Hiking This Spring? Watch Out for Avalanches!

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In the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people choose to explore the beauty of nature outdoors to avoid the danger of getting infected indoors, including many newcomers to Canada. Knowing how to stay safe from avalanches during the spring season is crucial when you explore the Albertan mountains! What is an avalanche? Avalanche is when a mass of ice …

How Play Can Help You Thrive in a New City

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New in Calgary and looking to make new friends? PlayCity is for you! PlayCity is a free app that connects you with others who are interested in the same activities – from a hiking buddy to a tennis partner! The PlayCity app is available for download both on Google Play and App Store. Meet PlayCity’s CEO, Hafiz Mitha! Read his story below and learn how sport fueled connection …

Y Mind – Free Mental Health Program for Youth

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Are you living in Calgary and between the ages of 18 and 30? Y Mind can help you cope with stress and anxiety! What is Y Mind? Y Mind is a mental wellness program for youth experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and stress. Formal diagnosis of anxiety is NOT required. Y Mind is a FREE 7-week program provided …

The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act Comes into Effect

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Alberta continues to experience high rates of family violence that have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Today, a new domestic violence legislation coming into effect— The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act. If you feel you are at …

COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A with Canada’s Top Medical Officers

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Healthy Canadians will host an online Q & A session on March 31 called “Your Covid-19 Vaccine Questions Answered” with Dr. Theresa Tam Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Indigenous Services Canada Dr. Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor at Health Canada Samantha Yammine, a …

Video: How to Create My Account with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

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Welcome to Newcomer LearningHub! In this short video, let’s learn about a security online portal that helps you manage your tax affairs — My Account! Topics covered in this video include: What is My Account? What are the advantages of using My Account? Steps to follow when registering for My Account. * Special note: If you are a newcomer to …

Beware of Immigration Fraud – Common Scams Aimed at Newcomers

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March is Fraud Prevention Month. We are posting a series of articles helping you find out how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of immigration fraud. Today, let’s take a look at common scams aimed at newcomers. Scammers posing as Canadian government officials Scammers pretending to be an official may call you and accuse you of doing something wrong, …