Meet Fatima.

Meet Fatima.

Fatima started her journey with CIWA in 2016 as the Coordinator of the Filipino Community Development Program. In her role, she supported Filipinos who were reunifying with their families after years of separation. After more than two years, she transitioned to the...
Meet Fatima

Meet Fatima

Meet Fatima. She currently volunteers for CIWA’s Youth Mentorship Program. Fatima Warraich was born in Pakistan. Her parents moved to Calgary when she was a child in search of better opportunities for their little family. She is currently studying Biological Sciences...
Meet Larissa

Meet Larissa

When Larissa initially arrived in Canada in 2006, she accessed employment counselling at CIWA. She then took an employment training program at Centre for Newcomers and completed her practicum with CIWA’s Finance Department. After completing her training in 2007, CIWA...
Meet Diana

Meet Diana

Diana Reid was born and raised in Edmonton. She has lived in Calgary for over 35 years and has two adult children and a teenage son. Diana holds a Diploma in Addiction Studies with Aboriginal Focus and is currently working towards her certification in Women’s Studies....
Meet Gurpreet

Meet Gurpreet

Gurpreet has been with CIWA since 2015, teaching and supporting immigrant women with their English language skills through her roles in Language Training and Childcare Department. Gurpreet moved to Canada to find new adventures and set new goals in a new country. She...
Meet  Maleeka

Meet Maleeka

Maleeka was a young girl when her family migrated to Canada. Her parents moved from Pakistan to provide excellent opportunities for their children. Maleeka is currently earning a Bachelor of Science from University of Calgary. In the fall of 2021, Maleeka began...