Affordable and free resources

Alpha House Calgary

Alpha House offers mental health, addiction, and shelter support for homelessness individuals. They strive to provide individuals with more permanent, long-term solutions and support in their challenges with mental health, addiction, and homelessness.

https://alphahousecalgary.com/how-we-help/

Calgary Career and Employment Centre

Calgary Career and Employment Services offers services that can help people find jobs and be quality candidates for their applications. They provide several different services that may be useful:

  • Drop-In Services
  • Career Coaching
  • Computer Training
  • Webinars
  • Employer Services
  • Career Cafes

https://www.mcgcareers.com/calgary-career-and-employment-centre-2/

Calgary John Howard Society

Employment and education programs for adults

https://www.cjhs.ca/our-programs/adult-programs/employment-and-education/

Centre for Newcomers

Sources are available in multiple different languages 

Who can qualify: 

  • Unemployed or underemployed permanent residents, citizens or persons legally entitled to work or train in Canada
  • Persons looking for work or training who have language barriers

https://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/careers

Community Services, City of Calgary 

Programs offered:

  • Accessible and equitable services and programs
  • Immigrants, newcomers and refugees
  • Seniors programs and services
  • Calgary Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee
  • Neighbourhood Services
  • Family and Community Support Services
  • Crime Prevention Investment Plan
  • Researches about Calgary 

https://www.calgary.ca/categories/subcategory-communityservices.html

Employment Services, Government of Alberta 

Services to help Albertans find work and explore career, employment and training options.

  • Workshops
  • Employability and career counselling
  • Career and job fairs
  • Information regarding job search and labour market

If you have any questions about it please contact css.careerservicesdirectory@gov.ab.ca.

https://www.alberta.ca/employment-services.aspx#jumplinks-0%20OK%20Start%20New

Escaping family violence

24 hour call line, women’s emergency shelters, women’s second stage housing, seniors emergency housing

https://www.alberta.ca/find-shelters.aspx

Fair Entry Program, City of Calgary

The Fair entry program is available for low income families in Calgary, this program is offered through the City of Calgary. Eligibility is dependent on income. 

Programs and services: Calgary transit monthly passes, Calgary transit low income seniors yearly passes, recreation fee assistance, no cost spay, neuter programs, senior services home maintenance, property tax assistance, property tax assistance,

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/cns/neighbourhood-services/programs-and-services-for-low-income-calgarians.html

Homeless outreach program

Legal aid to homeless individuals to obtain legal advice they might not have access to. As well they have an ID clinic which helps homeless individuals access proper identification and government equivalent documents to help them access other programs or move closer to stable housing/work.

https://clg.ab.ca/programs-services/homeless-outreach-program/

Microsoft Resume Template

https://templates.office.com/en-us/modern-chronological-resume-tm16402488

Microsoft Cover Letter Template

https://templates.office.com/en-us/resumes-and-cover-letters 

https://templates.office.com/en-us/resume-cover-letter-for-temporary-position-tm16402404

Shelter finder

Homeless shelters, short term supportive housing, long term supportive housing

https://www.alberta.ca/find-shelters.aspx