CBFY is awarded with the Shepard Leadership Award

CBFY is awarded with the Shepard Leadership Award

On November 1, 2017, The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth was awarded by The Calgary Catholic School District with the Sheperd Leadership Award. CEO Umashanie Reddy attended the ceremony and graciously accepted this award on behalf of all of CBFY. We wouldn't have...

ISSP’s Functional English Conversation Classes

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth and Calgary Immigrant Educational Society has a collaborative and supportive relationship. See their write up about our In School Settlement's Functional English Conversation Classes here.  This shows the impactful and...

CBFY Participates in United Way Kickoff

CBFY Participates in United Way Kickoff

On September 7th, staff of CBFY participated in United Way's annual Kickoff where all types of different agencies funded by United Way came together to show community spirit. It was great to see hundreds of participants as we all marched along Stephen Avenue. The...

PRIDE Parade

PRIDE Parade

On Sunday September 3rd staff, friends, family and volunteers of The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth took part in the annual Calgary Pride Parade through downtown Calgary. The Calgary Pride Parade is a family friendly annual event that celebrates and promotes...

The Indigenous Education for Newcomers Initiative

The Indigenous Education for Newcomers Initiative

On Saturday, July 29th at the Genesis Centre, the Centre for Newcomers hosted an Indigenous Education event. The importance of this event aimed to educate guests about the historical injustices and trauma that has contributed to the deep social, cultural, economical...

Calgary Stampede VIP Tour

Calgary Stampede VIP Tour

On Monday, June 10th, some of our YAA scholarship winners were given a VIP tour of Calgary's Stampede grounds. The students were introduced to the Stampede's Youth Programs, learned the history behind the Indian Village, visited the barns that held many of the horses...

Canada Day Flash Mob

Canada Day Flash Mob

This past weekend 12 of our youth along with 3 CBFY staff members participated in a flash mob along Stephen Avenue celebrating Canada 150. Their 10 minute performance included an opening set with Afrination, Bollywood dancers, Philippine dancers, and a hip-hop dance....

CBFY’s 2017 Annual General Meeting

On the evening of June 21st, CBFY held its Annual General Meeting where the Board of Directors, partners, funders, and staff attended. Mark Olson, now the past Chairman, presented 3 Honorary Life Membership awards to Dr. John Wu, Debbie Wershler and Krystyna...

Canada 150 – Blast from the Past

Six years ago, Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement published this on their website: In 2017 - just six years from now - Canadians will come together to celebrate their country's 150th anniversary. One of the most striking developments on which we will...

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