Calgary, Alberta

About us

Immigrant Outreach Society is a black led non-for-profit organization that provides evidence based, language specific and culturally appropriate mental health and psychosocial intervention for ethnic minorities from East Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Somalia).

Our Programs

• Assertive Community Outreach and Home Visits
• Life Skills Program
• Training and Workshops
• Psychosocial Wellbeing and Supports
• Counselling and Crisis Intervention
• Youth Programs
• Advocacy and Policy Influencing
• Antiracism Initiatives

Our Events


Our vision is creating a vibrant community that addresses the issue of racism and immigrant mental health access.


Our mission is to support black East African youth, immigrants, ethnic minorities, and refuges by providing multiculturally sensitive and language appropriate psychosocial and mental health programs as well as anti-racism programming and initiatives


  • Black Community Achievement Awards 2021 from the Calgary Black Chambers in Feb 2021 won by the Executive Director of IOS.
  • Annual Greater Forest Lawn 2020 Leadership Recognition Award from Greater Forest Lawn Community Association and the City of Calgary in Jan 2021 was won by the Executive Director of IOS.
  • The Executive Director of Immigrant Outreach Society was named to be an invaluable Community Connector by Sprawl Calgary in Dec 2020.
  • The Executive Director of the Immigrant Outreach Society is nominated to be one of the Calgary Police Services Antiracism Committee.