New Friends and Neighbourhood Groups

Program Description

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

Program Details

  • Weekly group sessions
  • English conversation practice
  • Personal story-telling
  • Community resources information
  • Networking opportunities
  • Field trips and guest speakers

Eligible Clients

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

Additional Program Information

  • Groups are offered both in person, and via Zoom.
  • Clients can join more than one class.
  • Sessions are drop-in. Clients do not need to register before coming, they can simply arrive at any class or join the Zoom meeting on the day and time. (registration will be done at the meeting)
  • Remember there are no in-person classes in summer, July and August. But Zoom classes will continue through summer. In-person classes resume after summer, in the second week of September.

    Program Schedule:

    In person locations
    Day Venue Time Address Starting Date End Date
    Mondays Judith Umbach Library 1-3pm 6617 Centre St N (Main floor program room) January 2, 2023 June 26, 2023
    Mondays Seton Library 1-3pm 4995 Market St SE, Calgary, AB January 9, 2023 June 26, 2023
    Tuesdays Sunalta Community Association 10am-12pm 1627 10 Ave SW (Main Hall) January 3, 2023 June 27, 2023
    Tuesdays Shawnessy Library 1-3pm 333 Shawville Blvd SE (Main floor program room) January 3, 2023 June 27, 2023
    Tuesdays Agape Language Centre 1-3pm 16 Bermuda Dr. NW January 3, 2023 June 27, 2023
    Wednesdays CIWA Office(2nd floor) 5-7pm 138 4 Ave SE #200 (Room 202 – second floor) January 4, 2023 June 28, 2023
    Wednesdays Saddletowne Library (in the Genesis Center) 1-3pm 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary, AB January 4, 2023 June 28, 2023
    Thursdays Calgary Downtown Central Library 1-3pm 800 3 St SE (Basement Room  0-13) January 5, 2023 June 29, 2023
    Thursdays Crowfoot Library 1-3pm 665 Nose Hill Dr NW January 5, 2023 June 29, 2023
    Online groups
    Day   Time Meeting ID
    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

    Childcare is available (restrictions may apply)

    First language support is available.

    For more information, please email

    Funded by:

    Calgary United Way logo