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Our Organization

Our Mission

We work in partnership with the community to help immigrants and refugees settle and become contributing members of Canadian society.

Our Mandate

CCIS is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta. CCIS is committed to ensure new Canadians are welcomed and that they are able to regain and maintain a life of dignity and self-worth.

Our Vision

Building on our heritage to be a national community leader in the fields of immigration, resettlement and integration.
CCIS has been involved in refugee resettlement in Calgary and Southern Alberta since our inception almost 35 years ago. To address the needs of refugee families, CCIS established the Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre (MCRC) in 1995, which has since served as a first home in Canada to over 10,000 Government Assisted Refugees (GAR's) to date. As the only agency in Calgary with a federal mandate to provide services for these refugees, CCIS assists more than 300 GARs and upwards of 400 Privately Sponsored Refugees for a total of 700 or more refugee clients every year. Our services, which range from welcoming refugees at the Calgary International Airport, to providing temporary accommodations at MCRC, to assisting newcomers as they secure housing, access healthcare, and adjust to life in Canadian society, are provided by a team of experts including Settlement Counselors, and Housing and Health Care Liaisons, as well as the help of dedicated volunteers. Through our network of programs and services, CCIS holistically addresses the needs of refugee families, expediting their settlement and integration into our schools, workplaces, and our community.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) has grown to become the largest immigrant serving agency in Alberta, and one of Canada’s leading organizations in the field of settlement services.
CCIS is comprised of over 200 staff members and 1,500 volunteers who collectively speak more than 60 languages. We work in partnership with local organizations, educational institutions, and members of the business community to deliver 60 programs and services out of 7 locations and 25 outreach locations in Calgary and Southern Alberta. CCIS serves over 11,000 newcomers each year.

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