Y Mind – Free Mental Health Program for Youth

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Are you living in Calgary and between the ages of 18 and 30? Y Mind can help you cope with stress and anxiety! What is Y Mind? Y Mind is a mental wellness program for youth experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and stress. Formal diagnosis of anxiety is NOT required. Y Mind is a FREE 7-week program provided …

The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act Comes into Effect

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Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Alberta continues to experience high rates of family violence that have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. Today, a new domestic violence legislation coming into effect— The Disclosure to Protect Against Domestic Violence (Clare’s Law) Act. If you feel you are at …

Things to Do This Easter Long Weekend

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The weather in Calgary has been kind to us lately (more or less kind), and Easter is just around the corner. During this upcoming long weekend, let’s remember to Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly! Things to do in Calgary this Easter long weekend: Take your family to a Community Nature Adventure Playground. Go on a self-guided walking tour. Take part in …

Celebrate the Easter Long Weekend Responsibly

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This weekend will be the second Easter we celebrate since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We all want to spend fun time with our families and friends during the long weekend but remember that we have to do so safely and responsibly. All indoor social gatherings remain prohibited. Public health guidelines should be observed. Easter egg hunts or related activities should …

Alberta’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program Enters Phase 2B

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The government of Alberta has planned out the provincial vaccination program and stages. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/covid19-vaccine.aspx#phases to check out the phases and learn when it is your turn to get vaccinated! Starting March 30, we have entered Phase 2B. Albertans eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines during Phase 2B include: cancer patients transplant recipients individuals with disabilities and dementia individuals with other …

COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A with Canada’s Top Medical Officers

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Healthy Canadians will host an online Q & A session on March 31 called “Your Covid-19 Vaccine Questions Answered” with Dr. Theresa Tam Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Indigenous Services Canada Dr. Supriya Sharma, Chief Medical Advisor at Health Canada Samantha Yammine, a …

Book a Road Test in Alberta

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Alberta has launched a new road test system to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe. Since January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests (Class 4-6) are delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents. When you search about road tests in Alberta using a search engine, such as google, you may be provided …

Budget 2021 Funding to Reduce Wait Times for CT & MRI

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CT scans and MRIs are two of the common diagnostic imaging services offered in modern medicine. Learn more here: Computed Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Demands for CT scans and MRIs in Alberta are increasing annually. Wait times for patients in hospital or emergency departments for a CT or MRI scan are stable, but wait times for outpatients referred are longer …

Virtual Career Fair March 25 & 26, 2021

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Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is happening tomorrow! Are you ready? What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year, in November and March. When: The upcoming VCF will be on March 25 and 26, 2021 from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT. Where: https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ You haven’t registered? No worries! We accept registrations throughout this 2-day online …

Free Webinars: Alberta Employment Standards

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Are you working in Alberta? Beginning March 31, 2021, you can sign up for free webinars and learn about: the Employment Standards Code and Regulation changes from Bill 32: the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Topics include New rules for break times, deductions from earnings, general holiday pay, temporary layoffs, Alberta’s …