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Welcome to the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

The Centre provides leadership in the integration and advancement of immigrants into Canadian society through English language learning, career advancement, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship. The foundation for success has been built and the motivation to innovate is stronger than ever.

Every year, the Centre at Bow Valley College successfully introduces over 3700 learners to language and workplace skills training programs. From this extensive work, we have conducted research, developed curricula and delivered training to assist practitioners, employers, and learners within our community and around the globe. We are a leader in the development of award-winning programs and learning resources that assist in the delivery of workplace, language, and intercultural competency training.

The Centre is a national leader in social innovation. We support immigrants in achieving their aspirations, we celebrate the advantage of diversity, and we maximize immigrant contributions to Canada's social and economic vibrancy.

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Become a Centre member. Participate in professional learning and expand your network. Membership is free and the benefits are many.

The ESL Literacy Readers page has a new look. Our collection of forty theme-based readers are available in both print and audio book format.

Testimonial

  • The Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement embodies the values and strategic vision of Bow Valley College. From the Centre, we develop and share expertise widely to advance language skills and intercultural understanding and leverage the strengths of both diverse communities and workplaces
    Sharon Carry
    Bow Valley College, President Emerita

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IC in the Classroom
Intercultural Development

IC in the Classroom

May 17, 2017

The following blog post was written by Tahira Ebrahim, Centre Liaison Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.  

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Research in Action: Connecting to our Communities through Applied Research
Research and Development

Research in Action: Connecting to our Communities through Applied Research

May 17, 2017

The following blog post was written by Jennifer Caswell, Community Liaison Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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Tips for Integrating into the Canadian Workplace
Career Advancement

Tips for Integrating into the Canadian Workplace

May 11, 2017

The following blog was written by Stacey Busse, an instructor in the Corporate Readiness Training Program at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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The Arrival Experiences of Refugee Learners
English Language Learning

The Arrival Experiences of Refugee Learners

May 8, 2017

A new professional development workshop series designed to strengthen the teaching skills of ELL practitioners who work with refugee learners commenced last week. The workshop series is part of a two-year project undertaken by the CEIIA and funded by

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Games for Language Learning
English Language Learning

Games for Language Learning

May 4, 2017

The following blog post was written by Dara MacKay, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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Upcoming Events View all

Tuesday June 6, 2017

Cultural Insights: Stampede 101

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Wednesday June 7, 2017

CRTP Information Session

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Tuesday June 13, 2017

Strategies for Teaching Refugees

1:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday June 13, 2017

Cultural Insights: History Wrangler Presentation

1:00pm to 2:30pm

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