Victoria: – The first Tibetans to settle in Calgary city, province of Alberta, Canada, under Canada's Tibetan resettlement program will arrive on Saturday, January 18. They will be greeted at the airport by sponsors and Tibet supporters.
They are part of a Government of Canada public policy that is facilitating the immigration of up to 1,000 displaced Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. This policy followed a 2007 appeal by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Project Tibet Society, who is facilitating the national resettlement effort, is working with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and the Tibetan Association of Alberta in the local resettlement effort.