About Us

Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) Committee  

C.A.R.E. was formed in 1979 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to assist with the settlement of Indochinese refugees fleeing the aftermath of the Vietnam War. A year later, C.A.R.E. became a registered non-profit society. In 1982 it received status as a charitable organization. Since our founding, our mission has been to assist in the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees in the community.

C.A.R.E. was such a great help to me during my first years in Canada.”

We provide settlement support to newcomers in Central Alberta, in close partnership with the Immigration and Settlement Service of Catholic Social Services | click for website

Our Guiding Principles

Throughout our daily work we are loyal to the following guiding principles:

  • To empower clients to become self-sufficient
  • To provide accessible community based services and programs
  • To appreciate cultural diversity and differences
  • To respect clients’ right to make their own choices
  • To ensure clients of confidentiality
  • To value clients, volunteers and staff
  • To serve everyone with fairness and respect
  • Our office is fragrance free. Thank you for not wearing scented products when visiting our office.