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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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Updates to the eLearning Toolkit
English Language Learning

Updates to the eLearning Toolkit

April 26, 2017

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

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IC Engagement - A Trimester in Review
Intercultural Development

IC Engagement: A Trimester in Review

April 20, 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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VESL Volunteer Profile: Michaela
English Language Learning

VESL Volunteer Profile: Michaela

April 17, 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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CRTP Thanks Calgary Company
Career Advancement

CRTP Thanks Calgary Company

April 12, 2017

The following blog post was written by Anne O'Byrne a Mentoring Career Advisor at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.

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Upcoming Events View all

Tuesday May 2, 2017

The Arrival Experiences of Refugee Learners

1:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday May 3, 2017

VESL - The Language Experience Approach

6:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday May 11, 2017

ICan Crew Orientation

Friday May 12, 2017

IC Community Volunteering: Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids

9:00am to 12:00pm
Monday May 15, 2017

VESL - Simple past tense & pronunciation of "ed"

6:00pm to 8:30pm

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