Civic Engagement for Immigrant Women gives information on how to become part of one's community and become involved in decision-making processes. It includes information on individual rights and responsibilities in Canada, the voting process, contacting local government officials, joining the school council at a child’s school, and how to voice one's opinion on matters that are of importance to the person. Learning about the importance of volunteering and being involved in civic activities such as voting will help the individual settle in Canada and become part of the country. CIWA has translated this handbook into four other languages: Arabic, Farsi, Spanish and Mandarin.
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Handbook, learner resource, Canadian content
The Calgary Foundation; Alberta Human Rights and Multiculturalism Education Fund; Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) is a professional organization that promotes the highest standards of teaching and English language program provision for all learners in Alberta whose first language is other than English.