International Women’s Day

Lisa C. Uncategorized

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women’s achievements raise awareness about women’s equality lobby for accelerated gender parity fundraise for female-focused charities The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is “Choose …

Tax Slips for 2020 Taxes

Lisa C. Uncategorized

Where do you get your tax slips? Tax slips are prepared by your employer, your pension providers or financial institutions. If you’ve lost a slip or haven’t received one, ask your employer/payer for it. ? Watch this short video to learn the basics of filing personal income tax return in Canada! For COVID-19 benefits recipients, you will receive a T4A …

New Public Transit Investments across Canada

Lisa C. Uncategorized

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced new public transit investments across Canada to build strong communities fight climate change create new jobs The investments of $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next 8 years include permanent funding of $3 billion per year for Canadian communities beginning in 2026-27. The investments announced will be used for subways …

Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams Targeting Seniors

Lisa C. Uncategorized

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, 9,797 Canadians became victims of COVID-19 fraud and $7 million was lost to COVID-19 fraud between March 6, 2020 and January 31, 2021. Recently Alberta Health Services (AHS) is receiving reports of a phone scam targeting seniors. Albertans over 75 are told they can book their COVID-19 immunization for a fee. Please note that …

All Invitations for 2020 PGP Sent

Lisa C. Uncategorized

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now finished sending all the invitations to apply for the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Didn’t receive any email? Check your invitation status by answering two simple questions using this online tool: What does your confirmation number start with What’s the second character? Congratulations if you have received the invitation in your …

Chinatown Lamppost Banner Contest

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Uncategorized

Have you seen Chinatown’s current lamppost banners? For the past 3 years, the lamppost banner has had a panda design. They are now looking for a new design and are running a contest for it! Details of the contest: Calgary Chinatown BIA will select 3 designs Each winning designer will win $800 CASH PRIZE!  The winning artworks will be deployed to the …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …

Snow Clearing Bylaws

Michelle Mak Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Uncategorized

With Winter slowly creeping up on us, it is important to understand some some snow bylaws that the City of Calgary enforces. These are bylaws that everyone should follow when Calgary does start seeing snow. While the City of Calgary does their part in clearing the roads, designated pathways, public sidewalks and other high use public areas, Calgary property owners …