Integrated Mentorship Program Helps Immigrants and Refugees Build Rewarding Careers in YYC

Every year thousands of immigrants and refugees leave their homes due to human rights violations and come to Canada to rebuild their lives. But coming to a new country is just the beginning; many individuals are faced with the challenge of restabilising their careers in Canada. Every immigrant and refugee in Calgary has the right to work in the field of their expertise, and every one of them has the right to make Canada their home. These are just two of the many rights that the UN and Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) believes every immigrant and refugee living in Calgary should have. In 2014, ISC supported over 25,000 beneficiaries to make Canada their homes.

ISC’s Settlement Coordinator, Margaryta Marion, is intimately familiar with the challenges most immigrants face: (more…)

Open Volunteer Opportunities

UNAC-Calgary is currently looking for a Director of Event Planning and Youth Volunteer Coordinator.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume quoting the position name to [email protected].

Application deadline for both positions is May 29, 2014. (more…)

Temporary Position – On-Site Activity Coordinator

UNAC-Calgary is seeking to hire a temporary On-Site Activity Coordinator who will be responsible for the planning and execution of UNAC-Calgary’s “FIFA Women’s World Cup – Calgary Youth Activity”, which will take place in Calgary at the end of June 2015. This is a temporary, paid position. We are seeking an individual with expertise in recreational program coordination for youth who can assist with the planning and lead the execution of a sports-themed youth activity. The On-Site Coordinator will work very closely with UNAC-Calgary’s Director of Events for the planning and execution of this event.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2015

Journalism is not a crime

Calgary, May 4, 2015. Quality journalism exposes injustices and enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society. Yet, journalists continue to face danger for reporting objectively and standing up against censorship. So far in 2015, 44 journalists have died and there are at least 158 journalists imprisoned throughout the world.

To mark the importance of World Press Freedom Day, the United Nation Association in Canada—Calgary Branch (UNAC-Calgary) is opening their annual general meeting (AGM) with a panel discussion on freedom of expression in the media today. The panel includes media experts such as Francis Silvaggio, Former National Correspondent for Global News; Bill Graveland, Senior Reporter for the Canadian Press; and Sean Holman, Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. The panel discussion will be moderated by Susanne Fox, Communications & Media Specialist.

Date: Monday May 11

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Place: The Kahanoff Centre, 105 12th Avenue SE, Suite 200, Room 201

RSVP: https://unaccalgaryagm.eventbrite.ca/

Admission to the event is free | Refreshments will be served | Seating is limited, so register early

Contact Rosalinda Hernandez at 403-681-6833 or [email protected] for more information

UNAC-Calgary’s mandate is to engage and educate Calgarians in the work of the United Nations with a particular focus on environmental and human rights issues. In 2014, UNAC-Calgary contributed $13,000 to help fund projects that contributed to the betterment of our community, raised awareness about the United Nations, and inspired Calgarians to act.



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