New Seniors Housing in Canmore

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Government of Alberta announced that there will be new housing for seniors in Canmore. There will be a redevelopment of the Bow River Seniors Lodge that will add 60 new housing units. The designated supportive living units at Bow River will offer 24-hour on-site nursing care and specialized dementia care. The project will create about 124 jobs. The budget for …

IRCC speeding up processing for spousal applications

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On September 24, 2020, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced action to speed up spousal application processing and help families build their lives together in Canada. IRCC has increased the number of decision makers on spousal applications in Canada by 66%, to process spousal applications more quickly and reduce wait times. They …

More support for Canadians through Recovery Benefits

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The Government of Canada announced the introduction of Bill C-2, to create three new temporary Recovery Benefits to support Canadians who are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19. These new Benefits are being proposed as part of the Government of Canada’s plan to support Canadians after the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) coming to an end this month. The …

Alberta Emergency Alert App

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Did you know the Government of Alberta has developed a mobile app ‘Alberta Emergency Alert App’ for all iOS and Android users. This app will allow Albertans to get information and take appropriate action to protect themselves and their family. Alerts will be received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With Alberta Emergency Alert, …

Crowchild Trail Short Term Upgrades Complete

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The City of Calgary announced that all major upgrades involved in the short-term improvements phase of the Crowchild Trail Upgrades project are now complete. This project has been ongoing since Fall of 2017 and have recently just finished. Although there are still some finishing touches being completed, the new lanes are officially open. Some of the completed short term upgrades …

Live Virtual Tour with Neil Zeller

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The Glenbow Museum will be hosting a live virtual tour with local photographer Neil Zeller of the recently opened exhibition Porchraits: Calgary Families in Isolation during COVID-19. On this virtual tour, you can learn about how an idea that started as an opportunity to save a photography company, turned into a beautiful community building moment and now a feature exhibition at …

Cultural Competency Virtual Fair

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The Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation has been hosting a cultural competency fair for Alberta Culture Days. Every week, they host a workshop with guest speakers to learn about different cultures. Some upcoming workshops are held on September 19 and September 20. On September 19, Guest lecturer Souad Farag will talk about the history of the headscarf and what the Hijab …

Making Changes – Employment and Life Skills program

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Know any immigrant women who are interested in increasing their confidence with finding work? Making changes has a free part-time program that helps immigrant women who are looking for work to gain confidence, plan their career, network, learn about Canadian Workplace Culture, how to market themselves in resumes and interviews, and how to find a job in Calgary.  Their workshop sessions will be offered through Zoom on Tuesday …