In-School Settlement

The In-School Settlement Program operates in schools across the city offering comprehensive, client centred settlement services, and delivering information sessions and workshops on housing, employment, Canadian customs, traditions, and more.

Volunteer opportunities at the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth

Volunteer Resources Program

Join join our team in making each day of immigrant and refugee youth and their families brighter by supporting their integration and settlement in the Calgary community.
Volunteer with us.

Afterschool Program

The Afterschool Program works with immigrant youth throughout their school years (grades 1-12) and focuses on keeping youth positively engaged by providing academic support, English development, recreational and healthy life skills.  

RBC Youth Empowerment

The RBC Youth Empowerment Program uses a holistic approach to help high school immigrant and English learners to overcome challenges in the classroom.  We offer free tutoring in math, sciences, literacy, and writing.

Mentorship Program at the CBFY

Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program introduces immigrant youth (grades 7 – 12) to Calgary through afterschool programs, peer mentoring, field trips and one-on-one support. Our mentors provide a support system by offering school tours, translation and friendship.

Transitioning into Post-Secondary

The Transitioning into Post-Secondary Program (TIPS) prepares newcomer high school youth for their transition into post-secondary education or training, by matching them with U of C student mentors who provide information, resources and support.

Our News

Inspirational 2020 Book of Stories is released

This special edition of “In Their Own Words” is a collection of youth award-winning essays that speak notably to the personal immigrant and refugee journeys of 31 award winners in this 30th year of services. The aura that surrounds this great read is generated by the...

Jasmeet Khatkar – Volunteer of the Month – November

Jasmeet Khatkar has been volunteering 9 in different roles at CBFY since she was in grade. She is selected as the CBFY Volunteer of the Month for November 2020. “My name is Jasmeet Khatkar and I am a third-year Psychology student at the University of Calgary. I enjoy...

The School System — what you need to know

Many immigrants move to Canada seeking better opportunities for themselves and their children. The school system in Alberta and Canada may be different from the newcomer’s home country and might seem confusing. In this post, you will find basic and simplified...

Nicole Sarden – Volunteer of the Month – October

Nicole Sarden has been volunteering at CBFY since 2019 in different roles. She is selected as the CBFY Volunteer of the Month for October 2020. Here is Nicole’s volunteering story: “My name is Nicole Sarden and I am originally from Colombia. I came to Canada 6 years...

Academic Success in High School

Completing high school in Canada is a rewarding yet highly demanding accomplishment. Newcomer students may find it even harder as they navigate a new system, a new culture and a new learning environment. A high school diploma will provide students with the skills and...

Bridge Club Registration

Bridge Club Registration for Elementary school-aged children is open.  Join us online and in-person as we play games, host fun workshops, go on field trips, make friends, and much more. Who: Grades 1-6, 1st/2nd Generation Immigrants, Low-Income, Indigenous Youth When:...

Contact us

Address: 602 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 1M7

Phone: 403-230-7745 email:

Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak our office does not accept walk-ins.

Out staff is supporting clients virtually by offering remote services. Click here to see contact details. 



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