Mission, Vision & Values

Since 1988 the Centre for Newcomers has been a key resource for immigrants and refugees of all nationalities. Located in the Marlborough commercial district in Pacific Place Mall, the Centre services individuals from all across Calgary and is easily accessible by public transit, either bus or C-Train.

Our vision is the ultimate goal, the world we imagine for Calgary:

  • A community that values diversity, in which people of all backgrounds find and create opportunities to fulfil dreams and participate fully as citizens.

Services at the Centre are influenced by and embody our values:
  •     equality and respect
  •     collaboration
  •     communication
  •     professionalism
  •     caring
  •     diversity and inclusion

These values are reflected in our mission

  • To support newcomers and the receiving community in becoming a diverse, united community, through services and initiatives that create conditions of success for newcomers and that foster a welcoming environment in Calgary.

We view the integration of newcomers as a two-way process of experience, influence and impact between newcomers and the communities that welcome them.  

The Centre for Newcomers provides local, provincial and national leadership in immigrant settlement and integration, contributing as a key member of these collaborative associations: The Centre’s promise to the community is this:  by welcoming newcomers, and supporting them to settle and integrate, by working collaboratively and in partnership, with a workplace culture that is founded on respect, co-operation and trust, we are making a positive difference in the lives of all Calgarians.