Integrate your children born outside of Canada in school and help them build confidence, make friends and improve their academic skills.
The Calgary’s Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY) supports immigrant and refugee youth and their families with knowledge and information about Canadian culture and schooling system. Our experienced staff and program facilitators help children and youth make lasting friendships through programs that grow their personal, social and emotional skills while helping them settle into life in Canada.
As a newcomer family looking to register your child(ren) in school, we are your first point of contact. We have offices in the public Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District reception centres. This allows us to provide one-on-one support to your family and to direct your children into programs that best suit their needs.
The SWIS Program provides support, builds cultural connections, mentors, and guides children and youth as they settle and integrate into their new life in Canada. The SWIS Program is cost-free…
The Mentorship Program (SWIS program) introduces immigrant youth (grades 7 – 12) to Calgary through afterschool programs, peer mentoring, field trips and one-on-one support. Our mentors provide a support system…
The Afterschool Program works with immigrant youth throughout their school years (grades 1-12) and focuses on keeping youth positively engaged by providing academic support, English language development, recreational and healthy…
The RBC Youth Empowerment Program uses a holistic approach to help high school immigrant and English learners to overcome challenges in the classroom. We offer free tutoring in math, sciences,…
Read inspiring stories from our youth, meet our hard-working volunteers and learn about our upcoming events.
“Hi, my name is Keerthana Chockalingam. I’m currently a second-year Health Science student at the University of Calgary where I’m…
“My name is Fady, and I am in my final year of Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) at the University…
My name is Mitchel Pedersen, and I am a second-year mechanical engineering student at the University of Calgary. I was…
CBFY relies on the dedication of our benevolent volunteers,mentors and donors who support & nurture immigrant youth and families as they integrate into Canadian culture. Each year our demand for immigrant youth services in Calgary continues to grow and we are proud to share 2019’s successes with you.
12496 Children, Youth & Families Served
222 School Locations with Established Partnerships
8885 Hours Contributed by Volunteers
1167 Mentorship clients Served
Children & Youth Supported
75 RBC Youth Empowerment Program
1977 Afterschool Client Supported
8977 In-School Settlement Clients
Your donation helps CBFY provide services to immigrant or refugee children and youth. Through in-school placement and settlement programs, afterschool programs, and post-secondary preparations, CBFY makes the transition to life in Calgary easier.
We focus on building a community, encouraging leadership and academic success and providing support to families adapting to their new life in Canada.