will open 30 minutes before the meeting allowing you time to get logged in and set up. Our Zoom support contact (Michelle Mak at will be assisting those unfamiliar with Zoom. When you first connect to the meeting you will be in the waiting room. Please be patient while we check you off the registration list and admit you to the meeting.

After you have been admitted to the meeting, be sure the screen name in your Zoom window is your first and last name and name of your agency.


Note: While our AGM is open to anyone, please note that only Regular & Associate member agencies in good standing will be allowed to vote (one representative per agency). To be a member or member association/organization in good standing, your AAISA membership fee must be paid and Terms of Engagement for AAISA Members form must be signed prior to the AGM every year. All members in good standing have a vote at the AGM and are eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors.

CIWA: Immigrant Women’s Business Circles Project

This program equips immigrant women with the necessary tools to start, manage, and grow a business. Participants will undergo business development training that includes creating business plans, learning to navigate systems, developing partnerships, and accessing financing. Eligible to permanent residents or Canadian citizens, who are residing in Alberta (especially Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, and Lethbridge), seeking to develop a business, with CLB 4.

Contact Myleen Sacro at (403) 263-4414, ext. 134 or

PIA: Projet entre elles

Vous êtes une femme et désirez parler librement de ce que vous ressentez et partager votre expérience de vie avec d’autres femmes dans un climat de confiance et de tranquillité? “Entre elles” est un groupe de soutien mutuel pour le mieux-être des femmes francophones de Calgary et ses environs.

Prochaine rencontre: le jeudi 05 mai à 13h00

Settlement Services in the Bow Valley- Rights, Responsibilities, and Rules for Permanent of Canada

Rights, Responsibilities, and Rules for Permanent of Canada

When: Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Register here:

*Presented through Zoom on-line*

You can learn about your rights and responsibilities as a PR, rules in Canada, important things to know about your PR card, how to keep your PR status, community and government resources, and more! Your questions answered! Email: or call: 403-762-1144