Family Violence Resources during COVID-19

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information

It is important to remember there are many resources even during COVID-19 that are available for those who are experiencing family violence, elder abuse or child abuse. If you are in immediate danger, police and RCMP will still respond even if you have COVID-19, are in self isolation, are in quarantine, or experiencing symptoms. The Family Violence Info Line (310-1818) …

COVID-19 Symptoms and Self-Assessment Tool

LISA CAI COVID-19, Newcomer Information

COVID-19 is a disease caused by the coronavirus that was recently discovered and named. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the disease through these ways: when the sick person coughs or sneezes when you shake hands with the sick person when you touch your face (mouth, nose, eyes, etc.) right after touching something that has the virus on …

Changes to City of Calgary’s Garbage Pick-up Schedule

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

The City of Calgary has recently announced changes to the collection schedules for blue, black and green carts. Normally in April, the collection of the green cart (for composting) would be switched to a weekly basis instead of bi-weekly. But during the COVID-19 crisis, City of Calgary is trying to reduce the worker’s interaction with the public and with various …

COVID-19 Multilingual Resources

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Government of Alberta has a webpage for COVID-19 resources in multiple languages. The webpage is updated frequently with documents of resources not only from the Government of Alberta, but also the Government of Canada. An example of the languages these documents are translated to are: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. The languages …

City of Calgary’s At Home Activities

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The City of Calgary has a webpage full of at-home activities to keep children and families connected, engaged, and active, especially during this time where staying at home is encouraged. Examples of these activities are: Nature Inspired Photography & Art – this activity allows children and families to take in the beauty of their surroundings and take time to enjoy …

Taking care of your Mental Health during COVID-19

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information

The COVID-19 pandemic is a situation that can be unsettling and can cause a sense of loss of control. It is normal for people and communities to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or worried. Some common feelings may include: Fear of becoming ill or infected with COVID-19, or infecting others A sense of being socially excluded or judged by others …

Disinfectants for use against Coronavirus

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Health Canada is working with disinfectant manufacturers and industry associations to better inform Canadians of the products available for use to help against the spread of infections during the COVID-19 outbreak. They have put together a list of disinfectants that meet Health Canada’s requirements. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses. This means they are one of the easiest types of viruses to …

Enforcing measures to stop spread of COVID-19

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis, the Government of Alberta is granting law enforcement agencies to enforce public health orders and issue fines to protect the health and safety of Albertans. This means that under “amendments to the Procedures Regulation under the Provincial Offences Procedures Act, community peace officers, in addition to police, will be able to issue tickets to enforce …

Applying for Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Finance, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Government of Alberta’s Emergency Isolation Support program is now closed after successfully distributing funds to over 79,596 eligible Albertans since the launch of the program, for a total of approximately $91.7 million, close to double the amount originally allocated. The Government of Alberta has announced an Emergency Isolation Support for eligible working Albertans. Those who are eligible can receive a one …

Alberta Health Services: Social Distancing Video

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Alberta Health Services has a video that introduces what social distancing is in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis. The video is translated into 7 languages: Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Punjabi, Vietnamese and Tigrinya. If you are unsure what social distancing is, please visit https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17008.aspx to be more informed!