Link to Sponsorship Resources & Sites

Resources and sites listed on this page are currently Calgary focused.  In the future, we hope to expand this page to include resources, links and services from other cities across Canada.  

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Sponsorship Resources | Canada

Name Description Location
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Government of Canada site that facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada Federal / Canada-wide
Canadian Refugee Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH) Association National membership association for Sponsorship Agreement Holders in Canada Federal / Canada-wide
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) Program to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors on a national level (excl. Quebec) Federal / Canada-wide

Immigrant Serving Agencies | Alberta

Name Description Location
Calgary Multicultural Centre (CMC) Provides services that bridge the gap between newcomers, cross-cultural groups, and mainstream society in Calgary and Southern Alberta through information, education, and training Calgary
Jewish Family Services Calgary (JFSC) Provides social services to individuals and families based on the Jewish values of compassion and social justice Calgary
Immigration Services Calgary (ICS) Provides a wide range of programs and services to help newcomers enhance their life in Canada Calgary
Centre for Newcomers (CFN) Provides resource to new immigrants to the community Calgary
Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA) Provides services and supports for immigrant women and their families such as: Job links, Doctor referrals, family complications, legal aid Calgary
Calgary Immigrant Educational Society (CIES) Provides immigrants and economically challenged individuals the tools to be successful and active participants in the community Calgary
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) Provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta Calgary
Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) Provides a variety of services that empower immigrant youth to fulfill their potential in Canadian society Calgary
Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA) Provides resources for settlement agencies to improve the quality and delivery of their settlement programs to newcomers in Alberta, including refugees Calgary

Community Resources | Alberta

Name Description Location
Calgary Fair Entry Program Provides programs for low-income families, including a monthly transit pass for $44 per adult and $15 per year for seniors Calgary
Calgary Newcomer’s Site Assists newcomers to Calgary to learn what they need to know in the first few days, weeks and months of arriving in Calgary Calgary
Ahlain Offers informational videos for newcomers, available in English and Arabic, on life in Calgary, including how to use the Transit system, access the Zoo and get a Driver’s License Calgary
Syrian Refugee Support Group Provides donated household furniture, household items and clothing as well as connection with community volunteers and other settlement supports Calgary
Access Calgary Access to door-to-door shared-ride service for people unable to take a bus or CTrain Calgary
Calgary Transit Access to bus and light rapid transit; site contains fares, schedules and route maps and provides low Income Program for transit users Calgary
Calgary Health Link Access to quick health advice from a registered nurse 24/7; they will ask questions, assess symptoms and determine the best care for you Calgary
Calgary Public Library Provides a variety of free services including borrowing books, music, DVDs, internet and computer access, reading classes for kids; 18 location in Calgary Calgary
Calgary Legal Guidance Provides legal information, advice, and advocacy to disadvantaged Calgarians who would not otherwise have access to legal services Calgary
Calgary Housing Company Provides accommodation for low-income families Calgary
Calgary Family Services Provides counseling, support and other programs for individuals and families Calgary
Calgary Distress Centre OPEN 24 hours: Provides crisis counseling and support service Calgary
Calgary Police Services You and the Law” Workshop – a 90 min workshop offered by the Calgary Police Service, aimed at helping new immigrants learn about the Canadian legal system, how police here operate and the rights they enjoy as residents of Canada Calgary
Calgary Police Services Access to Calgary Police - non-emergency line Calgary
Emergency | 911 Access to Fire- Police-Ambulance Emergency Calgary
Calgary Directory | 411 Access to a directory of telephone numbers (white pages Calgary) Calgary
City of Calgary | 311 Access to information about City of Calgary operations Calgary
Multilingual Information and Referral Service | 211 Access to an information and referral specialist who can connect you to a current list of available community and social services 24/7 Alberta

Community Resources | Ontario

Name Description Location
Helping Newcomers Work The website is aimed at sponsors to provide information and resources to assist newcomers in preparing for and securing employment. Toronto

Community Resources | Manitoba

Name Description Location
MANSO Sponsorship Guidebook and Settlement Checklist The Settlement Guide Book was created to meet the needs of Manitoba Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs), their Constituent Groups, Group of Five, and Community Groups who would like to engage in sponsoring refugees in Canada. Winnipeg