Semaine de la sensibilization à l’intimidation du 16 au 20 novembre

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Click here to read this article in English. La Semaine de la sensibilisation à l’intimidation est la troisième semaine de novembre. L’intimidation, qu’est-ce que c’est ? L’intimidation est un comportement répétitif hostile ou humiliant destiné à nuire, à faire peur ou à infliger de la détresse à autrui et pouvant lui porter préjudice psychologique ou constituer une atteinte à sa …

Bullying Awareness Week Nov 16 to 20

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Cliquez ici pour lire ceci en français. Bullying Awareness Week is the third week of November. What is bullying? Bullying is repetitive hostile or humiliating behavior intended to harm, frighten or inflict distress on others. Bullying may cause psychological harm or damage one’s reputation. Bullying behaviors Bullying behaviors can be physical, e.g. pushing or hitting someone verbal, e.g. insulting or …

UofC Law Students offering free legal service for Albertans facing debt

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The Consumer Debt Negotiation Project is a project that aims to help Albertans facing debt by offering free legal advice. This project is done by the University of Calgary law school students who are volunteering their time to help those in need. The clinic is also collaborating with Pro Bono Law Alberta’s ongoing duty counsel and amicus programs as well …

Alberta Health Services Restricts Visitor Access

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Effective November 16, 2020, Alberta Health Services announced that patients in all Alberta hospitals are now only limited to one or two designated family or support people for their entire visit.  Visitor access is only allowed for patients at end-of-life and for those receiving critical care for a life-threatening illness. Currently: One designated support is allowed for ambulatory, emergency or urgent …

Online Webinar for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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November month is Domestic Violence Awarenesss Month in Canada. To learn more about this topic, you may view an upcoming presentation will provide a quick overview of pop culture and the media’s continuation and perpetuation of sexual violence, highlighting the interrelationship of anti-black racism, colorism, fatphobia and disability. The guest speaker is Monica Samuel, who is a community worker, social …

Free Community Day on November 26

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On November 26, it is Free Community Day for the Ally Toolkit Conference. On this Community Day, there will be free programming including yoga from Junction 9 Yoga, the CPS Diversity Panel, allyship and kids, social justice and active bystander allyship training. Throughout this day, you will be able to do some morning yoga, learn how to be an active …

Toilet Paper Rolls and Paper Towel Rolls

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! We are starting an exciting new article series to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. After you finish using a roll of toilet paper or paper towel: You end up with rolls in the centre, which look like this: Did you know that …

Funding to help Canadians develop work skills

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced on November 13, the details of an investment of $1.5 billion in the Workforce Development Agreements (WDAs) with provinces and territories. This investment will help Canadians in underrepresented groups and in sectors that have been hardest hit by the pandemic (such as construction, transportation, and hospitality) quickly access supports to re-enter the workforce. This …