Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

As part of ImagiNATION150’s Sesquicentennial Legacy Project, AAISA will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. with Members of the Order of Canada as well as newcomer youth.

Right now we are recruiting youth ages 15-25 to participate in this event and to tell us their hopes and dreams for the future of Canada. Please share with your clients, colleagues, networks and help us spread the word!

An invitation is available here in English, French and Arabic. Snacks will be provided.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Jan. 31, 2017 

High Performance Rodeo – Calgary 

One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre is inviting newcomers living in Calgary to attend a show at this year’s High Performance Rodeo!

The tickets are available on a fist come, first served basis, and are split between two different shows. Please refer to the information packages – one in English, one in Arabic – to book your tickets.

ALBERTA SETTLEMENT AND INTEGRATION CONSULTATION 2016

Key Documents

ASIC2016 Program

Alberta Syrian Refugee Dashboard (June 2016)

 

Monday, June 27, 2016 – Day 1 Presentations

Danielle Comeau

 

Jennifer Fowler

 

Sarah Amies

 

Paulette Johnson

 

Margaretha Ebbers

 

Darren Reedy

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – Day 2 Presentations

John Biles and Marc Colbourne – Helping Immigrants Succeed

 

Paulin Mulatris

 

Joe Garcia

 

Dr. Michael Kariwo

 

Mamady Camara

 

Jennifer Fowler

 

Alice Wong

 


8th BIENNIAL SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE 2015: ENGAGING MINDS, CREATING SUSTAINABILITY- THE FUTURE OF SETTLEMENT

Conference pic

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Emcee: Umashanie Reddy, Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth

Prayer and Blessing:  Mr. Ron Lameman, Confederacy of Treaty Six Nations

Opening Remarks: Honourable Assistant Deputy Minister Maryanne Everett, Alberta Ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour

Opening Remarks: Fariborz Birjandian, Chair of AAISA and CEO of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Plenary 1:

Dean Jorgensen

Peter Weclaw

Fariborz Birjandian

Keynote Address Tom Denton

Friday, October 23, 2015

Opening Remarks: Ms. Christina Gray, MLA for Edmonton Mill-Woods

Plenary 2:

Gosia Cichy-Weclaw

Jennifer Bertrand

Nicole Jelley

Keynote Address: Chris Friesen

Plenary 3:

Lori Wilkinson

John Biles

Jennifer Best


ALBERTA INTEGRATION SUMMIT 2014 – PRESENTATIONS 

AAISA Summit Logo 3

Integration and the Language Sector – Presented By Dorte Weber

Come Together Alberta- Municipal perspectives on integration – Presented By Rachel Bocock

CIC Settlement Summit Presentation: Settlement Programs in Alberta – Presented By Natasha Pateman and Diane Mikaelsson__EN

CIC Settlement Summit Presentation: Settlement Programs in Alberta_FR

Integration Summit 2014: Provincial Government Perspective and Initiatives – Presented By Alice Wong

A Snapshot of Labour Market Outcomes among Immigrants in Alberta – Presented By Lori Wilkinson

An Exploratory Analysis of the Avenues of Research – Presented By Mamady Camara

Perspectives on Settlement – Presented By Bill Campbell

The Science of Settlement and Integration_EN – Presented By Fariborz Birjandian

Research Findings and New Initiatives – Presented by Julie Drolet and Victoria Esses


7th BIENNIAL PROVINCIAL SETTLEMENT PRACTITIONERS CONFERENCE – PRESENTATIONS

 conferencelogowords

 Effective Organization 

Chinese Connection-Non-profit Responses to Changes in Calgary’s Chinese Community_Erza Voth_UofC

Management

Relating Theory and Practice -Francis Boakye_Centre for Newcomers

A Walk Through The World of Program Monitoring and Evaluation_Phillip Cox_PlanNet

Social and Economic Inclusion 

Canadian Workplace Culture-Mastering The Unspoken Rules-Matt Adolphe_SAIT

Economic Security for Immigrant Women-Kamal Seghal and Vilma Dawson_Alberta Network of Immigrant Women

How Apega is Helping Internationally Educated Graduates Navigate through Licensing Process-Guillermo Barreiro_APEGA

Online Workforce Training Meets Real-Life Mentoring-Vanessa Lodermeier_Bow Valley College Risk Management-Bill Locke_Capacity Builders

Support Services 

I think, Youth think. What do we think…-Amory Hamilton-Henry_UofC

Refugee Child Enhanced Integration Project-Leena Mahmoodi_CCIS

The Immigrant and Newcomer Opportunity-Ashima Sumaru-Jurf_Centre for Race and Culture