Calgary Arts Development Short-Term Artist Relief Fund Program

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The Calgary Arts Development Short-Term Artist Relief Fund Program is a temporary one-time program to help address some of the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists in Calgary. “This fund is intended to support artists and freelance cultural workers who have lost income or incurred unrecoverable expenses, related to their artistic work, due to event cancellations or travel …

Calgary Legal Guidance Immigration Line

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If you have any questions about: Matters with an urgent deadline, e.g. Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) notification, Removal Order (Departure, Exclusion, Deportation) Scheduled immigration hearings, e.g. Refugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration Appeal Division, Federal Court Inside-Canada refugee claim Refused sponsorship Humanitarian & Compassionate Application made and refused Letter from Canada Border Services Agency with an appointment time You …

Self Isolation Information

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Self isolation can help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It means that you will avoid any situations where you could potentially infect other people. Avoid public transportation, social gatherings, and any public gatherings. You can ask friends and family to drop off food or any other necessities. If you need to leave your home for an urgent errand, …

Summer Camps in Alberta 2020

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Summer camps are great to keep children busy during the summer break time. They typically run in the months of July and August. In the PDF below, we have included summer camps in the Alberta area including cities such as Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, and much more. For summer camps in Calgary, please visit our previous post: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/02/28/summer-camps-in-calgary-2020/

Summer Camps in Calgary 2020

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Summer camps are a great way to keep your children busy during the summer break. Many institutions are holding summer camps throughout the months of July to August, with some even providing free childcare before and after the programming. There are also some subsidies or bursaries available for summer camps such as: SAIT: https://www.sait.ca/summer-camps/summer-camps-registration/child-and-youth-bursary-program Any sports related summer programs: https://www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/calgary/about-kidsport-calgary/application-program/ …

Women’s Wellness Fair 2020

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Immigrant Services Calgary is hosting the 3rd annual Women’s Wellness Fair, in celebration of the International Women’s Day, at the Central Library. Starting at 11:00 AM with a free Zumba session, the event will continue until 3:00 PM with resource booths from various community service providers, wellness workshops, multicultural performances and interactive activities. Free childminding …

A Day In My Backyard #NewSkiAB

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Guest Article Written By Alexandra Camelo R. Pictures by Dan Hudson As a Colombian the first thing you think when someone says Canada is SNOW. Winter means subzero temperatures, powerful winds, endless snow, crazy jackets, and all sorts of accessories to protect your extremities from freezing. The though of extreme weather conditions sounds like an epic adventure to me, it drew …

Kick Back Calgary Community Soccer Tournament

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On February 29, 2020, Immigrant Services Calgary in collaboration with the Genesis Centre and Calgary Minor Soccer Association will be hosting a soccer tournament. This event is a friendly tournament-style soccer day, open to any youth ages 11-18. Register as an individual to be assigned to a team and have the chance to meet new people, play some soccer and …

Homework Clubs and After-School Support

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There are free tutoring and homework support available through the Homework Clubs at Immigrant Services Calgary. Mondays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at 1330 Berkley Drive NW Thursdays 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at 872 4 Avenue SW Contact Alexandra at 403-538-8377 or alexandrac@immmigrantservicescalgary.ca if you would like to register for the ones listed above.   Mondays 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM …

Coronavirus Protection

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. There are ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus such as: use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill consult the Travel Health Notice for China before …