Intercultural Centre

Engage with the diversity of your campus and community through activities, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Fostering inclusion and meaningful connections

The Intercultural Centre (IC) provides opportunities for all learners to take part in events, activities and workshops that foster respect, inclusion, creativity, teamwork and resilience, as part of Bow Valley College’s “Open Doors – Open Minds” strategy.

Visit us in room N322 of North Campus or reach out to us at


Intercultural Competence

We offer programming to support you in developing introductory skills in intercultural competence. Our events, activities and workshops focus on building self-awareness, learning new perspectives, and engaging with diversity. 

Engaged Citizenship

Get involved at your campus and in your community! Whether it’s learning something new about your community through one of our presentations, or volunteering in the community, we provide opportunities for you to develop new skills, and have meaningful interactions.

Global Mindset

The Intercultural Centre’s programming encourages the College community to see itself as part of an interconnected world. Through our events, activities and workshops, we strive to develop thinking that is truly global.


Join the ICan Crew

If you’re looking for opportunities to volunteer, meet new people, learn new skills, and gain new perspectives, join the ICan Crew!

To get involved:

Click here to join!

Second Chances Free Store - Coming Soon!

Come visit our Second Chances Free Store at the Intercultural Centre!  Please bring your own bags as well will not be providing any.

If you would like to donate some pre-loved items, please see our list below for what items we will accept and what we will not.  If an item is larger than a bag or would be difficult for someone to carry on transit, we will not accept the item.  If you are unsure or have any questions, please feel free to email for more information.  

We request that donations be clean and in good condition.  


  • Reusable bags
  • Clothing items (shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, clean bras, etc.)
  • Houseware (mugs, plates, cups, etc.)
  • Accessories
  • School Supplies (empty binders, pens, etc.)
  • Bags

Not Accepted:

  • Undergarments (ocks, underwear)
  • Shoes
  • Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Bedding, blankets
  • Hats
  • anything that would be difficult to take on transit or walk with. 

Upcoming in the IC

Time Out Cafe - Friday, March 17 & 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Join us Fridays for some coffee and board games!  Take a time out from your busy schedule and relax with some friends or make some new ones!  Coffee and tea will be provided as well as some board games, but feel free to bring your own games to play!

No registration required - just drop in! 


Discovery Hub: Nowruz - March 20 - 24

Discover the traditions and history of the Afghan/Iranian new year celebration: Nowruz.  

Join us to paint an egg as part of the tradition and learn why.  *egg painting available while quantities last. 

No registration required - just drop in! 


That's My Jam! - Monday, April 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Drop in for some live music!  You can sing, play, or just enjoy the music!  Click here to request a song. 

No need to register!  Just drop in at the Intercultural Centre (N322).






Teach Your Talent: Learner led workshops


Workshops delivered at the Intercultural Centre


ICan Crew learner volunteers

IC Learner Insights: Share ideas with your peers

Alexis Saulteaux

"I find that volunteering is important to help grow as a person. I started because I needed a change. It has helped me to step outside of my comfort zone."

Alexis Saulteaux

ICan Crew Volunteer, Aboriginal Upgrading Program
ICan Crew 2022 Stampede 3

Intercultural Centre

Bow Valley College
North Campus, Room N322
345 - 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2G 4V1


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