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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. 

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is one of Alberta’s oldest immigrant serving agencies, providing services to new Canadians since 1977. Over the past 33 years, our service provisions have expanded to include career planning, information, referral, language assessment, supportive counseling, and family support programs. ISC’s vision is to help newcomers successfully establish their new lives in Canada.

In keeping with this vision, Ms. Augustine will discuss the importance of newcomers retaining their identity, both professionally and culturally, as they begin their new lives in Canada. Ms. Augustine has served as Minister of State for Multiculturalism and the Status of Women, Deputy Speaker, and secretary to the Prime Minister. She has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Immigrant Services Calgary Annual General Meeting

Location:   The Calgary Chamber of Commerce

                    100 6th Avenue SW

Date:         Thursday, June 17, 2010

Time:         6:30 pm Registration

                  7:00 pm Business Meeting

                  8:00 pm Refreshments and Hors D’oeuvres