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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES 
TOGETHER

A collaboration between Centre for Newcomers (CFN), Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) and The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) to address the increases in incidents of racism and hate based violence in racialized communities in Calgary and surrounding area.

Utilizing a multipronged approach, Empowering Communities Together will:

  •  address immediate safety concerns through empowerment workshops and self-defence training

  • conduct participatory action research to have concrete data on the voices, needs and recommendations of racialized communities

  •  bring together community members and policy makers to create ways to ensure the safety and dignity of racialized communities

OUR  PARTNERS

Centre for Newcomers (CFN)

Expanding on Empowering Women through Self-Defence previously funded by GoA and currently funded by IRCC and GoA (primary), offering Empowering Communities through Self-Defence for racialized men’s’ and women’s’ groups. Each training consists of a 7-hour empowerment seminars, followed by 1.5 hours of self-defence training. Each session can accommodate up to 30 participants in person.

 

The Immigrant Education Society (TIES)

In Empowering Communities through Participatory Action, TIES will conduct surveys and interviews with participants in the Empowering Communities through Self-Defence training. This information will be consolidated and presented at the ISC Unconvention.

 

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC)

ISC will take the lead in Empowering Communities through Advocacy and Change. This year the Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) will be held on Thursday Nov 4, 2021. Leading up to IDA, ISC will host a three-day “unconference” to bring together community members and policy makers to effect positive change for racialized communities.

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FUNDERS

 

 

Empowering Communities Together receives funding from the Government of Alberta

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SELF-DEFENCE

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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH PARTICIPATORY ACTION

 
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EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH ADVOCACY AND CHANGE

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Give Online

The Centre for Newcomers is a not-for-profit registered charity that assists 15,000+ immigrants and refugees need every year. You can make a donation of your choosing any time. Click the links below to make a donation.

Centre for Newcomers

The Immigrant Education Society

Immigrant Services Calgary

 
Connect
 

Phone: 403.569.3325
Email: outreach@centrefornewcomers.ca 

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