The Grapevine - CIWA's Newsletter
Families with Teenagers: A Resource Manual for Immigrant Parents and Teenagers
This resource is designed to help immigrant parents and teenagers recognize the cross-cultural issues of teenage development. Development of this manual was funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Government of Alberta.
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Cross Cultural Parenting Program (CCPP) Resource Manual
The CCPP Resource Manual was designed to support the cross-cultural parent education program that assists immigrant and refugee parents facing the added challenge of parenting in a new country and culture. The manual is for Facilitators to use as a guide in working with parents and for parents participating in the program.
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Customer Care for Housekeepers: Training Materials for Hotel Housekeeping Staff
This resource is the product of a one year project funded by the Government of Canada’s Human Resources and Social Development Department. It was developed to respond to Essential Skills training needs identified by project staff and our partner employers. This resource has been written for use by housekeeping supervisors and other hotel staff responsible for staff training.
Ready to Go: Training Materials for School Bus Drivers
This resource is the product of a one year project funded by the Government of Canada’s Human Resources and Social Development Department to enhance the skills of immigrants and others in entry level positions in the service industry. This curriculum aims to take training on the non-driving skills out of the bus, into the office or classroom, so students can build their skills in a more comfortable, less stressful environment.
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Proud Women Project
Proud Women project actively engaged senior immigrant women with immigrant girls in the community. Through the project, senior immigrant women shared their experience and wisdom with youth who in turn recorded their stories. These stories can be found in the Proud Women: A collection of stories book. Copies of the book are available for $30. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book please call 403-263-4414.
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Civic Engagement for Immigrant Women Program
The following resource manuals were produced as a result of the Civic Engagement for Immigrant Women project, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Calgary Foundation and Human Rights Citizenship and Multiculturalism Education Fund. These manuals are a resource for immigrant women wishing to learn more about civic participation and community activism.
Civic Engagement for Immigrant Women Handbook
Civic Participation is Democracy in Action
A glossary of terms is available HERE
Healthy Living Cookbook
This cookbook was produced as a result of the "Healthy Living: Preventing Type II Diabetes in Immigrant Women and their Families" project, funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The recipes are a compliation from a variety of participants in the program.
Knowing Your Literacy Students: Curriculum Guidelines and Cultural Manual
This curriculum and cultural resource manual was produced as a result of the "Knowing Your Literacy Students" project, funded by Alberta Employment and Immigration. The manual presents a customized lesson plan for teaching non-literate students. It is designed to enhance student-teach relationships by increasing teachers' cultural knowledge and sensitivity to foster respectful communication in the classroom.
A New Home for Malik by Cheyenne Steffen
A story for both children and adults to read about Malik and his experience in his new home in Calgary. The book is written in English, Chinese and Spanish. Click here for the order form.
Cross-Cultural Parenting Resource Manual 2nd Edition 2005
A manual designed to assist immigrant parents address the challenges they face parenting in a new country and culture. Now in its 2nd edition, the manual's content is comprehensive and practical for both professionals working with immigrant populations as well as parents participating in the Cross-Cultural Parenting Program.
YES (Youth Education Strategy) Manual
The YES Manual is a resource for service providers working with immigrant and refugee female youth on issues related to violence.
A collection of quotes and stories from women who have found their way to CIWA
A Small Collection of Folk Tales from around the World
Folk tales depicting different heritages and cultures contributed by CIWA clients
Life, Love and Letters Anthology: Stories by and for Immigrant Women
A collection of short-stories written by immigrant women in Calgary
From our Kitchen to Yours"
A collection of recipes from the New Friends and Neighbourhood Group program
Eating for Life: Preschool Nutrition
Brochure available in ENGLISH, ARABIC, CHINESE, and PUNJABI
AIDS/HIV Information for You
Brochure available in ENGLISH, CHINESE and SPANISH.
What Young Children Do
Hope Beyond the Bruises By Pauline Ngure
A native of Kenya, Pauline endured ten years of humiliating torture from a violently abusive husband and the complacent Kenya police. She was given assylum by the Canadian government after the government of Kenya would not protect her and her children from her husband.
The Agony of Somalia's Civil War by Mohamed M. Bakayr
A book about the Somali Civil War that broke out in the late 1980's bringing about the immeasurable misery that Somali society has undergone. The book services both as a factual piece of history for those who have not experienced the brutality of civil war, and a resentful memoir for the ones who have survived.