What to Do If Someone Tested Positive in Your Child’s Class

Lisa C. Community, Updates

It is the 2020 back-to-school season! Going back to the classroom in the middle of a pandemic makes us all feel nervous and unsure. These days one of the most frequently asked questions is: What should we do if someone in the class tested positive for coronavirus? Alberta’s top doctor Dr. Hinshaw answered this question at her latest media briefing …

Government of Canada: Support for a Safe Return to School

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced on August 26, 2020 that there will be up to $2 billion in support for provinces and territories through the Safe Return to Class Fund. This will provide funding to local school boards to ensure the safety of students and staff members throughout the school year. For example, the Fund will help provinces and …

Practice Listening Skills with VOA and BBC English Learning Resources

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s English Learning Tips, let’s explore ways to practice English listening with online news radio resources! Listening to or watching the news is a good way to improve your English listening skills VOA (Voice of America) Learning English Choose the audio materials that best suit your English level: beginning, intermediate and advanced Choose the news based on your areas …

IRCC Announced More Flexibility for The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently announced that they are making changes to provide more flexibility on eligibility rules for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) for students who start their Canadian study program online from abroad. These 3 new measures are being introduced: Students may now study online from abroad until April 30, 2021. No time will …

Heritage Park – Harvest Sale

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The Calgary Produce Marketing Association is partnering up with Heritage Park Historical Village for the annual charity Fall Harvest Sale! As always, this year’s Harvest Sale will feature truckloads of fruits and veggies at historically low prices. Those who want to participate will be asked to pre-purchase an admission ticket online for a time slot. These tickets give you access …

City of Calgary – COVID-19 Activities for Kids

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

City of Calgary’s emergency preparedness program ‘Ready Squad’ teaches kids about which emergencies occur in Calgary and how to prepare for them. They have recently developed activities to empower kids to become superhero’s in preventing the spread of COVID-19! These activities teaches kids about the importance of hand washing with activities such as learning to make soap, what physical distancing …

Alberta Government To Support Edmonton-Calgary Hyperloop

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

A round-trip drive between Edmonton and Calgary usually takes six hours. Can you imagine making it within one hour or even just 30 minutes? It might not sound so impossible with the Edmonton-Calgary hyperloop project. Canadian hyperloop company Transpod has entered a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Alberta government. The government will provide some supports to the feasibility …

Pay What You Can Clothing Giveaway

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

This coming Saturday, F.O.C.U.S on Seniors Calgary will organize a clothing giveaway event to help those in need. Pay what can! You will find items suitable for the whole family! Time & date: August 29, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Genesis Parking Lot (7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.) Please bring your own masks and bags, and follow physical distancing rules. …

Cultural Competency Virtual Fair

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation (CanadianCMF) will organize a series of online events from September 5 to 27 to celebrate Alberta Culture Days! Some of the interesting topics include: Blackfoot ways of knowing African braids and its history Turban understanding and awareness History of the Hijab History of treaty-making in Canada Art of Chinese dumplings Creating a respectful multicultural society: …