Calgary’s Historic City Hall Rehabilitation Completed

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From 2016 to 2020, Calgary’s Historic City Hall underwent an extensive heritage rehabilitation. The City of Calgary has recently announced that it’s officially complete! Here are some fun facts about this historic building: The Historic City Hall is 109 years old. After this upgrade, it’s expected to last for another century! The Historic City Hall originally housed a jail, including …

Biometric Collection Services for PR Applicants in Canada

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement & Community News, Updates

For permanent residence applicants within Canada who need to give biometrics: Service Canada Centres are gradually resuming biometrics collection services by appointment only for permanent residence applicants who have received a biometric instruction letter (BIL). Use this tool to find out if you need to give biometrics. Service Canada officers will call you at the telephone number you provided in …

More Federal Support for Youth Employment

Lisa C. Accessibility, COVID-19, Employment, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth, affecting their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans. In addition to the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), the Canadian government has recently announced up to $11.6 million for a project run by Simon Fraser University. The project will provide paid research and skill development opportunities to more than 1,400 …

September – World Alzheimer’s Month

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In 2002, Alberta released its first dementia strategy. Since then, the provincial government has broadened its focus to address the changing needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers. In 2017, Alberta released the Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. The plan, available online, was developed in partnership with people living with dementia, caregivers and families, Alberta Health Services, …

16 Projects Receiving Mental Health and Addiction Funding

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The City of Calgary has recently announced that 16 fast pilot projects received a combined $589,259 through the Change Can’t Wait! Program. These projects aim to find new and better ways to help Calgarians struggling with mental illness and addiction. Mental health and addiction issues impact almost everyone in Calgary either directly or indirectly. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an …

Build a Book Bag Expanded to More Age Groups

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The Calgary Public Library has been offering a program called “Build a Book Bag”. Recently the Library has decided to expand this free Library service. Along with ordering custom book recommendations for adults, you can now choose book bags for babies, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens! Learn about how to join the program here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/08/24/build-a-book-bag-calgary-public-library/ Now the newly-added function to …

Extensive Reading Activities

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Extensive reading is an important approach to language learning that is often overlooked as a classroom activity. In today’s “English Learning Tips”, let’s take a look at what extensive reading is, its benefits, and reading activities you can try by yourself. What is extensive reading? Extensive reading is when you: read enjoyable and level-appropriate materials develop general reading skills by …

City of Calgary Job Opportunities

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If you are interested in working for the City of Calgary, please check out their recently-listed job opportunities: Job title Closing date Forensic Video Technician – Amendment 2020/09/11 Green Line Board 2020/10/12 Planning Engineer 2020/10/06 Senior Asset Planning Engineer – Stormwater 2020/09/22 City Clerk 2020/09/25 Business Support Specialist-AMENDMENT 2020/09/18 Mechanical Maintenance Worker 3 2020/09/14 Leader Operations and Maintenance 2020/09/25 Journeyman …