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We support the settlement of newcomers to Cochrane, as well as a celebration of heritage for all Albertans, newly arrived or settled here for generations.

Our Vision

We envision Cochrane as becoming a place where:

All immigrants and newcomers are welcomed, engaged, and can be actively involved in all aspects of community life in Cochrane and Area.

Everyone has access to, and knowledge of the services needed to pursue their goals.

Our Mission

In pursuit of this vision, the purpose of this group is to form an ongoing partnership with new immigrants and newcomers to Cochrane and Area, organizations that serve this population, and community volunteers in order to:

Educate the wider community to the cultural diversity that exists in Cochrane and area.

Facilitate access to services and funding to meet newcomers’ identified needs.

Collaborate with newcomers, service groups, and volunteers to help address gaps in services.

Accumulate data, which identifies needs related to immigrants and newcomers.

Communicate the needs of immigrants and newcomers to community and area organizations in order that they may better serve this population.

Celebrate diversity through events and activities, and invite immigrants and newcomers to get involved.

What We Do

We collaborate with Rocky View Immigrant Services (RVIS), Rocky View Wheatland Local Immigration Partnership (RVWLIP), and local community organizations to link newcomers and immigrants with essential resources and support.

We also prioritize "buying local" when organizing and hosting events like Culture Fest, Newcomer Welcome events, and Fundraisers. We are so fortunate to benefit from the generosity of local Cochrane businesses.

Our volunteer Board Directors, Ambassadors, and team of community volunteers are from diverse cultural backgrounds and help us celebrate multiculturalism in our community all year long.

Late in 2022, we welcomed a half-time Executive Director to our team to support and further drive our efforts in achieving our mission, vision, and goals.




Our Programs

• Newcomer-Immigrant Post Secondary Scholarships

• Multicultural Library

• Volunteer Opportunities

For information about volunteer opportunities, or to learn more about what we do, please reach out to us at CISCcochrane@gmail.com

Our Sponsors & Community Partnerships

Bow Rivers Edge Bow Rivers Edge Cochrane Lions Club Rotary Club of Cochrane Home Treasures Adult Learning Alliance Church Cochrane Logo Bow Valley College Cochrane Logo Boys and Girls Cochrane Logo Cochrane Logo FCSS Cochrane Logo Helping Hands Cochrane Logo Prospect Cochrane Logo RVIS Cochrane Logo St Andrew Cochrane Logo Library Cochrane Logo Bow Rivers Edge Bow Rivers Edge Cochrane Lions Club Rotary Club of Cochrane Home Treasures Adult Learning Alliance Church Cochrane Logo Bow Valley College Cochrane Logo Boys and Girls Cochrane Logo Cochrane Logo FCSS Cochrane Logo Helping Hands Cochrane Logo Prospect Cochrane Logo RVIS Cochrane Logo St Andrew Cochrane Logo Library Cochrane Logo

Coming Soon

Leaves Abound All Around 2023

Jingle Mingle

Everyone is welcome to join us for a FREE soup (vegetarian) lunch on CHRISTMAS DAY from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Dr. REGISTRATION preferred but not necessary.

Past Events

Leaves Abound All Around 2023

Newcomer

Culture Fest 2023

Culture Fest

Ice Cream Fundraiser 2023

Ice Cream Fundraiser

Partners-Re Integration 2023

Partners-Re Integration

Fundraiser and Silent Auction 2023

Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Volunteer Appreciation Afternoon Tea 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Afternoon Tea

LAAR Spring 2023

LAAR Spring 2023

Get in Touch

Contact Us: CISCcochrane@gmail.com

Land Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that we are grateful to be gathered in this place that is situated on Treaty 7 territory, traditional lands of the Stoney Nakoda peoples of the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley Bands, the Tsuut’ina, the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) peoples of Siksika, Piikani and Kainai Band. We also respectfully acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Metis Nation within Region III.

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