Level Up, Calgary!

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

Have you played Minecraft? Now, Calgary students will have a great opportunity to take something they do for fun and apply it towards the real world. Students across Calgary are going to have the opportunity to redesign, restructure and rebuild the city’s downtown through the newly launched Level Up, Calgary! where they can explore, create and prototype designs in a …

Calgary REP Business Support Grant

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

Healthy businesses are the foundation of a thriving economy. The City of Calgary is offering a new grant program — Calgary Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) Business Support Grant, which provides $2000 to each successful applicant and supports the city’s economic recovery. Grants will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted from October 12, 2021, to November …

Virtual Career Fair October 21 – 22, 2021

Lisa C. Employment, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is coming soon in fall 2021! What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year. When: The upcoming VCF will be on October 21 – 22, 2021, from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT Where: Register yourself at https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ Employers across Canada will be joining us with more than thousands of job …

Distress Centre launches 24 hour Crisis Chat and Text

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

Distress Centre (DC) has recently announced that their online services – crisis chat and text – are now available 24 hours a day! Text 403-266-4357 to speak with a volunteer, or Chat online through the chat portal at the top of every page of DC’s website. Phone support is still available 24/7. Call 403-266-4357 if you need to talk. Distress …

CCIS Accepts Donations for Afghan Refugees

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

It’s almost winter. The following items are essential to help Afghan refugees successfully resettle in Calgary. Please connect with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS): New or very lightly used warm winter clothing Boots, shoes, and socks Luggage (suitcases, duffle bags, carry-ons) Backpacks School supplies Baby items (diapers, formula, baby clothes) New or lightly used clothing Flip flops or slippers …

QR Code Added to COVID-19 Vaccine Record

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

A secure QR code has been added to your COVID-19 vaccination record. If you downloaded your vaccination record at the end of September, many businesses are still accepting the old version without QR codes and official documentation received at immunization appointments, but you will soon need to show the updated one with a QR code on it. Please download your …

October 1, 2021: the International Day of Older Persons

Lisa C. Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. The 2021 theme “Digital Equity for All Ages” affirms the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons. Recent reports by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) indicate that women and older persons experience digital inequity to …

National Truth and Reconciliation Day Event on Sep 30

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

To help reflect on and learn about the impacts of the Indian Residential Schools the City of Calgary is holding a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day event. This event will be broadcast live here and at calgary.ca/live on Thursday, Sept. 30 at noon. Wear an orange shirt from a local Indigenous vendor to show your allyship and …