COVID-190 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

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During COVID-19, taking care of our mental health is just as important as wearing a mask. That’s why jack.org, YourAlberta (Government of Alberta) and Kids Help Phone has partnered up to build Alberta’s COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource hub, a digital toolkit to help Alberta’s young people look out for themselves and each other right now. On this webpage, you …

Waste Reduction Week 2020

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Did you know it’s Waste Reduction Week from October 19 – 25? Waste Reduction Week is a campaign that aims to raise awareness while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. It is the week to recognize everyone’s environmental efforts and achievements this week. Throughout this week, you can look for tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste in …

Flu Shots 2020-2021 Now Available

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Alberta Health Service (AHS)’s Influenza Immunization program for 2020-2021 is now open. Starting on October 19, AHS will offer influenza immunization (also called “flu shots”) through pre-booked appointments only to children under five years of age and their family and household members. Learn more here: Flu Shots for Children under 5. If you do not have children under 5, you …

How to prepare yourself for upcoming snowfall

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A snow squall watch has been issued for Calgary on October 16, 2020. Snow squalls are defined as “a sudden moderately heavy snowfall with blowing snow and strong gusty surface winds”. To prepare yourself better for the upcoming snowfall, here are some tips: Give yourself extra time for your commute! Whether you are taking public transportation or driving, there could …

Become a FluWatcher!

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Did you know you can become a FluWatcher? The FluWatchers program is an important part of Canada’s national flu surveillance program, FluWatch. FluWatch is a program that will send those interested, an email every week asking if you had a cough or a fever in the previous week. Depending on your answers, there may be more questions. The questions take about …

Free Halloween Craft Tutorials

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CanScare is hosting 13 Days of Freightful Fun online with tutorials on how to make spooky, Halloween arts and crafts. Starting October 19 – October 31, CanScare will be showing viewers family friendly, Halloween tutorials – a new project every day! The materials list is now posted on their website, everything can be found at local supermarkets or dollar stores. …

Flu Shots for Children under 5

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Alberta Health Service’s (AHS) Alberta Influenza Immunization program for 2020-2021 will begin October 19, 2020. All Albertans, six months of age and older, are eligible to be immunized, free of charge through their local pharmacists and physicians or through AHS themselves. This year will be different as they will offer the immunization to different age groups and demographics. Starting on …

New Wellness Desk at Central Calgary Public Library

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The Calgary Public Library has always provided more than just short term book rentals. The resources and information available for the public’s use is beyond that. A new feature of their free mental health and addictions support is the wellness desk. The library’s new wellness desk will provide free, drop-in mental health care. The desk is located at Central Library …