On Saturday June 6th, 2020 CFN invites you to celebrate the city of Calgary, it's kaleidoscope of culture and diversity, and the undeniable potential each and every Calgarian holds. 



CFN's 5th Annual Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 6th, 2020, CFN invites you to join us at the fabulous Habebe's Banquet Hall for CFN's 5th Annual Fundraiser: Celebrating Diversity. 

Event performers include Calgary Tai Chi & Martial Arts College, the Nachda Punjab Bhangra Academy, the Majnoon Dance Academy, the Binhi Lahi Philippine Dance Troupe along with a Sudanese Dance performance. There will also be a two-man group playing traditional Afghani / Pakistani music on the Rabab and Tabla throughout the evening.  This is in addition to a photo booth courtesy of Mirage Photography, a 50-50 draw, a raffle, some great Middle Eastern cuisine and a cash bar.
Guests of note confirmed to attend include Calgary-Varsity MLA and AB Minister of Labour & Immigration Jason Copping, Calgary-Beddington MLA and Minster of Seniors & Housing  Josephine Pon, Calgary-Klein MLA Jeremy Nixon, Calgary-Cross MLA Mickey Amery, Calgary Forest Lawn MP Jasraj Hallan, AB Liberal leader David Khan and Calgary City Councillor George Chahal. 


Come help us build community, have fun and most of all, help us work towards the Calgary we imagine and strive for each day – a community that values diversity, in which people of all backgrounds find and create opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

​For more information on the event or to find out how you can get involved please contact CFN's David Anthony Hohol at d.hohol@centrefornewcomers.ca 

Take a quick look at last year's Celebrating Diversity 


About CFN

Established in 1988,  the Centre for Newcomers provides training programs and collaborative support services for immigrants and refugees to promote full integration, cultural diversity, community participation and citizenship to more than 10,000 newcomers each year. At CFN, you will find a full suite of cost-free services and programs for immigrants and refugees in Calgary, including Settlement & Integration Services; Career Development & Job Search; English Language Training (LINC);  EthniCity Catering work experience; Real Me Youth Program; Multicultural Peer Mentorship; Volunteer Development; LGBTQ+ Newcomer Settlement; Career Services for Professional Artists, Mental Health Workshops & Referral Assistance, Seniors Programs, Financial Empowerment Workshops, Volunteer-led Refugee Integration; and Indigenous Education for Newcomers. 

CFN is a key not-for-profit resource centre with a mandate to not only work with newcomers towards their personal settlement and integration goals, but to also equally work with the broader Calgary community to welcome newcomers. It is CFN’s mission to support newcomers and the receiving community in becoming diverse and united, 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.  Services at the Centre are influenced by and embody our values; the values of equality and respect, collaboration, communication, professionalism, caring, along with diversity and inclusion.


Our vision is a community that values diversity, in which people of all backgrounds find and create opportunities to fulfill dreams and participate fully as citizens. We strive to always welcome newcomers, and support them to settle and integrate, to work collaboratively and in partnership with others, and to create a workplace culture that is founded on respect, co-operation and trust. 


 The Fabulous Habebe's Banquet Hall

2611 37 Ave NE #1, Calgary, AB


CFN is excited to hold this year's annual fundraiser

at the one and only Habebe's.


Located in the heart of Calgary, Habebe's Banquet Hall is an exceptional venue that offers a versatile setting adaptable to both corporate and social events. Our facility can comfortably accommodate up to 350 guests. From conferences and seminars to weddings and special occasions. Habebe's passion is creating wonderful memories, exceptional dishes along with outstanding service, at every level.





We are currently offering corporate or individual sponsorship opportunities for CFN’s 5th Annual Fundraiser. 


Sponsorship packages are as follows: 

$500+ Bronze Sponsors -  recognition at celebration event, on website & social media
$1000+ Silver Sponsors -  recognition in program + bronze
$3500+ Gold Sponsors -  recognition in Annual Report & AGM + silver
$7000+ Signature Sponsor - recognition via permanent signage at CFN + gold


Other Ways to Get Involved

At the Centre for Newcomers we strive, each and every day, to build community and work towards making Calgary the best city it can be. Aside from our upcoming 30th Diamond Anniversary Celebration, we have a multitude of programs you can get involved in.  These include our language and employment training, youth programs, domestic violence programming, mental health initiatives, financial empowerment, Indigenous Education for Newcomers, Cultural Competency work, and Welcoming the Rainbow, our LGBTQ+ Newcomers Settlement Program.

Give Online

The Centre for Newcomers is a not for profit registered charity that assists 10,000+ immigrants and refugees need every year. You can make a donation of your choosing any time. Click HERE to make a donation. 

Become a Volunteer 

Are you new to Canada and looking for ways to become involved in community activities in Calgary? Or are you a life-long Canadian, interested in volunteering in a multicultural setting?  Volunteer opportunities allow you to be a part of building your community. Click HERE to find out more. 

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