Raising Community Awareness
Immigrant Services Calgary engages in Community Awareness activities together with our partners as well as the larger Calgary community, to create a more welcoming and inclusive city for all. We do this through initiating and participating in activities that facilitate stronger connections between immigrants, refugees, and mainstream Calgarians.
We provide workshops and consultations to the Calgary public on topics relating to the immigrant experience, cross-cultural communication, cultural competency, and on issues of racism and discrimination. We support and collaborate with other community organizations on activities and events that promote inclusion and that celebrate diversity.
Through our Community Awareness initiatives, mainstream service providers and all Calgarians can gain a better understanding of immigrant needs, become more knowledgeable about diverse cultures and become better equipped to welcome and assist new immigrants. Immigrant and refugee participants that engage in ISC activities are given the opportunity to share their perspectives and ideas through community dialogues, and are able to further engage in community building.