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

Youth Achievement Awards and CBFY Anniversary celebration is postponed

The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth 30th Anniversary and Youth Achievement Awards celebration is postponed. Health and safety of our students, staff and clients is our highest priority. With the ongoing news of coronavirus spreading in Alberta, we are cancelling...

Message from the CEO

Humanity is faced with trying times ahead as COVID-19 grows into a rampant global pandemic. This is amongst one of the worst humanitarian crises that the world is encountering, but as a Canadian nation built on the spirit of humanitarianism, we will embrace this...

Power of Voice Conference has been cancelled

With great regret, we need to inform everyone that the PoV has been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19. We take the safety of our youth very seriously and will be postponing the conference until further notice. Please stay healthy and safe!

Alejandro Rios Avila – Volunteer of the Month – February

“Alejandro explains the In-School Settlement Program (ISSP) to the families that come to the reception from around the world to register their children to the Calgary Catholic School District (CSSD). It seems as Alejandro is a youth immigrant himself he sees the...

Welcoming 2020 with Blessings

Calgary Bridge Foundation staff come together to welcome and give blessings to the year 2020. We are the team that will continue to dream, and support our children, youth and newcomer families.

Daniel Habte Araya – Volunteer of the Month – January

“Daniel consistently delivered a superb job in assisting out newcomer immigrant and refugee students and their families and supporting the In-School Settlement Program (ISSP) and Calgary Board of Education (CBE) staff in different ways. He demonstrated this through...

Contact us

Address:  620 – 5920 Macleod Trail SW Calgary, AB T2H 0K2

Phone: 403-230-7745 email:

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

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