What to Do After a Car Accident?

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If you find yourself in a car accident, there are some actions you should follow: Stop If you do not stop your vehicle, you may face demerit point deductions or criminal prosecution Call 9-1-1 if: Someone is seriously injured If you think the other driver is guilty of a Criminal Code offence, such as drunk driving Ensure safety Do not …

Consent letter for children travelling abroad

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It is strongly recommended that Canadian or Permanent Resident children carry a consent letter if they are travelling abroad in the follow scenarios: alone, with only one parent/guardian, with friends or relatives, or with a group (such as a school trip) The purpose of the letter is to show that such children have permission to travel abroad from every parent …

Where to go in Calgary this weekend – September 25 to 26, 2015

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Culture Days in Calgary – 2015 Block Party Friday, September 25, 2015 @ Olympic Plaza & Stephen Avenue, Calgary – Free admission “Culture Days is an annual pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.” – http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Events/Alberta-Culture-Days.aspx?redirect=/culturedays Illuminasia Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 25 to 27, 2015 …

Nominations for 2016 annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA)

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Nominations for 2016 annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) are officially open and will be accepted until 4:30pm on Monday, November 30, 2015. For the past 20 years, Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) has hosted the annual IDA gala to celebrate diversity and the outstanding contributions of immigrants and refugees to Calgary and their community. “Fostering a Legacy of Excellence” is …

DOYYC – Doors Open Calgary 2015

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DOYYC is a two day event where sites all across Calgary will open their doors – free of charge – to the public. This year, DOYYC will take place from September 26 – 27, 2015. Following is the site list in alphabetical order: AERO SPACE MUSEUM OF CALGARY ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER ANIMAL SERVICES CENTRE – The City …

Accessing the Food Bank

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The Calgary Food Bank is a charitable, non-profit organization that gathers and distributes quality emergency food to low income Calgarians who are struggling to afford meals. If you are in need of a food hamper, there are a few easy steps to follow: Call the hamper request hotline: 403-253-2055 (the best time to call is between 3:30pm and 5:00pm, Monday …

National Seniors Day Celebrations 2015

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For the past 4 years, the Seniors Program at ISC has been hosting the National Seniors Day celebrations to recognize the significant and continuing contributions seniors make to their families, communities, workplaces, and society. This year we are partnering with the City of Calgary and the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association to hold the event in the John Dutton Theatre …

Find a school in Calgary

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Calgary Board of Education (CBE) provides a tool that shows schools and their programs for the current school year. You can visit this link to find CBE’s “Find a School” tool. “Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose. You can apply to attend any school, even if it is …

All school zones will change to playground zones in Calgary

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City of Calgary has started this transition from school zones to playground zones in August 2015, and it will complete the work no later than the end of 2015. Speed limit in playground zone is in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day, year-around. For more information, please visit http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/Roads/Pages/Traffic/Traffic-safety-programs/School-zone-safety.aspx

How can I protect my SIN?

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Social Insurance Number (SIN) is confidential. With Service Canada, you share the responsibility of protecting your SIN from inappropriate use, fraud, and theft. To protect your SIN, Service Canada recommends: Provide your SIN only when you know that it is legally required. Store any document containing your SIN and personal information in a safe place—do not keep it with you. …