Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund Launched by CIWA

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association is thrilled to be launching the Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund. This unique scholarship will be awarded to immigrant and refugee women who are above 25 years of age, are past or current CIWA clients AND demonstrate financial need What is this scholarship for? The purpose of this scholarship is to further their education in pursuit …

How to Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) during the Pandemic

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Newcomers continue to land in Canada and become Permanent Residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Canada Centre gradually opened up since Spring 2021 for in person services. As of Fall 2021, Newcomers can still get their Social Insurance Numbers in three different ways: Online: https://sin-nas.canada.ca/en/Sin/  By mail: prepare required documents, complete the application form and mail everything and mail it …

Healthcare & French Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway Streams Closing This Week

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

The temporary resident to permanent resident pathway will close to applications on November 5, 2021. You will not be able to submit an application once the program closes. More information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/tr-pr.html Find out if you’re eligible to apply to the health care or French pathway streams: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/trpr/eligibility.asp

COVID-19 Home Test Kit

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used COVID-19 home test kit? Put the home testing devices into your black cart as garbage, including any small plastic components. Recycle cardboard and paper packaging in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot Learn about different carts here: Black Cart, Blue Cart & …

How to Join Calgary Police Service

Lisa C. Employment

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has seven core values: Respect: Consider another’s values, beliefs, thoughts and ideas. Honesty: Be truthful in our words and actions. Compassion: Show care and concern for the wellbeing of others. Courage: Face adversity and stand up for what is right. Fairness: Give just and impartial treatment to others. Accountability: Be fiercely responsible to the public …

Traveling with Canada’s COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination

Lisa C. COVID-19

Canada’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination shows your vaccination history in a standard, easy to read, format that includes your province’s or territory’s logo, the Canada wordmark and a QR code. The proof of vaccination can be used for travel within Canada and around the world. Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and …

Halloween During COVID-19

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

Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Double Take

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Double Take. What does “Double Take” mean? a delayed surprised reaction at seeing something or someone a surprised second look at a something whose significance wasn’t completed grasped at first How to use “Double Take”? Use it in this phrase Do a double take Examples: I did …