New Friends and Neighbourhood Groups

Program Description

The program offers a safe and supportive environment for immigrant women to practice and improve their English conversation skills, form meaningful relationships, learn about resources available to them, and share experiences with other immigrant women.

Program Details

  • FREE weekly group meetings
  • English conversation practice
  • Information about community resources, and life in Canada
  • Networking opportunities
  • Guest speakers and field trips

Eligible Clients

This program is available to any immigrant or refugee woman (Visitor, Permanent Resident, Citizen, Work Permit holders and Refugee)

Additional Program Information

  • Groups are offered both in person, and online via Zoom.
  • Participants can join more than one group.
  • Groups are drop-in, participants do not need to register in advance. (Registration is done at the meeting)
  • Online groups are offered year-round. In-person groups are offered from September to June (there are no in-person groups in July and August).

    Program Schedule:

    Note: Group meetings will be cancelled on statutory holidays

    In person group locations
    Day Venue Time Address Start Date End Date
    Mondays Judith Umbach Library 1–3pm 6617 Centre St N, Calgary 11-Sep-23 11-Dec-23
    Mondays Seton Library 1-3pm 4995 Market St SE, Calgary 11-Sep-23 11-Dec-23
    Tuesdays Sunalta Community Association 10am-12pm 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary 12-Sep-23 12-Dec-23
    Tuesdays Shawnessy Library 1-3pm 333 Shawville Blvd SE, Calgary 12-Sep-23 12-Dec-23
    Tuesdays Agape Language Centre 1-3pm 16 Bermuda Dr. NW, Calgary 12-Sep-23 12-Dec-23
    Wednesdays CIWA Office (2nd floor) 5-7pm 138 4 Ave SE, Calgary
    (Room 202 – 2nd floor)
    13-Sep-23 13-Dec-23
    Wednesdays Saddletowne Library (in the Genesis Centre) 1-3pm 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary 13-Sep-23 13-Dec-23
    Thursdays Calgary Downtown Central Library 10am-12pm 800 3 St SE, Calgary 14-Sep-23 14-Dec-23
    Thursdays Crowfoot Library 1-3pm 8665 Nose Hill Dr NW, Calgary 14-Sep-23 14-Dec-23
    Online Zoom groups
    Day   Time Meeting ID  Dates  
    Mondays Online – Zoom 5-7pm Please contact Ongoing
    Wednesdays Online – Zoom 10am-12pm Please contact Ongoing
    Thursdays Online – Zoom 1-3pm Please contact Ongoing
    Friday Online – Zoom 1-3pm Please contact Ongoing

    For more information, please email

    Funded by:

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