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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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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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At the Centre with Emily Albertsen
Language Development

At the Centre with Emily Albertsen

February 13, 2017

At the Centre is an ongoing blog series that features faculty and staff at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA).

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Pilot Project: Open Educational Resources in the ELL Classroom
Research and Development

Pilot Project: Open Educational Resources in the ELL Classroom

February 9, 2017

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

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IC Voice: A sharing of ideas
Intercultural Development

IC Voice: A sharing of ideas

February 7, 2017

The following blog post was written by Kelty Christensen, Learner Engagement Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement. 

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Teaching the Present Perfect Tense
Language Development

Teaching the Present Perfect Tense

January 31, 2017

The following blog post was written by Julie Clements, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement (CEIIA). This blog post is part of our Conference Reflection

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Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Program
Workforce Development

Intercultural Competencies for Leaders Program

January 25, 2017

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

"We need more Canada," said former President Obama on his visit to Canada in 2016. His comment makes many of us think we are doing something right!

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Upcoming Events View all

Tuesday February 28, 2017

DiverseCity onBoard Webinar Breakfast

7:30am to 9:00am
Wednesday March 1, 2017

CRTP: Information Session

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Monday March 6, 2017

IC Week: Colour me different

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Tuesday March 7, 2017

IC Week: BLANK by Nassim Soleimanpour

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wednesday March 8, 2017

IC Week: International Women's Day

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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