The Importance of Literacy

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Literacy is the ability to read and write. Among younger children, it starts from building reading skills, then moves onto writing later. But literacy is more than just that. It’s the foundation upon which our children learn and grow. Research suggests that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five, before the age when most children start formal …

Historic Calgary Week 2020

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“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. No matter how long you have been living in Calgary, the history of Calgary is part of you, and you are part of it! This week is the Historic Calgary Week. From Friday, July 24, to Monday, August 3, 2020, the Calgary Public Library, …

Income Tax Deadline Extension

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The CRA is extending the payment due date for 2019 individual tax returns and 2019 or 2020 corporation, or trust returns, as well as for instalment payments, from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020. Although there has been an extension, the CRA encourages everyone to file their income tax returns as soon as possible, even though payment deadlines are …

Free Webinars for Families Impacted by Dementia

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The Alzheimer Society of Calgary is offering free virtual education sessions for local families impacted by dementia until the end of August. Topics include: Specific Behaviors – Bathing/Sundowning Dementia Network Calgary Parkinson’s Disease Dementia And more! How to register? Visit: https://www.alzheimercalgary.ca/ Go to “Learn”, click on “Attend A Session”, then choose the workshop you are interested in Fill out the web …

Indigenous Languages Resource Centre

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As a newcomer to the City of Calgary, you need to know about the language and culture of the land you now live on. What is Treaty 7? Treaty 7 is the last of the Numbered Treaties made between the Government of Canada and the Plains First Nations. Treaty 7 was signed on September 22, 1877 by five First Nations: …

Additional funding for affordable and accessible child care

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Under a renegotiated bilateral agreement with the federal government, the Alberta government will receive $45 million to assist in the delivery of affordable and accessible child care. This investment will parents are able to enter the workforce while also supporting parent choice and parents’ diverse needs. The funding for the three key priorities includes: $29 million for affordability – Supporting …

Kids Help Phone – 24/7 Support for Young People

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What is Kids Help Phone? Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service; Offering professional counselling, information and referrals; Support is offered in both English and French; Service is 100% confidential. Need help now? Text CONNECT to 686868; Call 1-800-668-6868 24/7 and be connected with a professional counsellor Want to offer help? Whether you are a young person …

Explore Parks Together 55+

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The City of Calgary is hosting several free outdoor programs in our parks. One of them is called Explore Parks Together 55+. This is a FREE unique program providing opportunities for older adults (55+) to be active and creative in the outdoors. The program is happening on Thursday mornings in July and August. Older adults as well as their unpaid/informal …