Alberta Lowers Child Care Fees for Working Families after Signing Agreement with the Federal Government

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alberta government is lowering child care fees for working families, following the signing of our historic agreement with the federal government. Parents with kids not yet in kindergarten will see fees for spaces in licensed daycares, preschools and family day homes reduced by half, on average, by early 2022. Families most in need will receive additional subsidies. By 2026, …

Need an Accessible Taxi ? Contact WAV Calgary!

Lisa C. Accessibility, Community, Settlement & Community News

Do you or someone around you need an accessible taxi? The City of Calgary has a centralized taxi dispatch service that you can contact to easily and efficiently get the first available accessible taxi! What is WAV? WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) is a centralized Call Centre that will assist you in securing a wheelchair accessible taxi. WAV Calgary vehicles are …

Omicron Arrived in Alberta. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Panic over the New Variant!

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

“I’m reporting we have now one confirmed case of the omicron variant in Alberta.” Dr. Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health On November 30, Alberta’s first case of the omicron variant was confirmed. According to Dr. Hindshaw, the individual tested positive while asymptomatic. What is the Omicron variant? Omicron was first discovered in southern Africa . In late November, the World …

5K Doses of Janssen Vaccine Arrive in Alberta

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Janssen vaccine is currently a single-dose viral vector vaccine that works similarly to the AstraZeneca vaccine. Alberta has received 5,000 doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine, giving Albertans 18+ another COVID-19 vaccine option. Due to limited supply, doses will be administered at AHS clinics in select locations – to book, call Health Link 811. Who should get it …

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Begin for 5 – 11 Year Olds

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

More than 394,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Alberta. On November 24, the Alberta government starts accepting vaccine bookings for children aged five to eleven. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics around the province. Vaccines will also be available at four pharmacies where AHS clinics are not conveniently located. First-dose appointments …

Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund Launched by CIWA

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association is thrilled to be launching the Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund. This unique scholarship will be awarded to immigrant and refugee women who are above 25 years of age, are past or current CIWA clients AND demonstrate financial need What is this scholarship for? The purpose of this scholarship is to further their education in pursuit …

Halloween During COVID-19

Lisa C. COVID-19, Health and wellness, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Flu Shot Season Starts

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Alberta’s influenza immunization season has started. Children under 5 and those they live with can get immunized at an AHS public health clinic by calling Health Link at 811. All other Albertans can get their flu shot from a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office. Please book your appointment today at ahs.ca/vaccine. If appointments are not available online in your area, …