The 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit

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Are you between the ages 12 and 20? You are invited to register for the 2nd United Voices Immigrant Youth Wellness Summit. During this event, you will have a fun day listening to stories from inspirational immigrant speakers, taking part in interactive break-out sessions, learning how to battle the stigma surrounding mental health, and gaining skills & confidence to become …

Free Community Support Services for Work Permits Holders

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If you are currently living in Alberta holding a valid work permit or post-graduate open work permit, there is a free program available to support you and your dependents — Community Support Services Program run by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. Whether you only plan to live and work in Alberta temporarily or aim to become a Permanent Resident in the …

Unite with Extended Family Members who are Citizens or PRs

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In early October, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced processes to support enhanced family reunification. If you want to come to Canada and visit a family member who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, check here to see if you are considered as an Extended Family Member

City Council Passes School Safe Zones Bylaw Amendment

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Calgary City Council voted to pass an amendment to restrict advocacy messaging on public property near schools. What is advocacy messaging? Advocacy messaging is messaging that publicly expresses an opinion on an issue or cause. Why did the City Council vote to restrict advocacy messaging? Certain large graphic signs have had a serious and negative impact on vulnerable students, as …

2020 Parents and Grandparents Program Back to Random Selection

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Want to sponsor your parents or grandparents to come to Canada? Good news for those who’ve been waiting for the 2020 intake of Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program. “Our government strongly believes in the importance of keeping families together—particularly during difficult times. The Parents and Grandparents Program is a dedicated pathway to reuniting more families in Canada.” – The Honourable …

Government Update on Travel Restrictions and Support for Family Reunification

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Minister Marco E. L. Mendicino, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair and Health Minister Patty Hajdu have recently announced that, the Government of Canada is further strengthening the public health presence at the border and enhancing quarantine monitoring; increasing the use of digital forms and processes to allow critical information to be …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in Alberta. Regular screening is the best way to detect it early when treatment has the best chance of working. What is breast cancer? Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast; A …

Children’s COVID-19 Test Results Now Available in MyHealth

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Effective October 2, 2020, parents & guardians can access their children’s COVID-19 test results through MyHealth Alberta, in addition to their own results. Test results can be printed and are also available in PDF format. As a parent or guardian, you will need to provide your child’s personal health number and test date to access your child’s COVID-19 test results …