Canada’s Additional Measures to Address the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Updates

Yesterday (November 30, 2021), Government of Canada introduces additional measures to address COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern. the Government of Canada is expanding the list of countries with entry prohibitions originally announced on November 26, 2021, to include Egypt, Nigeria and Malawi. Effective tomorrow, foreign nationals who have been in any of these countries within the previous 14 days will not …

Omicron Arrived in Alberta. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Panic over the New Variant!

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

“I’m reporting we have now one confirmed case of the omicron variant in Alberta.” Dr. Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health On November 30, Alberta’s first case of the omicron variant was confirmed. According to Dr. Hindshaw, the individual tested positive while asymptomatic. What is the Omicron variant? Omicron was first discovered in southern Africa . In late November, the World …

5K Doses of Janssen Vaccine Arrive in Alberta

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

The Janssen vaccine is currently a single-dose viral vector vaccine that works similarly to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Alberta has received 5,000 doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, giving Albertans 18+ another COVID-19 vaccine option. Due to limited supply, doses will be administered at AHS clinics in select locations – to book, call Health Link 811. Who should get it …

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Begin for 5 – 11 Year Olds

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

More than 394,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Alberta. On November 24, the Alberta government starts accepting vaccine bookings for children aged five to eleven. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics around the province. Vaccines will also be available at four pharmacies where AHS clinics are not conveniently located. First-dose appointments …

More Albertans Soon to be Eligible for Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Seniors, Updates

Alberta will expand eligibility for booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Nov. 8, the following Albertans will be eligible to book a third dose: All Albertans aged 70 and older First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) people aged 18 and older Front-line health-care workers who received their first two doses less than eight weeks apart Albertans who received two doses …

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 …

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 & …

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 …

Calgary REP Business Support Grant

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

Healthy businesses are the foundation of a thriving economy. The City of Calgary is offering a new grant program — Calgary Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) Business Support Grant, which provides $2000 to each successful applicant and supports the city’s economic recovery. Grants will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted from October 12, 2021, to November …