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

Stories from the BlogView Centre blog

English Language Learning

The Importance of Skill Building in Writing

July 19, 2017

The following blog post was written by Andrea Kiss-Parciu, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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Canada's past, present, and future: Identity and legislation
Intercultural Development

Canada's past, present, and future: Identity and legislation

July 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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VESL Volunteer Profile: Roop Ram Sharma
English Language Learning

VESL Volunteer Profile: Roop Ram Sharma

July 12, 2017

Since 2005, VESL (the Volunteer ESL Tutor Training Project) has supported the professional development of volunteer ELL tutors throughout the city of Calgary.

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Intercultural Development

The ICan Crew goes green

July 11, 2017

The ICan Crew is an Intercultural Centre initiative that engages Bow Valley College learners in volunteering both on campus and in the greater Calgary community.

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CRTP Learners Participate in Simulated Interviews
Career Advancement

CRTP Learners Participate in Simulated Interviews

July 6, 2017

The following blog post was written by Laurel Madro, Program Coordinator of the Centre's Corporate Readiness Training Program (CRTP).

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Upcoming Events View all

Thursday July 27, 2017

Community Volunteerism: Habitat for Humanity

9:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday August 2, 2017

CRTP Information Session

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Thursday September 7, 2017

ICan Crew Orientation

11:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday September 13, 2017

Become a Bow Valley College Volunteer!

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Centre Workshops View all

Applied Research Projects View all

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