The In School Settlement Program (ISSP) provides comprehensive, client centered settlement services to help newcomer students and their families in their new lives in Calgary. Our program provides information and connects families to the resources available in their school, community and through government services. The In School Settlement Practitioners (ISSPs) conduct in depth assessments of our clients’ needs and develop personalized settlement plans to guide their journey.

The In School Settlement Program (ISSP):

  • Helps newly arrived immigrant families settle into new communities
  • Provides information on community resources and services in Calgary
  • Offers services in over 30 languages
  • Provides culturally sensitive services through a diverse team of Settlement Practitioners
  • Works in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE), the Calgary Catholic School District board (CCSD), and the Calgary Public Library
  • Funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Hosts workshops in libraries, schools, and community centres on topics such as: Employment, Healthcare, School Systems, Financial Literacy, Accessing Social Benefits, Housing, Education, and more
  • Offers Functional English Conversation Classes to Newcomers looking to learn English

To learn more about this program or to register, please email us at

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Matched Savings Program

Earn Free Money towards Your Education or Employment

Learn how to save and manage your money and earn up to $900. Matched Savings Programs are an effective way for improving life. They provide program participants the opportunity to develop their own saving habits, learning about money management and be provided with matched savings, to complete exams, take a course, and upgrade credentials. For more information, contact:

Register for ISSP’s Workshops on our Eventbrite page



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