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!

Upcoming in the IC

Discovery Hub:  Resistance - drop in any time from January 30 to February 3

Join us for a week-long drop-in event for Black History/Futures Month.  While knowing our history is important, many people are also looking beyond our past and present where we can visualize the kind of world we need and want.  Learn about historical and present figures fighting for change in our world.  

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




Discovery Hub:  Pride Week - drop in any time from February 6 to February 10

Genderbread Activity:  Gender is one of those things everyone thinks they understand, but most people don't.  Gender isn't binary - it's not either/or.  In many cases it's both/and.  A bit of this, a dash of that.  

Join us to learn more about Identity, Attraction, Expression, and Sexual Orientation during Pride Week at Bow Valley College!  We will have a Genderbread figure to help explain the different parts of us.  

Gender Affirming Clothing Swap:  Wednesday, February 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Whether you are in need of some particular items or want to explore your gender identity and a way to express your authentic self, you are welcome to drop in!  There will be private fitting rooms so you can try some new pieces on! 

*If you would like to donate some clean and in good condition items, please feel free to drop them off at the Intercultural Centre (N322).  

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



That's My Jam! - Monday, February 13  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).



Time Out Cafe - Friday, February 17 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 neww 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! 



Valentine's Day Card Making - Tuesday, February 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Make some Valentine's day or any holiday card at this drop-in event!  We will provide some recycled paper and other materials that you can craft into something special!

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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