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Since November 2015, over 27,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada. 1,400 of those refugees have settled in Calgary. Welcoming refugees and newcomers isn’t new for our city. According to the City of Calgary, we welcome an average of 1100 refugees per year from around the world and in 2014 we welcomed over 19,000 immigrants and newcomers to our...

Thousands of Fort McMurray evacuees have made their way to Calgary to escape the devastating fires in the Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo region. Upon arrival, they have a lot of questions around shelter, food and transportation. How do they get clothing for their kids? Where can they get financial assistance? Our 211 Information & Referral Specialists have been...

Richard Hinse, Commander of Calgary's 911 Centre discusses the new partnership at a press conference at Calgary Police Service Headquarters on October 14, 2015. Distress Centre has partnered with the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department and 9-1-1 to promote 211 for citizens in need. 211 is a telephone-based information and referral service that connects Calgarians...

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