About

It all started with a conversation between a group of French-speaking immigrant friends in Calgary.

In 2008, there was no Francophone organization dedicated to promoting cultural communities in Calgary, and thus facilitating the integration of immigrants from these communities .

That year, this group of friends got together to discuss what they could do to make a difference. That’s how a conversation among friends gave birth to an organization that today improves the lives of young people, women and families in Calgary.

MANDATE

The Portail de l’Immigrant Association offers a range of services and programs that meet the needs of the Francophone community in all its diversity. The organization promotes and shares Francophone cultural riches with the general public in Alberta.

Vision

The beacon of a Francophone, multicultural, inclusive and flourishing community.

VALUES

RESPECT

We treat each and everyone with great consideration by taking approaches that honor their culture, background and experiences.

EMPATHY

We listen carefully to our clients without  judgment. We seek to put ourselves in their shoes to better understand their needs and serve them accordingly.

INCLUSION

We ensure that all members of the community can access services, participate fully in our activities and benefit equally from our resources.

COLLABORATION

We participate in collective initiatives that serve the interests of our stakeholders. We develop our partnerships by bringing our dynamism and our spirit of creativity.

EQUITY

We treat everyone with whom we interact with fairness. Whether it is in the treatment of our employees, the delivery of our services or our interactions, we act with integrity.

Board of Directors

Serge Pétronille

President

Alpha Diallo

Vice-president

Francis Njionou

Treasurer

Fatimata Niang

Secretary

Mahamat Ahmat Sakine

Administrator

Demarteau Fanny

Administrator

Catalina Guevara Víquez Klein

Administrator

Marie Suzanne Brou epse Bamba

Meraz Yasmine Ranida

Our Team

Evelyne Kemajou

Founder - General Director

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Fatou Diouf

Program Development Officer

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Zinha Muabi

Operations Officer

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Francis Leumen

Financial Operations Officer

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Amel Ben Ammar

Administrative Assistant

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Céline Pétrisot

Manager, Youth Services and Partnership

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Valérie Jamga

Counselor/Registered Social Worker

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Donald Nguepi Ndongo

SWIS Program Coordinator

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Kayi Edji

Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS)

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Nikita Gbery

Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS)

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Grace Macuti

Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS)

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Marie Anichkina

Community Liaison Officer

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Elena Popova

HIPPY Program Coordinator

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Anta Thiam

Home Visitor — HIPPY Program

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Alice Bamvana

Home Visitor — HIPPY Program

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Fatima Zahra El Kouifat

Home Visitor — HIPPY Program

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Taous Abahour

Home Visitor — Calgary HIPPY Program

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Nathalie Belkhiter

Home Visitor — Red Deer HIPPY Program

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Zahrat El Islam Tebbal

Women's Program Coordinator

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Hind Mansouri

Francophone Youth Center Coordinator

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Grégory Lanoix

Youth worker - MJFC

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Mariia Haponenko

Project manager

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Our partners

Funders

Institutional partners

Community partners

Media