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Join us on Saturday, October 1st, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Alberta Time) for a hybrid training event, in-person at Falconridge Family Church in Calgary, AB or online via Zoom.

Please check your time zone so you don’t miss the event. 

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Cooperative ESL Ministries (CESLM) and the Southern Ontario Cooperative of ESL Ministries (SOCEM) are partnering to bring this hybrid event with presenters from both Alberta and Ontario to inspire, refresh and bring focus to those working with immigrants, refugees and international students from around the world.

The theme for this fall’s event is Change is in the Air.

Click the link below to read about our keynote speaker, John Cross, author and founder of Goodseed International, a resource website providing tools and training to communicate clearly the central message of the Bible.

An interview with our Keynote Speaker, John Cross.

If you have questions about the event or would like to volunteer with us at a training event or join our planning team, contact us at


To book a training event for your church, community group or workplace, contact our Training Coordinator at

CESLM offers professional development training to help teachers facilitate ESL classes and other programs for newcomers.

We can help you create a specialized workshop or conference to meet your individual needs on location at your church or organization.

We also offer Intercultural Communications Workshops for your church, community organization or business to prepare your staff and volunteers to develop cultural awareness to work alongside newcomers to Canada.

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