Update on Community Food Resources

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1. Community Pop Up Food Hamper The Salvation Army and Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids are organizing a Community Pop Up Food Hamper today on May 14, 2020. Address: the Cardel Rec South (Shawnessy Recreation Centre) SE parking lot Time: from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 2. The Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store The Fresh Routes Mobile Grocery Store will happen next week. …

Calgary Transit May 2020 Service Changes

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From May 16 to 19, there will be temporary service changes to the CTrain service. Both 201 (Red Line) and 202 (Blue Line) will be affected. It is very important to make necessary arrangements if you plan to take CTrain during the upcoming May Long weekend. For more details about the CTrain service change, please visit http://www.calgarytransit.com/service-updates and take a …

Trudeau announces new financial support for Canada’s seniors

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On May 12, 2020, the federal government introduced a $2.5 billion program to help nearly seven million Canadian seniors deal with costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is providing a one-time tax-free payment of $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension, with an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income …

CERB Information Now Available in Multiple Languages

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Many people are going through financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Canada is offering different financial supports to all those in need. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) has been launched in April to help you with temporary income support if you have stopped working because of COVID-19. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 …

Green Cart Collection Resumes the Week of May 19th

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The City of Calgary has recently issued an update on garbage collection. Weekly green cart collection will resume starting the week of May 19. The start of weekly service is delayed because of recruiting challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting the week of May 19, the schedule will remain the same and the weekly service will be on the …

Online ELL Conversation Classes

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The Calgary Public Library is offering a  free, three-week online conversation group to practice speaking English, meet new virtual friends, and learn about local community and culture. This informal program is a chance to discuss topics in a fun and relaxing environment. The program is open to all adults (ages 18+) with limited spaces available. To register, you will need …

Avoid and Discourage Misinformation During COVID-19

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Misinformation (false or inaccurate information) has always existed. As COVID-19 cases have emerged across the world, so has misinformation become more widespread than ever in the past two months. Why is there so much misinformation during COVID-19? During this special time, people are feeling confused, helpless, anxious, insecure and scared. These are all normal feelings. As a result, we are …

Alberta Government Announces Relief for the Child Care Sector

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The Alberta Government has recently announced up to $17.8 million in grants for the child care sector during the relaunching of Alberta’s economy. The grants will come in three phases. During the first phase, child care centres and out-of-school centres will immediately receive a one-time grant to help cover one-quarter of overhead costs, including rent and utilities. In the second …