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  • Writer's pictureDavid Anthony Hohol

CFN's 4th Annual Fundraiser: Celebrating Diversity Set for April 6th

On Saturday, April 6th, 2019, CFN invites you to join us at historic Fort Calgary to celebrate our city, it's kaleidoscope of culture and diversity, and the undeniable potential each and every Calgarian holds. CFN's 4th Annual Fundraiser: Celebrating Diversity will include Belly Dancing straight out of Lebanon, an unforgettable high-energy Brazilian Capoeira performance, along with a host of diverse and talented performers. Some great food, a 50-50 draw, a silent auction, a cash bar, plus a few surprises you won't want to miss are also part of a fun-filled night of entertainment.

Established in 1988, the Centre for Newcomers opened its doors with a singular yet collective vision. This vision is also our ultimate goal and the world we imagine for Calgary: a community that values diversity, in which people of all backgrounds find and create opportunities to fulfil their dreams and participate fully as citizens.

Now, more than 30 years later, thousands upon thousands of people have been served by this vision and our corresponding mission: to support newcomers and the receiving community in becoming diverse and united through services and initiatives that create conditions of success.

What has happened over the course of 30 years is that CFN has gone beyond offering only settlement services, to become an organization that both serves and stands for our community as a whole. At CFN you will find a full suite of cost-free services and programs for immigrants and refugees in Calgary. The services offered include Settlement & Integration Services, Career Development & Job Search Services, English Language Training (LINC), EthniCity Catering work experience, the Real Me Youth Program, Multicultural Peer Mentorship, Volunteer Development, LGBTQ+ Newcomer Settlement, Career Services for Professional Artists, Mental Health Workshops & Referral Assistance, Seniors Programs, Financial Empowerment Workshops, Volunteer-led Refugee Integration, and Indigenous Education for Newcomers.

It's CFN’s hope that by welcoming newcomers and supporting them to settle and integrate, with a workplace culture that is founded on respect, co-operation and trust, we are making a positive difference in the lives of all Calgarians.

We sincerely hope you will join us on Saturday, April 6th in celebrating the incredible diversity of our great city.

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