Summer Camps in Calgary 2020

Michelle Mak Community

Summer camps are a great way to keep your children busy during the summer break. Many institutions are holding summer camps throughout the months of July to August, with some even providing free childcare before and after the programming. There are also some subsidies or bursaries available for summer camps such as: SAIT: https://www.sait.ca/summer-camps/summer-camps-registration/child-and-youth-bursary-program Any sports related summer programs: https://www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/calgary/about-kidsport-calgary/application-program/ …

Women’s Wellness Fair 2020

Michelle Mak Community

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting the 3rd annual Women’s Wellness Fair, in celebration of the International Women’s Day, at the Central Library. Starting at 11:00 AM with a free Zumba session, the event will continue until 3:00 PM with resource booths from various community service providers, wellness workshops, multicultural performances and interactive activities. Free childminding …

A Day In My Backyard #NewSkiAB

Michelle Mak Community

Guest Article Written By Alexandra Camelo R. Pictures by Dan Hudson As a Colombian the first thing you think when someone says Canada is SNOW. Winter means subzero temperatures, powerful winds, endless snow, crazy jackets, and all sorts of accessories to protect your extremities from freezing. The though of extreme weather conditions sounds like an epic adventure to me, it drew …

Happy Tax Season!

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information

It is officially tax season, this year’s tax season deadline for most people is April 30, 2020. In preparation, you should gather everything you need to calculate your income and support any credits, deductions and expenses you’ll claim. Some common slips include: T3 Statement of Trust Income Allocation and Designations T4 Statement of Remuneration Paid T5 Statement of Investment Income …

Job Fairs in Alberta for February – March 2020

Michelle Employment

Job fairs are a great way to meet employers from different companies all at the same place. We have combined a PDF with all the job fairs happening in Alberta from February to March 2020. Having many resumes prepared can be helpful as you are able submit them to the employers directly. If you need some help with your resume …

Kick Back Calgary Community Soccer Tournament

Michelle Mak Community

On February 29, 2020, Immigrant Services Calgary in collaboration with the Genesis Centre and Calgary Minor Soccer Association will be hosting a soccer tournament. This event is a friendly tournament-style soccer day, open to any youth ages 11-18. Register as an individual to be assigned to a team and have the chance to meet new people, play some soccer and …

RRSP Deadline Coming Up

Michelle Finance

An RRSP is “Registered Retirement Savings Plan”. You can set up an RRSP through a financial institution such as a bank, credit union, trust or insurance company. Your financial institution will advise you on the types of RRSP and the investments they can contain. Any income you earn in the RRSP is usually exempt from tax as long as the …

Help for temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus

Michelle Mak Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

There has been special measures put in place to help temporary and permanent residents (as well as applicants), who have been affected by the disruptions related to the coronavirus. This is because there has been a temporary closure of 11 visa application centres in mainland China. Permanent residents who need a permanent resident travel document to quickly travel to Canada …

Proposed Change for Oath of Citizenship

Michelle Mak Updates

On February 18, 2020, the Honourable Marco. E. L. Medicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship introduced a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship. This bill proposes to insert text that refers to the rights of Indigenous Peoples. The new proposed language adds references to the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit …

Family Day 2020

Michelle Mak Settlement & Community News

Family day is a holiday in Alberta that encourages the celebration of strong families. There are many events happening over the long weekend. Events such as: Eau Claire Market will be having children’s crafts, face painting, balloon animals and much more from 11:00am – 4:00pm Trico Centre, 88.9 FML and AM 700 the light is having a Funderful Family Day …