Free Online Workshop Trans & Nonbinary 101

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Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “Trans & Nonbinary 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. James Demers from the OUTReels Diversity Education Program will be delivering this fun and informational session on trans and nonbinary gender identities. You will learn tips for developing your understanding of trans-identified people. How to register? Go to …

Precautions that Canadians Take as Economy Reopens

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From June 15 to 21, Statistics Canada conducted a new web panel survey to find out the attitudes and concerns of Canadians as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted. What is a web panel survey? According to Statistics Canada, a web panel survey is a survey using samples from web panels, i.e. a survey via the web of persons who are …

YW Calgary has new tool to deal with uncertainty

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“As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Canadians still face uncertainty and anxiety about the pandemic itself, the economy and the added stress at home and at work.” To combat this, the YW Calgary is offering Canadians a free online 15-minute tool from their Mindfulcity program called “Coping with Uncertainty” until September 6, 2020. This module helps people better regulate their emotions and manage uncertainty …

Watch out for Gold Scams & Distraction Thefts

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According to ALERT’s Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta (CISA), there has been a prevalence of gold scams and distraction thefts happening in the province of Alberta since the end of February 2020. The majority of reported cases are in Edmonton and Calgary, but some cases took place in smaller communities such as Drumheller and Medicine Hat. What are gold scams? Suspects …

Free Online Workshop on Heart Health

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According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number 1 cause of death worldwide, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. We have invited Dr. Anand Chockalingam to deliver a free online workshop on this important topic. Dr. Anand Chockalingam is an Associate professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, based in Columbia since 2006. …

Service Canada Offices Gradually Reopen

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Some Service Canada offices are gradually reopening for key services, for example: Employment Insurance Canada Pension Plan Old Age Security Social Insurance Numbers Passports for critical travel If you are in Calgary, the Service Canada office located at Harry Hays Building has reopened. You cannot do walk-ins. You must make an appointment by filling out the service request form. An …

Change in the Interpretation of “Parent”

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There has been a recent change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. Before the change, genetic links were greatly emphasized — a child born abroad was automatically recognized as a Canadian citizen at birth only if one of these two conditions was met: If the child shared a genetic link to the Canadian parent. If the child …

Free Bear Aware Webinar

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To many people, summer is the best season to get out and enjoy the nature! When hiking or camping, do not forget to stay safe around wild animals, especially bears. The Town of Banff and Parks Canada will co-host a free webinar called Bear Aware on July 15 at 7 pm. Attend this 90-minute webinar to learn how to stay …