COVID-19: Food Security Page Now Live

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The Calgary Local Immigration Partnership has recently launched a new webpage dedicated to multilingual information on food resources for newcomers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The multilingual information is based on the English version of Food Resources for Newcomers issued by the City of Calgary. This list includes over 10 free and low-cost food programs for newcomers in Calgary. If you …

What should I regularly disinfect at home?

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19, you should be regularly disinfecting a lot of house hold items. These items can include: Mobile phones Keyboards Door knobs and locks Light switch Water tap and faucet Remotes and controllers Pet leashes To learn more, please visit  

Justin Trudeau Announces Virtual Care and Mental Health Tools

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COVID-19 has been impacting all of us Canadian in our everyday lives for the past two months. It’s more important than ever that we get the tools and resources to support our health and well-being. Last Sunday, May 3, right before the beginning of the Mental Health Week 2020, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced an investment of $240.5 million …

Mental Health Week 2020

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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness. They have organized a Mental Health Week that is from May 4 – May 10, 2020. Mental Health Week helps shift to shift societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It promotes behaviours and attitudes that foster well-being, support …

Premier Jason Kenney Announces Alberta Relaunch Strategy

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Starting in May, Alberta will take small steps to reopen its economy. Premier Jason Kenney has recently mentioned a multi-stage relaunch strategy in his government’s plan. According to the plan, businesses and services will reopen gradually depending on Alberta’s ability to control the spread of COVID-19. We have summarized the stages of reopening for you: Early reopening actions (May 1 …

How protective is a non-medical mask during COVID-19?

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Aren’t sure how protective a home-made mask or a non-medical mask is? According to the Government of Canada, wearing a homemade facial covering/non-medical mask in the community has not been proven to protect the person wearing it and is not a substitute for physical distancing and hand washing. But, it can be an additional measure to protect others around you, …

Money-Saving Tips During COVID-19

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1. Automate your savings. Set up automatic monthly contributions to transfer a certain amount of money from your chequing account into your savings. 2. Set a realistic budget that works for you. Watch our free Smart Tips video “How to Manage your Money in Alberta” for more information and resources on budgeting and how to manage your money. 3. Eating …