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.