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The Transformative Benefits of Volunteering with CCIS

Volunteering with CCIS offers a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals navigating the complex immigration system.

By dedicating your time and skills, you contribute to the creation of a supportive community for newcomers, fostering a sense of belonging and cultural integration. Additionally, volunteering provides a chance to develop empathy, cultural competence, and a deeper understanding of immigration issues, enhancing personal growth and broadening one’s perspective on global matters.

Ultimately, the experience not only benefits those seeking assistance but also allows volunteers to actively participate in building a more inclusive and compassionate society.

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WHY CHOOSE US

Many Lives Changed

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

Since our inception in 1981, we have been a community leader with solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive services for our newest neighbours. We deliver these services through a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary team of professionals, who collectively speak over 70 languages.

In partnership, we empower immigrants and refugees to successfully settle and integrate in our communities.

An inclusive society where immigrants and refugees can reach their full potential.

CCIS believes:

  • CCIS Value

    In an environment which enhances self-esteem and respect for all.

  • That each individual is unique and of value.

  • That we all have a responsibility to build a healthy community.

  • In a holistic approach in working with individuals and community.

  • In constant attention, sensitivity and flexibility throughout the ongoing process of relationship building.

  • In ethical practices.

  • In volunteerism.

  • In innovation and creativity.

People in cities around the world have taken a united stand against police brutality and systemic racism. It is heartening to hear this collective call to end the policies and practices, entrenched in our institutions, that result in the exclusion and oppression of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.   

It is important for each of us to remember that the racism and oppression we see in our justice systems and police forces are symbolic of the prejudices that exist in our society as a whole. We must therefore work together to eradicate racism, not only from our institutions, but from every aspect of our communities.

The responsibility lies with each of us to identify, address and prevent instances of racial discrimination, and prejudiced attitudes and behaviours. By addressing both individual and systemic racism, we can set an example for our children, and move closer to a society that upholds justice, equality, and respect for all.

CCIS believes that every person is unique, of value, and deserving of equality and respect. We also believe in working together to build healthy communities. Our organization’s vision is a society wherein immigrants and refugees, and all people, can reach their full potential. This vision can only be achieved if we collectively combat racism in all its forms and shapes.

CCIS continues to take an active role in standing against individual and systemic racism and oppression, and we wish to express our solidarity with those in our city, and around the world, who are working together for a better tomorrow.

$293,000 Donations (including "in kind") in 2023
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30,566 volunteer hours in 2023
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30,500 Newcomers Served in 2023
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OUR PARTNERS

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Together, we work hand in hand, pooling expertise and resources to empower communities, foster inclusivity, and drive positive impact across diverse landscapes.

DONATE NOW

Make A Direct Impact on Your Community by Donating to CCIS (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society).

We acknowledge all donors who contribute so generously to CCIS. Your contribution honours the courage and resiliency of Alberta’s newest residents.

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