Ethnic Clubs and Organizations

Throughout the City of Calgary various cultural organizations provide programs and events for members of the public. These clubs are an excellent place to meet people who share the same cultural background and speak the same language. Many of these organizations maintain a banquet venue that can be used for special occasions and company events. Contact the clubs below for information on how to join and become a member.

Alliance Française

#108, 240-4th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 4H4

The Alliance Française of Calgary is a registered charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture. Founded in 1947, the Alliance Française de Calgary is the only language school dedicated to French in Calgary with more than 1,000 students per year: weekday or weekend, you’ll find all sorts of courses adapted to your needs, availability and objectives. We offer specialised courses, private tuitions, conversation classes, school programs, intensives courses and more!.



Austrian-Canadian Society

3112 – 11 Street N.E.
Calgary, AB
T2E 7J1

The Austrian-Canadian Society was incorporated in 1964 by a small group of Austrians who joined together to maintain, to nurture and to share Austria’s rich culture and tradition. In 1980, the Austrian-Canadian Society celebrated the grand opening of its home, the Austrian-Canadian Cultural Centre (A.C.C.C.)



Brazilian Community Association

10208 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, AB
T2W 1G1

Come join us to celebrate our Brazilian culture and meet new friends. Our association hosts several social events throughout the year.



Chilean Community Association of Calgary

P.O. Box 50201 RPO Marlborough
Calgary, AB
T2A 7P1

The goal of the Chilean Canadian Community Association of Calgary is to maintain, develop and promote the social, cultural and historic roots and values of the people of Chile in an open, democratic and humanitarian manner.



Chinese Cultural Centre

197 First Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 4M4

The inauguration of the Chinese Cultural Centre marked a new era in promoting Chinese culture actively to the main stream and by fostering cultural exchange between the East and West and to contribute to the Canadian spirit of multiculturalism meaningfully. Since its grand opening on 27 September 1992, the Cultural Centre has remained the focal point for community activities and a premier venue offering stimulating environment for cultural activities, arts talents and quality programs to the public.



Cretan Society of Calgary

1814 15 Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 3Y6

The Cretan Society of Calgary was launched in 1981 by a small group of Greeks with roots from the Island of Crete, who joined together to nurture and share Crete’s social, cultural and historic roots while promoting mutual goodwill and cooperation between Canadians of Crete descent and Calgarians at large.



Croatian Canadian Cultural

3010 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7P7

Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre Calgary was established as a focal point for Croats, and friends of Croatia, in Calgary area. The building of the Centre had the grand opening, attended by many dignitaries, in 1984 and had three additions since then.



Danish Canadian Club

727 11Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 0E3

We are the strongest and most popular private club in Calgary. While the club is for members and guests, we would be happy to sigh you in as a special guest, so you can experience or facilities and restaurant.



Downunder Social Club

Calgary, AB

Meet like minded Australians and New Zealanders. We hold several social events for our members


Dutch Canadian Club

13312 142 Street NW
Calgary, AB
T5L 4T3

Founded in 1977, the Dutch Canadian Club offers more than just a social club. Through socials and various events the DCC provides the opportunity to form friendships that last a lifetime.



Ethiopian Community Association

#201 223 12th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 4J1

CECA membership has been steadily growing as more and more Ethiopians recognize the importance of having a strong community.


Finlandia Cultural Association

739 -20th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB
T2M 1E2

Anyone! It doesn’t matter whether you are a first or a fifth generation Finn. In fact, some of our members have no Finnish blood in their family. If you are interested in the Finnish culture or just want to see Finnish movies, then the Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association is the right place for you!


Hellenic Society of Calgary

1 Tamarac Cr. SW
Calgary, AB
T3C 3B7

The Hellenic Society was established in the late 1970’s and works in concert with the Hellenic Community to maintain and preserve Hellenic culture in Calgary. Some of the Society’s programs include an accredited Hellenic Language School, and several other organizations for youth, adults and seniors in addition to hosting the highly-anticipated annual Greek Festival.



Hungarian House

231 Forge Road SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 0S9

The Hungarian-language program on Thursday and Saturday.



Igbo Cultural Association

3545 32 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB
T1Y 6M6

In 2001, a group of great Igbo people in Calgary Alberta Canada formed the Igbo Cultural Association of Calgary (ICAC) with the mission to promote all aspects of the Igbo culture that would positively contribute to the progress, development and welfare of the members while enhancing the Canadian multicultural mosaic.



India Canada Association Calgary

826 Edmonton Trail NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 3J6

INCA is non-political, non-partisan, secular, not-for-profit organization. Its aim is to promote cultural and social aspirations of the Indian community in Calgary, and encourage integration into the Canadian society at large by organizing Indian and Canadian festivals, social gatherings, arts, cultures, lectures, seminars, etc.



Italian Club

416 1st Ave NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 0B4

The Calgary Italian Club fosters a better Canadian society by promoting mutual understanding, goodwill and cooperation between Canadians of Italian origin and the community at large.



Irish Cultural Society

6452 35 Ave NW
Calgary, AB
T3B 1S6

The Irish Cultural Society of Calgary’s commitment to fostering positive social and cultural engagement is reflected in our logo, which is based on the Eternity symbol from the 7th-century Book of Durrow and represents ongoing harmonious interaction and connection.



Japanese Community Association (CJCA)

2236 29 Street SW
Calgary, AB
T3E 2K2

The Calgary Japanese Community Association (CJCA) oversees the Japanese community in the city of Calgary.



Korean Conversation Club (KCC) in Calgary (YYC)

City Wide
Calgary, AB

Korean Conversation Club (KCC ∙ Calgary), a community language, culture, and social exchange club that is open city-wide. KCC is a great way to learn, study, practice, and exchange languages and cultures with others face-to-face, in-person, in small groups, in a social classroom setting! At KCC, you can meet new people, make new friends, socialize, and build a sense of local and global community spirit and belonging through international, multi-cultural conversation!



Nepalese Community Association Calgary

P.O. Box : 68240
Calgary, AB

The Association offers its members varieties of services like celebration of important Nepali social and cultural festivals as well as language classes.



Polish Club

3015 15 St NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7L8

For over twenty years the Polish Club has been the place where meet our countrymen. It is owned and headquarters of two organizations. The Association of Polish Canadian and Polish Combatants Association.



Portuguese Society of Calgary

4888 35 ST SE
Calgary, AB
T2B 3K5

Learn how to speak, write and read Portuguese.



Scandinavian Centre

739 20 Ave NW
Calgary, AB
T2M 1E2

The Scandinavian Centre is a Cultural Community Hall located in NW Calgary. Our Hall Rentals are available to the public for Wedding Receptions and public Events. We provide a facility for our Internal Scandinavian / Nordic Groups from Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden to meet and provide their cultural activities and events. We also host our own events such as our Annual Scandinavian Choir Concerts, Stampede Breakfast and Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar.



Spanish Cultural Association

Calgary, AB

España en Calgary, Spanish Cultural Association, has been in existence for a number of years. It was officially founded in 2011 on the work done previously by Mr José García who realized the need of creating a gathering space for the Spaniards in Calgary. At the time, Mr García went door by door tracking the Spaniards that lived in Calgary. Although the number of Spaniards in Calgary has increased in the past few years, it is very small compared to many other ethnic groups. This is no surprise, the Spanish Embassy in Ottawa calculates the total number of immigrants to Canada in only 13.000. With the economic power shifting to the West, Calgary population has diversified tremendously and some of them are Spaniards.



St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Calgary (SVGAC)

16 2110 41st Avenue NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 8Z7

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Calgary is a non-profit organization which aims to give back to the community through education of who we are as Caribbean nationals.



Swedish Society of Calgary

739 20 Ave NW
Calgary, AB
T2M 1E2

Come join us and meet other Swedes in Calgary.



Swiss Cultural Society of Calgary

Box 75056, Westhills RPO
Calgary, AB
T3H 3M1

The Swiss Cultural Society, formerly the Swiss Club Matterhorn Calgary was founded on March 17, 1960. The SCM could not exist without the incredible amount of time and financial support from our members and business partners.



Trinidad and Tobago Organettes Social and Cultural Association

Bay 24 2110 41 Ave NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 8Z7

The Trinidad and Tobago Organettes Social and Cultural Association is a not-for-profit member organization providing a family friendly social and cultural meeting facility for the Caribbean Community and their guests for over 25 years. We were incorporated under the Society Act of Alberta on May 16th 1983.


Trinidad & Tobago Sports & Culture Club

City Wide
Calgary, AB

Are you someone of Trinbagonian heritage living in Alberta who desires to be part of the cultural, sporting, social and political fiber that makes up your community? Do you want to help underprivileged youth, participate in fundraising events, and become part of a business network that builds the economic status of the Trinbagonian community? If your answer to these questions is Yes then The Trinidad & Tobago Sports & Culture Club Calgary (TTSCCC) is the place for you.


Calgary’s Ukrainian community

2919 8 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB

Welcome to Calgary’s Ukrainian community and home of the Calgary Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The UCC serves as the umbrella organization for over 30 Ukrainian organizations in the city and works with them to promote the Ukrainian culture and language to Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike.



Venezuelan Canadian Association of Calgary

P.O. Box 22395
Calgary, AB
T2P 4J1

The Venezuelan Canadian Association of Calgary (VCAC) is a non-profit organization incorporated in Alberta in May 2000, and interested in promoting the unity among Venezuelans living in the city of Calgary and surrounding areas. The Association is a serious, responsible, and with well-defined social goals institution intended by all possible means to disseminate and promote the quality of our culture, traditions, and gentile in Canadian Culture.