Media

Welcome to Immigrant Services Calgary’s media and publications section. Find everything from our award-winning annual reports to media information and press releases here.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Maria Freire
Communications Coordiantor
MariaS@immigrantservicescalgary.ca


Media Releases

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 21st IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

Immigrant Services Calgary seeks to honour immigrants and highlight their exceptional achievements

Immigrant Services Calgary announces the recipients of the 2016 Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Calgary, AB, March 14, 2016 – Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 20th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards.

The 2016 Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala was held last Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Westin Calgary Hotel to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of immigrants to Calgary.

 

The distinguished 2016 award recipients are as follows:

•      Achievement Under 35: Dr. Irehobhude O. Iyioha

2016 Immigrants of Distinction Awards - Announcing Dignitaries

Calgary, AB, March 1, 2016 – Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the names of federal, provincial and municipal dignitaries who will be attending the Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala.

2016 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Finalists

Calgary, AB, February 1, 2016 – Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 20th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA).

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 20th IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 20th IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS


Immigrant Services Calgary seeks to honour immigrants and highlight their exceptional achievements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Announcing Dignitaries for the 19th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards

IDA 2015_PSA

 

2015 Immigrants of Distinction Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Calgary, AB, February 26, 2015 – Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the names of federal, provincial and local dignitaries who will be attending the Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala.

 

Announcing finalists for the 19th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards

IDA 2015_PSA

 

2015 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Finalists

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Calgary, AB, February 5, 2015 – Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 19th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards “Inspiring New Stories”.

 

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 19th IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

 

IDA 2015_PSA

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 19th IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

Immigrant Services Calgary wants to honour the stories of inspiring immigrants and highlight their exceptional achievements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Announcing finalists for the 18th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Calgary, AB, February 5, 2014 – Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 18th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards.

2013 Immigrants of Distinction Award Recipients

For Immediate Release (Calgary, AB, Thursday, March 14th, 2013)– March 1, 2013 was an evening of celebrating the Blooming of New Lives, New Leaders and New Members of Our Community. This event was hosted by Doug Dirks of CBC’s Homestretch and Linda Olsen, Global News anchor, and what an evening it was! It was a “sold out” event that provided inspiring speeches, esteemed finalists and recipients and a variety of multi-cultural entertainment. 

2013 Immigrants of Distinction Awards TONIGHT!

Calgary, AB, Friday, March 1, 2013 – BLOOM, the celebration of new lives, new leaders and new community, takes place tonight at The Westin. Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to be celebrating the 17thannual Immigrants of Distinction Awards this evening. “It is an event of great pride for Calgary to be celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of esteemed immigrants”, says Josephine Pon, the Chair of IDA Team Bloom 2013!

2013 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Finalists

Calgary, AB, Monday February 12, 2013 – Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce the finalists and youth scholarship recipients for the 17th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of immigrants to Calgary in the categories of Arts and Culture, Business, Community Service, Organizational Diversity, Lifetime Achievement and Achievement Under 40.

2013 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Tickets Now on Sale

 Calgary, AB, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 – The 2013 Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala will celebrate  the blooming of new lives, new leaders & new members of our community, the 17th annual celebration of its kind in Calgary. The gala celebration will take place on Friday, March 1st, at 6:00 pm at The Westin Calgary.

OUSTANDING NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS FOR 2013 IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

Calgary, AB, Monday, January 14, 2013 --- Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce that Calgarians have once again responded overwhelmingly to the 2013 call for nominations for the Immigrants of Distinction Awards.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

Calgary, AB, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Do you know an immigrant who has made amazing contributions to Calgary’s community in the fields of Arts and Culture, Professional Achievement, Business or Community Service, or an organization with a record of embracing diversity? What about an immigrant or refugee youth whose leadership, dedication and well roundedness makes them truly shine?

2012 Immigrants of Distinction Awards Tickets Now on Sale

Calgary, AB Tuesday, February 7, 2012– The 2012 Immigrants of Distinction Awards gala will celebrate diversity, connection and the exceptional contributions of newcomers on Friday March 16th, the 16th annual celebration of its kind in Calgary. The gala celebration will take place on Friday, March 16, at 6:00 pm at The Westin Calgary. Tickets are now available for purchase, and can be bought online at www.immigrantsofdistinction.com  or by calling 403-538-8352

Immigrant Services Calgary Announces Finalists for the 2011 Immigrants of Distinction Awards

For Immediate Release (Calgary, AB Wednesday, February 9, 2011) – Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce the finalists and youth scholarship recipients for the 15th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of immigrants to Calgary in the categories of arts and culture, business, community service, organizational diversity, and distinguished professional.

Immigrants of Distinction Awards Tickets Available

Calgary, AB, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce that tickets for the 15th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards Gala are now available. The Gala will take place on Friday, March 18, at 6:00 pm at The Westin Calgary. The Awards Gala will have approximately 600 guests in attendance, including representatives from all three levels of government, the voluntary sector, and the business community. Tickets are $100 each, or for $850 you receive a section of 10 tickets.

Community Consultation: Financial Literacy and Economic Outlook for Newcomers in Canada

Calgary, AB, Thursday, September 16, 2010 --- You are invited to join Immigrant Services Calgary on September 23, 2010, for a community consultation on Financial Literacy and Economic Outlook for Newcomers in Canada with keynote address by Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist at the TD Bank Financial Group and a panel of financial experts. A noted economist with over seventeen years of experience, Mr.

Minister Ablonczy to visit Women’s Mentorship Program

Calgary, AB, Monday, August 30, 2010 --- On August 31, 2010, The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State for Seniors, will visit Immigrant Services Calgary and the Integrated Women’s Mentorship program to make a funding announcement for Phase II of the Integrated Women’s Mentorship Program. Photo opportunities will be available. Minister Ablonczy will learn more about the program and its valuable efforts to increase fair representation of diverse women in all aspects of the Calgary community, and tour the agency.

CALL FOR IMMIGRANTS OF DISTINCTION AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Calgary, AB, Thursday, August 19, 2010 --- Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce the first Call for Nominations for the 15th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards.  Nominations for all categories are open and applications will be accepted until Friday November 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm. For more information please visit our website at www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca/immigrants-distinction.

Integrated Women’s Mentorship Program Celebrates Success

Calgary, AB, Friday, June 18, 2010 --- After four months of intense mentorship, the Integrated Women’s Mentorship Program at Immigrant Services Calgary will be hosting a wrap-up mentorship appreciation event on Wednesday, June 23, 2010. The event will celebrate the successes and achievements of the hard working volunteer mentors and their mentees over the last four months. 23 out of 30 participants in the Integrated Women’s Mentorship Program found meaningful employment during their mentorship or returned to school. The event will share success stories of participants, and include entertainment and refreshments.

Immigrant Services Calgary hosts 33rd Annual General Meeting

Calgary, AB, Monday, June 14, 2010 --- Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce the 33rd Annual General Meeting with the theme of “Identity and Dignity”, will take place on June 17, 2010. The Honourable Jean Augustine, PC, CM, BA, M.Ed., LLD (HON), Fairness Commissioner for Ontario, will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Augustine, the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons, will speak about the importance of identity, fairness, and dignity for immigrants in Canada. 

Premier Ed Stelmach and other Distinguished Guests Announce Attendance at 2010 Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Calgary, AB, Friday, February 26, 2010 – Immigrant Services Calgary is extremely pleased to announce that the Honourable Ed Stelmach will be attending the 2010 Immigrants of Distinction Awards on Friday, March 19, at 7 pm at The Westin, Calgary.  Joining him will be the Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk, Minister of  Employment and Immigration Services, as well as the Honourable Yvonne Fritz, Minister  of Children and Youth Services.

Resource Centre for Immigrant Women Launched

Calgary, AB, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 --- Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce the official launch of the Integrated Women’s Mentorship Program Resource Centre. At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 26, mentees, mentors and sponsors gathered to celebrate the empowerment of professional immigrant and refugee women. The thought-provoking ceremony dealt with issues such as diversity, the negative effects of racism, the role of women in migration, and the enhancement of family harmony; all issues that immigrant women deal with every day.

 

Connecting Immigrant Children to Calgary

Calgary, AB, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 --- Immigrant Services Calgary is pleased to announce the Mosaic After-School Program. The program provides daily after-school activities for immigrant and refugee children between the ages of six to twelve, in conjunction with the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre.