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Welcome to the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association's bi-monthly Grapevine Newsletter!
Youth Forum 2016
CIWA's Youth Forum 2016 was held at the Marlborough Community Association on February 6th. The theme of this year's event was 'Recognizing Daughters - Celebrating Diversity.' The event promoted cross-cultural awareness and understanding between immigrant and mainstream youth, as well as their families. It also celebrated the achievements of the Youth Mentorship Program at CIWA, a program that enhances intercultural understanding and provides youth with opportunities for personal growth through one-on-one support and group sessions. Youth and their families participated in interactive booths and there were also speeches and performances throughout the day.
The annual event was created in Edmonton and raises awareness about gender discrimination as well as recognizes daughters who are making a significant contribution to their communities.
Nominations will open Daughters' Day 2017! More information will come available on our website.
Introduced in 2011, the Divisional Recognition Award celebrates noteworthy workplace campaigns within each division. The winning organization has exhibited strong management support, a significant increase in total donations, a surge in employee engagement, or has taken a fresh and innovative approach to their United Way campaign.
Come Celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th!
Come out to celebrate women on March 8th with CIWA and 5 other community partners at the Jack Singer Concert Hall Foyer from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm to hear speakers, and see performances from Cowtown Opera, Bhriomahr Irish Dance and more!
There will also be a community fair featuring various organizations who support and celebrate women, running at the Jack Singer Concert Hall Foyer from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
International Women's Day is partnering with the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival to screen a film entitled 'I am a girl.' The screening will take place at River Park Church at 7:00 pm on March 8th.
We would like to thank Royal Bank of Canada for their generous donation to support the Pebbles in the Sand Program at CIWA. Lori McLaren, Non-Profit Commercial Account Manager presented us with a cheque that supports our efforts to offer English language enhancement, one-on-one language support and mentoring, family literacy skills, parenting information, life skills, health education, community resources information and field trips to immigrant women who need it.
A big thank you goes out to Telus Calgary Community Board. Their representative Tracey Scarlett presented us with their generous donation that will allow us to continue to help immigrant families through our Healthy Relationships project.
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