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Welcome to the School of Global Access

We provide leadership in the integration and advancement of immigrants into Canadian society through English language learning, career advancement, intercultural awareness, and global citizenship. The foundation for success has been built and the motivation to innovate is stronger than ever.

Every year, the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College successfully introduces over 3700 learners to language and workplace skills training programs. From this extensive work, we have conducted research, developed curricula and delivered training to assist practitioners, employers, and learners within our community and around the globe. We are a leader in the development of award-winning programs and learning resources that assist in the delivery of workplace, language, and intercultural competency training.

We are a national leader in social innovation. We support immigrants in achieving their aspirations, we celebrate the advantage of diversity, and we maximize immigrant contributions to Canada's social and economic vibrancy.

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Here to Help: Workplace Communication Skills for Food Services

ELL instructors can use this resource to assist newcomers to Canada in finding and retaining entry-level positions in the food services industry. This resource focuses on workplace communication, with an emphasis on speaking and listening. This project is funded by the Alberta Government.

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy is a useful and in-depth resource for ESL literacy practitioners. The resource can support both instructors with dedicated classes of ESL literacy learners and instructors who have ESL literacy learners mixed with non-literacy learners.

School of Global Access Membership

Become a member. Participate in professional learning and expand your network. Membership is free and benefits are many.

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"What are you up to, ICan Crew?"
Intercultural Development

"What are you up to, ICan Crew?"

April 16, 2020

The Intercultural Centre’s “ICan Crew” volunteer corps is made up of students from just about every program at Bow Valley College.

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BVC Green does Earth Hour 2020
Intercultural Development

BVC Green does Earth Hour 2020

April 8, 2020

Submitted by Megan Hardman of BVC Green

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Join us for TEDxBowValleyCollege this February!
Intercultural Development

Join us for TEDxBowValleyCollege this February!

February 5, 2020

As we begin February, we are well into a new year and a new decade. In this spirit, the Intercultural Centre is excited for the upcoming TEDxBowValleyCollege.

This year’s TEDx theme is Niitawatophii: Our Journey.

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