Ministers McCallum, Joly, and Bibeau mark World Refugee Day

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Ottawa, June 20, 2016 – The Hon. John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister responsible for Multiculturalism; and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and la Francophonie, today issued the following statement: “As we Canadians go about our lives today, we should pause to consider those …

Celebrate Canada Day at a citizenship ceremony near you

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June 17, 2016 — Ottawa, ON — Join Canada’s newest Canadians at one of 44 Canada Day citizenship ceremonies taking place across Canada this July 1st. Use Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s online interactive map to find a ceremony near you. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, and in partnership with …

Talk about Elder Abuse on RedFM

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On June 15, 2016, Immigrant Services Calgary’s Community Seniors Program Facilitator, Parminder Gill, was invited to talk about Elder Abuse in program Roshani (Awareness) at Radio Red FM. In the program, they discussed  about the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) that was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the prevention of Elder Abuse, and the …

Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program

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The Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (SPTDP) is a program that allows eligible senior homeowners to defer all or part of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta government.  For eligible seniors, the Alberta government will pay their residential property taxes to their municipal government on their behalf. Then, they repay the loan, with interest. …

Alberta Child Benefit & Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit

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Do you know the Alberta Child Benefit and Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit? All lower-income families with children in Alberta may be eligible for a maximum combined benefit of $1,863 per year for one child, and up to $ 4, 762 per year for four or more children, effective July 1, 2016. To learn more, please visit: humanservices.alberta.ca/childbenefit

Celebrating Seniors’ Week – June 6 -12

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The City of Calgary is celebrating Seniors’ Week June 6 to 12, 2016 to acknowledge the contributions of seniors to our communities. “Whether it’s their time, talent or life experience, seniors’ contributions are at the heart of many community programs and charitable organizations that improve quality of life for Calgarians.” – The City of Calgary. You can celebrate the Seniors’ …

Reminder – Wednesday, June 15, 2016, is the deadline for self-employed individuals to file their 2015 income tax and benefit return – CRA

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If you are self-employed or the spouse or common-law partner of someone who is, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reminds you that the deadline to file your 2015 income tax and benefit return is midnight on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Any balance owing must have been paid by April 30, 2016. However, as this date was a Saturday, the CRA …

Heat Warning for Southern Alberta issued by Environment Canada

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Environment Canada issued a heat warning for most of southern Alberta. It says the week daytime temperature could exceed 32 degrees Celsius through Wednesday and possibly beyond. Environment Canada says older adults, infants and young children, people with chronic illnesses, and people who work in the heat need to be careful.  Here are the suggestions from Environment Canada to prevent …

Calgary Welcome and Employment Fair

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Try to find a job? Or a Career Upgrade? We invite you to the Calgary Welcome and Employment Fair. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with employers that are hiring and to connect with community organizations to help your family settle in Calgary. Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm Location: BMO Centre, Hall B …