Throughout Calgary’s history, the sustained increase in the number of immigrant, visible minority and Racialized persons arriving in the city has continually brought a range of culturally diverse experiences, perspectives and vibrancy.
However, the reality is that some of these individuals continue to face barriers (finding jobs and quality housing, to name a few) when they try to participate actively in society. They simply do not feel a sense of belonging. Recognizing the daily struggles that some people experience is an important step on the road to becoming a more inclusive city.
Publications and Initiatives
- Welcoming Community Policy, 2011: creating a city that is welcoming to diverse populations.
- Calgary Immigrants Population Profile (2016): Information about immigrants living in Calgary.
- Immigrant inclusion: Municipal Scan (2016): focuses only on the strategic initiatives and policy responses led by Canadian and international municipal governments to address the needs of immigrants living in their cities.
- Diversity in Calgary; looking forward to 2020 (2011): a fact sheet on immigrant population trends and growth.
- Every Vote Counts; report to the community (2011): joint paper with the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary on immigrant voting patterns.