Immigrant Services

Our Vision

All immigrants and newcomers are welcomed, engaged and included in all aspects of community life in Cochrane and area. They have access to and knowledge of the services they need in order to pursue their goals.

Our Mission

The purpose of this Committee is to form a partnership with new immigrants and newcomers to Cochrane and Area, and organizations that serve this population, in order to:

About Us

The Cochrane Immigrant Services Committee (CISC) supports the inclusion of newcomers to Canada and our community, as well as a celebration of heritage for all Albertans, newly arrived or settled here for generations. Our CISC is excited about celebrating our multicultural community all year long.

Our CISC is comprised of members of many service providing agencies including Rockyview Immigrant Services (RVIS), Helping Hands Society of Cochrane & Area, local faith community, educational institutions, and volunteers, many from a variety of cultural backgrounds and cultures. This results in partnerships such as preparing and presenting translated tours of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park and hosting events such a biannual Welcome Night. We are also hold an annual Citizenship Ceremony and a Christmas Day Celebration. In the past, we have held an annual Community Picnic in August with cultural performances and interactive learning opportunities. This year we are holding a CultureFest to highlight these cultural performances and interactive learning opportunities that will be held in conjunction with National Culture Days.

As a group we are committee to help newcomers to our lovely community to get connected to local resources to help them feel like they belong and are welcomed into Cochrane. We are always accepting new members and volunteers. Please contact us, if you are interested.

Yearly Events

Please visit out facebook page @Newcomers Cochrane

Community Partnerships

Please check partners individual pages for list of other events, classes, and opportunities for newcomers.

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Fleeha Ahmad

Program Coordinator, CCIS, Rocky View Immigrant ServicesĀ settlement worker, RVIS

(403) 604-2377
Helping Hands

Helping Hands Society of Cochrane & Area

ProgramsĀ Manager
(587) 580-9448