New Mandatory Public Health Measures

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On November 24, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced new public health measures for the province of Alberta. These new measures are implemented for at least the next three weeks in hopes of addressing the growing number of cases. Please find below a quick summary of the new health measures, for more in-depth description of these measures, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx …

National Test of the Emergency Alerting System

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Did you know that your cellphone may have the power to save a life? A national test of the emergency alerting system will take place. And in Alberta it is scheduled on Wednesday, November 25 at 1:55pm. What is Alert Ready? Canada’s emergency alerting system Delivers alerts to Canadians through TV, radio and other wireless devices What types of alerts …

Learn how to manage stress with Alberta Health Services

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Learn how to manage stress in challenging times with Alberta Health Services! Stress can affect people physically, mentally and emotionally. Many Albertans have identified feeling stressed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This introductory course includes a basic discussion of stress plus looks at different ways to manage stress, including 2 HeartMath® breathing techniques. The sessions are led by AHS Certified professionals. …

Semaine de la sensibilization à l’intimidation du 16 au 20 novembre

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Click here to read this article in English. La Semaine de la sensibilisation à l’intimidation est la troisième semaine de novembre. L’intimidation, qu’est-ce que c’est ? L’intimidation est un comportement répétitif hostile ou humiliant destiné à nuire, à faire peur ou à infliger de la détresse à autrui et pouvant lui porter préjudice psychologique ou constituer une atteinte à sa …

Bullying Awareness Week Nov 16 to 20

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Cliquez ici pour lire ceci en français. Bullying Awareness Week is the third week of November. What is bullying? Bullying is repetitive hostile or humiliating behavior intended to harm, frighten or inflict distress on others. Bullying may cause psychological harm or damage one’s reputation. Bullying behaviors Bullying behaviors can be physical, e.g. pushing or hitting someone verbal, e.g. insulting or …

Alberta Health Services Restricts Visitor Access

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Effective November 16, 2020, Alberta Health Services announced that patients in all Alberta hospitals are now only limited to one or two designated family or support people for their entire visit.  Visitor access is only allowed for patients at end-of-life and for those receiving critical care for a life-threatening illness. Currently: One designated support is allowed for ambulatory, emergency or urgent …

Temporary Restrictions in Alberta to contain COVID-19

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On November 12, 2020, Premier Jason Kenney announced new temporary restrictions in Alberta in hopes of containing the rising cases of COVID-19. The temporary restrictions apply to Red Deer, Edmonton, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge and Fort McMurray. The following are mandatory measures: Bars, lounges and pubs will now stop serving alcohol by 10 PM and will be closing at 11 …

COVID Alert App & ABTraceTogether App

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New COVID-19 cases are growing across the country. To take care of ourselves and protect our community, we can choose to use COVID tracing apps developed by the federal and provincial government. Tracing apps help break the cycle of infection, inform us of possible exposures before symptoms appear. If you reside in Alberta, you can use the ABTraceTogether App. The …

Ressources pour immigrants francophones en Alberta

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C’est la semaine nationale de l’immigration francophone! La Semaine nationale de l’immigration francophone est une initiative de la Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada et des Réseaux en immigration francophone (RIF). Le français est l’une des 2 langues officielles du Canada. La plupart des Canadiens francophones habitent au Québec, mais bon nombre d’entre eux habitent aussi dans …