New to Airdrie?

Welcome to Airdrie!

If you and your family are new to our community, the following may help guide you to some of the great agencies and events that will help you settle in.

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1. Welcoming Airdrie

Welcoming Airdrie is a committee made up of a number of local agencies that provide social, immigration, educational and other services.

Its Vision is: To be a community that is welcoming, accessible, and engaging to new residents.
Its Mission is: Welcoming Airdrie works as a partnership to provide opportunities and resources so that new residents feel included, connected, and engaged in the community.

It Goals are:
a) Newcomers have access to accurate and relevant information that meets their needs.
b) Increased awareness of Welcoming Airdrie and what we offer.
c) Broader networks enable Welcoming Airdrie to reach wider community and to improve and expand services.
d) Newcomers have opportunities to connect with other newcomers, service providers and citizens, leading to increased integration.
e) Welcoming Airdrie is a sustainable entity.
f) Community is educated about challenges and opportunities related to newcomers.
g) Increased awareness of needs of newcomer community.

The committee is finalizing a Newcomers Guide, which will include information of interest to those new to Airdrie.  To contact Welcoming Airdrie, click here.

 

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2. Airdrie & Area Resource Council

The Airdrie & Area Resource Council (ARC) includes representatives from human services, health services and education. Since 1976, ARC has met to discuss current issues, network and update each other on activities and programs.  To discuss what ARC has to offer, contact the City of Airdrie’s Social Planning Department  by email at social.planning@airdrie.ca.

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3. Airdrie Public Library

The Airdrie Public Library on Main Street South in Airdrie’s downtown core is a great resource for newcomers.  In addition to providing information for newcomers, the library offers special programs and events for all age groups.

 

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4. North Rocky View Community Links

Community Links strengthens individuals, families, and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports, and resources.  As of April 1, 2008, North Rocky View Community Resource Center and Airdrie Family Services Society amalgamated to become Community Links. Support Services include, Counseling, Outreach, Community Development and Family Resources. Community Links serves and promotes the welfare of people in North Rocky View and ensures that all people have access to services, resources and opportunities they require to promote their well being.  For newcomers, check out their Connecting publication by clicking here.

 

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5. airdrieFEST Community Event – September 10th

Join in the fun as 100+ not-for-profit and business groups showcase their services and products on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at City Hall. Enjoy free family fun, live entertainment, kids’ games and community recreational program registrations.

airdrieFEST is a great opportunity for new Airdrie residents to come out and see everything Airdrie has to offer.

Again, welcome to Airdrie!

Oh! And and by the way…when you are settled in and want opportunities to meet new people, contact us at Volunteer Airdrie!

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