Your Support Is Needed for Helping Afghan Refugees Make Canada Their New Home

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Settlement News, Updates

After the First Group of Afghan Refugees Arriving in Canada on August 5, Canada welcomed more flights of Afghan refugees. With more flights planned in the days ahead, refugees will continue to be resettled through the immigration program for individuals and their families who provided support to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan. Many refugees need extra help getting settled in Canada. …

Last Two Libraries to Open Doors at Regular Hours

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

On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Today the library has updated that the rest two libraries will open doors to public. They are: Rocky Ridge Library (as of June 28) Signal Hill Library (as of July 2) The following services are unavailable at the moment, and after July 2: Curbside Printing In-person events and …

World Refugee Day 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

World Refugee Day (each year on June 20) is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe.  Having been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution, refugees who settled in Canada make significant contributions to our nation’s economy. As tax payers, they create jobs, buy homes and put down roots …

Want to canoe, fish or paddleboard in Banff National Park? Get a valid Self-Certification Permit!

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

Parks Canada has recently introduced new restrictions on water activities in Banff National Park. The use of non-motorized watercraft, fishing equipment, and aquatic recreational equipment are restricted in all waterbodies within the Park at all times to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species. Aquatic Invasive Species are fish, plants, etc. species that have been introduced to a new waterbody. …

Open for Summer Lottery – Vaccinated? Enter to Win $1 Million!

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

If you fit the following eligibility criteria, you can now enter the Open for Summer Lottery once for 3 shots to win $1 million: Alberta resident 18 years or older have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at the time of registration You can enter as soon as you have had your first dose, but must …

Canadian Men’s Health Month

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

Canadian Men’s Health Month is from June 1 to 30. Move for Your Mental Health is the theme of Canadian Men’s Health Month. In June, The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation is organizing a series of free online activities for Canadian men and their families to help them learn something new about mental health, set a goal for yourself, inspire others …

On-It Regional Transit Resumes Calgary to Banff & Canmore Service June 4

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

Don’t drive but still want to visit Banff and Canmore from Calgary? On-It Regional Transit is resuming the Calgary to Banff/Canmore service on Friday, June 4, 2021. Enhanced cleaning and safety program initiatives include: Mandatory face masks for all passengers. Reserved seating. Thorough sanitation of buses and all high contact areas. Hand sanitizer available on all buses for passenger and …

Alberta’s First Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic Coming to Calgary

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

Alberta will launch its first drive-through vaccination clinic in early June, to help improve vaccine access for people in northeast Calgary. The new clinic is one of the initiatives to help increase vaccination rates in the northeast, along with targeted clinics for businesses with large workforces in the area, and temporary clinics run jointly with community primary care providers. Alberta …

Help Calgary Develop a Festivals and Events Strategy

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

The City of Calgary is creating a new Festival and Event Strategy that will maximize the benefits of the festivals and events that are planned and hosted in our city to our citizens and our economy. Your feedback is needed and valued! What festivals or events do you attend? Where do you go to them? Show the City of Calgary …