Newcomer Support


ABLE - Adult Basic Literacy Education

Medicine Hat - 403-529-3828
Oyen - 403-664-2060
Bassano - 403-641-3444 
Brooks - 403-362-1685

BCIS - Brooks and County Immigration Services

​BCIS is a not-for-profit organization, which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants, refugees and temporary foreign workers. It is a project of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society.

Programs offered:

-Newcomers outreach

-Orientation, information and referrals

-Emergency interpretation and translation

-Supportive counselling

-Employment readiness

-Ethnocultural collaboration

-Enhancing supportive communities

BCIS employees speak the following languages:

Acholie, Arabic, English, French, Luganda, Oromo, Punjabi, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Urdo

Brooks phone 403-362-0404

Life Talk Counseling Services - Brooks

Christian Based Counseling

Our counselors counsel people dealing with abuse, alcohol, drugs and sexual addictions, anger, anxiety, childhood adjustments, depression, domestic violence, grief, family, immigration adjustments, marriage, parenting, performance, pre-marital, relationships, self-esteem, stress,  trauma, and unresolved past issues, and more.


Group Seminars available through Misspelled WordMisspelled WordLifetalk

“Anger and Its Many Faces” - a five week seminar offering a thorough and practical look at anger and its generators. Learn how to deal with frustration, hurt and fear before they are expressed as anger. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Call for information on next session.

“Active Parenting of Teens” - a six week video seminar offering skills, discussion and support to guide your teens through the most turbulent period of their lives. Cost $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Arnie Weber.  Call for information on next session. 

"Understanding Grief and Loss" Explore the grief process to facilitate understanding of,  and healing for those who are struggling with loss, change or separation from loved ones. $20/person, $40/couple. Facilitated by Roxanne Hansen. Call for information on next session.

Walking Alongside the Depressed” - a seminar enabling participants to understand depression and current treatments, to encourage friends and family to helpfully walk alongside those struggling with depression. Call for information on next session.

All of the above programs will be offered at Room 207 Misspelled WordMisspelled WordLifetalk Seminar Room in Brooks Community Cultural Center at 327 - 3rd St W, Brooks. For more information & to register, call 403-362-2210.

Mennonite Central Committee - Taber

​Our purpose is to serve Newcomers in southern Alberta who are limited by language, education and understanding of Canadian ways. Our clients come from countries such as, but not limited to Mexico, Belize and Paraguay.

Call 403-223-4144

Saamis Immigration Services Association

​Saamis Immigration Services include on-going programs and services assisting in resettlement and integration of newly arrived immigrants and refugees.

For language barrier services, clinics can arrange translation. Call Dasha at Saamis Immigration with the location, date and time of the appointment requiring a translator 2 or 3 days before the appointment, if possible.

If an unexpected translator is required they may be able to arrange a volunteer via telephone. 

Call 403-504-1188 ext 108