At Home In The Hills (AHIH)

What community connections mean to you, what would help to connect you even more with your neighbours? What events or programs would you like to see? Share your thoughts with us!

 

AHIH believes residents need to know their neighbours. As in time of need, they can look for support in each other. Knowing your neighbours can simply bring a feeling of being safe in your own community and engage with one another!

⬇ Survey Time ⬇

That’s why we would like to tell you a bit about us 😊:

Winnie Huang

  • Winnie has been a resident of the Northern Hills community for the past 8+ years and loves the peaceful image of a winter’s day, the pockets of discoveries she finds while exploring her neighbourhood, and getting to know her community. She hopes to meet you soon at an upcoming community engagement!

Samana Zee

  • Samana has been living in Coventry Hills (part of Northern Hills Calgary) for six years. She is a mother of two and a stay-at-home mom at the moment. She is an engineer but has been working on her culinary skills for some time. She likes making desserts, shopping, travelling, and making new friends.  She started volunteering at NHCA in 2017. Volunteering enabled her to find a great way of giving back to the community. She believes that connecting with the people within ones community can prevail peace, tolerance and harmony within the region.

Faiza Sheikh

  • Faiza is from Pakistan and residing in Coventry Hills since 2016. She is a mother of 2 little girls. Currently Faiza works for YW Calgary and helps immigrants with English Language Classes.

Fana Ousseini

  • Fana has been living in Coventry Hills for almost 6 years. For people like her, who have left home, finding a new place to feel at home is not always easy. This is the reason why she got attracted by AHIH mission. Her engagement is also driven by the desire to help achieve something great in a place that she can finally call home.

Are you interested to join AHIH team or have questions about its events and programs?

Please contact Winnie Huang via email: ahih@northernhills.ab.ca

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City & Community Resources:

YOUTH

Boys & Girls Club
403.276.9981
www.boysandgirlsclubofcalgary.ca
Provides activities to children from pre-school to young adulthood.

Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (immigrant youth)
403.230.7745
www.calgarybridgefoundation.com
Homework club (for immigrant youth) improves academic success in school, English language skills, self-confidence and self-esteem; assist immigrant youth and families to adjust to Canadian life.

Calgary Learning Centre
403.686.9300
www.calgarylearningcentre.com
Free family literacy programs to encourage the development of literacy and learning in preschool children. Home Reader program to help increase literacy activities at home by providing support to parents.

Scouts Canada & Girl Guides of Canada
Scouts: www.scouts.ca/ca ; Local Chapter: 239 Northern Hills: http://239scouts.webs.com/
They currently have more than 130 youth involved in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Ventures,  meeting at Coventry Hills School and Panorama Hills Elementary School.

Guides: www.calgarygirlguides.com/
There are a few groups in the Northern Hills of Sparks, Brownies and Guides. Pathfinders and Rangers groups can be found just outside the Northern Hills boundary. Visit the main Guides website and click on Unit Finder at the top of the page to find your nearest group.

Youth Central
403.266.5448
www.cyfe.ca
Operated by youth 12 to 18 who are responsible for distributing grant money to important you driven projects; have a variety of challenging, fun and meaningful volunteer projects that youth can work on as a team.

YMCA
403.531.1660
www.ymcacalgary.org
Have programs for children, youth and adults delivered throughout the city. Programs focus on education, language skills, employment and recreation.

SENIORS

Bethany Care Society (Harvest Hills)
403.210.4600
www.bethanycare.com/housingcare/continuing-care/bethany-harvest-hills
Specially designed to meet the care needs of those in mid to late stages of dementia, the care centre is built on a model of “six small houses” and offers an environment similar to resident homes while still enabling staff to provide quality care.

Calgary Family Services – Older Adult Teams, Volunteer Program, Get up and Go Program
403.286.1811
403.269.9888
www.calgaryfamily.org
A nonprofit, charitable organization that provides services to older adults who are 65+; volunteer opportunities to help older adults in the community; and community program that assists older adults become familiar with transit services.

Newport Harbour Care Centre
403.567.5100
www.newportharbourcarecentre.com/#7
A long-term Care facility.

IMMIGRANT SERVICES

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
www.ccis-calgary.ab.ca
Offers resettlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants.

Calgary Chinese Community Services Association
www.cccsa.ca
Provides services and support to the current and future Chinese Canadian community including health, children, youth and interpretation programs.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
www.ciwa-online.com
Addresses the needs and concerns of immigrant and refugee women, youth, children and families.

Calgary Newcomer Services Guide
www.propellus.org

Calgary Public Library Services for Newcomers
403.260.2702
www.calgarylibrary.ca/newcomers
Provides programs and services in partnership with local immigrant-serving agencies.

Centre for Newcomers
www.centrefornewcomers.ca
Where newcomers to Canada can find connections in Calgary.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada
www.cic.gc.ca
Government of Canada services offered to new Canadians.

Immigrant Services Calgary
www.immigrantservicescalgary.ca
Offers a wide range of programs and services in more than 70 languages to help newcomers enhance their life in Calgary and Canada.

Government of Alberta
www.alis.alberta.ca
Provides resources for work, training, and education for newcomers.

New Canadian Friendship Centre
www.ncfcentre.com
Our mission is to come alongside new immigrants as they adjust to life here in Canada and offer them the support they need to transition smoothly to their new lives.

HEALTH SERVICES

Alberta Health Services
www.albertahealthservices.ca/services

Alberta Health Services – Access Mental Health; Mobile Response Team (24-hr)
403.943.1500
www.albertahealthservices.ca
Provide information and options for adult and geriatric services and community referrals; help with mental health concerns.

Alzheimer Society of Calgary
403.290.0110
www.alzheimercalgary.com/alzheimercalgary
The mission of the Alzheimer Society of Calgary is to alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias and promote the search for a cause and cure.

Canadian Mental Health Association
403.297.1700
http://cmha.calgary.ab.ca
Provide advocacy services, supportive counseling, and suicide bereavement support.

Distress Centre
403.266.1605
http://distresscentre.com
24-hour crisis line; peer support.

Health Link Alberta
1-866-408-5465 (LINK)
www.albertahealthservices.ca/223.asp

Provides health advice and information through a toll-free phone number to all Albertans.

 

CITY OF CALGARY INFORMATION

City of Calgary Information Line
Phone 311

www.calgary.ca/CS/CSC/Pages/311.aspx

For City information or to request a service within Calgary city limits. You can also access 311 online

City of Calgary’s 2-1-1 Service
Phone 211
Connects you to a full range of community, government and social services information in Calgary.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

Calgary Humane Society – Kids for Animals Club; Humane Helpers
403.205.4455
www.calgaryhumane.ca
Club activities include choosing pets, crafts and games, grooming and trips to zoo. Humane helpers and a parent can help socialize cats and rabbits.

Community Kitchen Program of Calgary
www.ckpcalgary.ca

Women In Need Society (WINS)
403. 255.5102
www.womeninneed.net
Thrift stores, family resource centre and free goods referral program to help women and their families find clothing, household items and furniture at the thrift store.

Women’s Centre
403.264.1155
www.women-centre.org
Safe place for women to talk to someone and find information on services.

YWCA
403.263.1550
www.ywcaofcalgary.com
Provide community health and recreation, education and employment services, housing, family violence prevention.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Bus and Light Rail Transit routes and schedules
www.calgarytransit.com

VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMERGENCY

Road safety
www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/roadsafety-1158.htm

Vehicle emergency
www.calgary.ca/_layouts/CoCIS/GSASearchresults.aspx?k=emergency%20car

Winter driving tips
www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safevehicles-safetyfeatures-winterdriving-tips-700.htm#il

HOME SAFETY AND EMERGENCY

Home safety
www.safeathome.ca/category/safety-updates

Child safety
www.safekidscanada.ca/Parents/About-Us/Contact-Us/Index.aspx

Home emergency
www.calgary.ca/_layouts/CoCIS/GSASearchresults.aspx?k=emergency%20at%20home

CHURCHES & FAITH GROUPS

Harvest Hills Alliance Church
403.226.0990
www.hhachurch.com/

New Beginnings Church
403.389.6224
www.nbccalgary.com
Are you looking for a fresh start?

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