Pebbles in the Sand

Program Description


The program helps immigrant women learn to read and write. 


Program Details

  • English language enhancement
  • One-on-one language support and mentoring
  • Family literacy skills
  • Parenting information
  • Life skills
  • Health education
  • Community resources information and support
  • Field trips 


Eligible Clients

The program is available to all immigrant women, including Canadian citizens and refugees with less than 7 years of education. An English assessment is required for enrolment.


Program Dates 

The program has three intakes a year

  • April – July
  • August – November
  • November – March 

Classes are offered part-time

  • Morning 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Afternoon 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Additional Program Information

  • Classes are offered in 9 community locations
  • Participants receive support with transportation cost to come to classes
  • Field trips and group visits to different places in Calgary
  • Referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services


Free childcare and first language support is available.


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