Our Programs

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

The Volunteer Resources department was developed in 2016. CBFY believes that volunteerism is an influential tool to engage both long-term and new Canadians in helping to overcome the challenges faced by immigrant and refugee youth and their families.
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 Scholarship Award Winners of 2019 shared their amazing stories in the Book of Stories – In Their Own Words. To view the Book of Stories, click here.

Our News

Jillian Armonia – Volunteer of the Month – September

“Jillian joined the CBFY for 5 weeks of the Mentorship Summer Program and was an absolutely invaluable addition to the team. She had impeccable attendance and was always willing and ready to help. All of the Mentorship program staff knew they could count on her...

You are invited to the Multicultural Newcomer Fair

Let’s celebrate diversity together! Multicultural Newcomer Fair is an annual family event presented by the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth.The event will be held on November 15, 2019 (Friday) from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Bishop Grandin High School, 111 Haddon Road...

United Way kick-off

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth is a grateful follower of the United Way of Calgary and Area. With their generous support, our Afterschool Program was able to support 2139 immigrant and refugee youth and offered services in 29 locations including schools,...

Happy Calgary Pride 2019!

This Sunday CBFY joined thousands of marchers in celebration of diversity and love. We danced our way through Calgary city centre alongside youth being proud to support and promote equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQ community.        ...

End of summer with the Mentorship Program

Our Mentorship program students had fun and interactive summer and we would like to congratulate 350 peer mentors and newcomer youth who registered for both the Mentorship Program’s Welcome Information for Newcomers (W.I.N.) and Newcomer Orientation and Welcome...

Nicky Ford – Volunteer of the Month – August

Nicky Ford, born and raised in the UK, moved to Canada in 2013. He started volunteering with CBFY in July 2019. Nicky hopes to become a teacher and is beginning Bachelor of Education at Mount Royal University in September.  “Nicky started volunteering with Nickle...

Contact us

Address:  620 – 5920 Macleod Trail SW Calgary, AB T2H 0K2
Phone: 403-230-7745 email: contactus@cbfy.ca
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays

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