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First Filipino TFW Assembly successfully launched by CCIS’ TFW Program

First Filipino TFW Assembly successfully launched by CCIS’ TFW Program

More than a hundred participants took part in the whole day Alberta Filipino Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) Assembly held on September 24, 2022 at the Kerby Gymnasium in Calgary. The

CCIS Board Names Gordana Radan as Next Chief Executive Officer

CCIS Board Names Gordana Radan as Next Chief Executive Officer

CCIS’ Board Chair, Mike Shaikh, and Incoming CEO, Gordana Radan The Board of Directors of the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) has named Gordana Radan as CCIS’ next CEO Radan

Having fled Russian attacks, woman now helps other Ukrainians settle in Calgary

Having fled Russian attacks, woman now helps other Ukrainians settle in Calgary

By Bill Kaufmann || July 18, 2022 I was lucky, I’m doing fine and now I’m hoping to help more people’ Kateryna Zarvii joined a massive exodus from her war-ravaged

Calgarians with family in Afghanistan struggle to help earthquake survivors

Calgarians with family in Afghanistan struggle to help earthquake survivors

By Carolyn Kury de Castillo || June 23, 2022 Calgarians are doing what they can to help victims of the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan, but some say their efforts are limited by ongoing sanctions

Airbnb.org’s support of refugees around the world

Airbnb.org’s support of refugees around the world

Airbnb Press || Airbnb Press Office To date, the Airbnb.org team has connected more than 100,000 refugees and asylum seekers to temporary housing, including more than 50,000 people who have

Dozens of Ukrainian families seeking refuge now settled in Cochrane

Dozens of Ukrainian families seeking refuge now settled in Cochrane

By Patrick Gibson || June 20, 2022 Volunteers have been using Facebook to communicate with Ukrainian families seeking refuge, helping them connect with resources and services. An estimated 50 Ukrainian

Afghan Project Interview

Afghan Project Interview

Afghan Project Interview with Fariborz Birjandian, CCIS CEO https://youtu.be/OnmEDKy7lHE Share : Facebook Twitter Linkedin Latest News Journey More Information

How the CRE industry can aid Ukrainian, Afghan refugees

How the CRE industry can aid Ukrainian, Afghan refugees

By Steve McLean || April 11, 2022 Canada has pledged to accept thousands of refugees from dangerous situations and war in Ukraine and Afghanistan, but what is it doing to

Calgary prepares for arrival of Ukrainian refugees

Calgary prepares for arrival of Ukrainian refugees

After a flight of displaced Ukranian nationals landed in Edmonton, Fariborz Birjandian from the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society joins Global News Morning Calgary to discuss preparations happening in southern Alberta

Minister Fraser meets with Afghan newcomers and settlement services organizations in Alberta

Minister Fraser meets with Afghan newcomers and settlement services organizations in Alberta

News provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada  || 18 Mar, 2022 OTTAWA, ON, March 18, 2022 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as

333 Afghan refugees arrive in Calgary, 1,800 more expected by June

333 Afghan refugees arrive in Calgary, 1,800 more expected by June

By Michael King || February 24, 2022 https://youtu.be/i56m_6dQaow As part of Canada’s promise to help 40,000 Afghan refugees, another charter flight landed in Calgary on Thursday. 333 people who escaped Afghanistan as the Taliban took

Albertans send cash to Ukraine by renting Airbnb room without staying

Albertans send cash to Ukraine by renting Airbnb room without staying

By Stephanie Thomas || CTV News Calgary Video Journalist https://youtu.be/e4hk2MFg4Tw Airbnb says more than 430,000 bookings have been made in Ukraine out of a community driven effort to send cash

First Afghan human-rights activists arrive six months after Ottawa’s promise of help

First Afghan human-rights activists arrive six months after Ottawa’s promise of help

The Liberal government launched the special program in July after weeks of criticism from angry Canadian veterans upset Ottawa wasn’t doing more to help. OTTAWA — Six months after the

Temporary homes provided to Afghan refugees now settling in to new life in Calgary

Temporary homes provided to Afghan refugees now settling in to new life in Calgary

Mark Villani || CTV News Calgary Video Journalist CALGARY – Shafiqullah Sahil arrived in Calgary just three days ago and was overjoyed to find out that he and his family will

Airbnb.org launches partnership to support Afghan refugees in Canada

Airbnb.org launches partnership to support Afghan refugees in Canada

Airbnb.org will partner with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to help support some of the 40,000 Afghan refugees the Canadian government has committed to welcome over the coming months. Earlier

More than 250 Afghan refugees, many of them young girls, arrive in Calgary

More than 250 Afghan refugees, many of them young girls, arrive in Calgary

Menaka Raman-Wilms || Ottawa A plane carrying more than 250 Afghan refugees, many of them school-age girls, arrived in Calgary on Friday afternoon. More than 200 of the arrivals are

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