The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Many immigrants, whether new or already settled, struggle to find jobs when they arrive in Canada but Ghazi Hallab and his team at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) are working to make it easier for newcomers to find jobs.

As interim director at Inn from the Cold, Louise Gallagher helps Calgary’s most vulnerable despite her own share of adversities.

Gallagher hopes to ensure that Inn from the Cold’s  vision statement — to build a community where no child or family is homeless — is fulfilled.

From a very young age, Rylan Woodman was tinkering with businesses of all different sorts.

“We used to sell and make pasta sauce, skate wax, Fingerboards… tech decks were the sort of stuff we made. Me and [my former business partner] had just been selling stuff from a really young age so we kind of knew how to do it,” Woodman says.


It’s 2018 and the Calgary Stampede Park saw millions of visitors over the weeklong event. For the last 40 years, patrons of ‘the greatest show on earth’ have had their boots crafted by the Alberta Boot Company. The company prides itself in making quality long lasting boots and manufacturing the boots here in Calgary at their factory in the city’s southeast.