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African Sudanese Association of Calgary
Activities and Programs

Programs & Services
ASAC offers a number of programs and services throughout the year. These include:

Finding accommodation
Finding a family doctor
Finding a school for your children
Driving to groceries
Help with banking
Help getting furniture and other household items
Using public transit
The public library system
Phone books
Field trips to: Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, Calgary Stampede, hockey games, Calgary Public Library, leisure centres, employment centres etc.
Community Outreach
This program reaches out to all Sudanese and non-Sudanese immigrants helping them become more independent by providing guidance,counselling, referals and interpretation. The program aims to lower barriers caused by language,education and cultural differences.

Community Kitchen
Monthly planning and cooking sessions enable participants to acquire skills leading to healthy, efficient and affordable meals.

Literacy classes
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
Basic computer training in Microsoft Word, Excel, Quickbooks Accounting and Computers for Kids
Income tax preparation
Youth Programs
Homework Club
Employment counselling
Volunteering in the community
Job Finding Club
Resume and cover letter writing workshop
Interview techniques and practice
Job search
Job applications
Social service applications
Student finance applications
Getting a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Worker''s Compensation Board (WCB)
Citizenship Classes
Canadian citizenship class for Sudanese and other immigrants
Basic Canadian history
Interpretation & Translation
ASAC provides interpretation and translation services for members of the Sudanese community in their communications with important service providers, schools, authorities and government agencies. We also offer a Community Language School and Translation Services.

Cultural and social events
Counselling and referral
Health and parenting workshop
Promoting Sudanese culture in Canada
Meaning of holidays celebrated in Canada
In-home support for child welfare
Community picnics
Cars & Driving
Helping new Sudanese immigrants obtain their driver''s license
Buying a car
How to maintain a car in winter and summer
Immigration Canada
Calgary Police & RCMP
Probation Office
Remand Centre

Future Programs
A number of other ASAC programs are in the planning stages and include citizenship; ESL and literacy classes; a youth club; health and parenting workshops.

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