Changes to Alberta’s COVID-19 Measures

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The Alberta Government will make some changes to bring COVID measures in line with other respiratory viruses while keeping strong measures in place to protect Albertans. Starting Jul. 29, quarantine will not be universally required for close contacts may still be required in some high risk settings or outbreak management. On Aug 16, masking for transit/taxis/rideshares will be lifted. may …

Critical Worker Benefit Deadline Extended

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Earlier in June, the Alberta government announced that Albertans in social services and the private sector who provided critical services to Albertans would receive a one-time Critical Worker Benefit. Good news! The deadline for this benefit has been extended to August 31. Eligible private sector employers now have more time to apply on behalf of workers as they focus on …

Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) open until Monday, July 26, 2021

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A few days left before the Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) nominations close. You can nominate an outstanding immigrant or refugee, an organization, or yourself by Monday, July 26th, 2021. The IDA is a key annual event that honours and celebrates the talent, excellence, and positive impact of immigrants and refugees. To nominate, visit: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MosaicEventTravelManagement/IDA2021Nominations For more on this update …

AHS launches new virtual wellness courses

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Alberta Health Services has launched a new online wellness series free for Albertans in summer and fall. Courses are ranging in topics from managing reactions, healthy thinking and increasing confidence through effective problem solving. Albertans who are interested in learning skills to cope with change, deal with stress, and pursue goals are welcomed to register for any or all courses. …

Receive 2 shots and Win an Outdoor Adventure: Alberta’s Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

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Alberta residents 18+ who have had their 2nd dose now have another opportunity to win by entering the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery. Prizes include: winner’s choice of a special harvest hunting license for either 2022 or 2023. lifetime hunting license (a combination package consisting of a wildlife certificate, resident general white-tailed deer licence, and a resident game bird licence for …

Support Local, Support Farmers’ Market

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One important component of supporting Alberta’s economic recovery is helping farmers sell and market their products. On July 10, Alberta’s Agriculture and Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen introduced the new Made in Alberta, by Albertans label at the Millarville Farmers’ Market: This label is designed so that Alberta farmers and processors can use it on their products. It helps consumers like …

EmploymentWorks Virtual Program by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions. Each person with ASD is unique and the term “spectrum” refers to the wide variation in strengths and challenges reflected among those with the disorder. Living with ASD does not necessarily mean one cannot succeed in finding meaningful and sustainable paid employment. The EmploymentWorks Virtual Program offered by the Centre …

Canadian Wilds Habitat to Expand with New Investment from Provincial Government

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The Calgary Zoo is Canada’s most visited zoo, welcoming more than 1.3 million visitors annually. It was recently announced that the Alberta government will invest $15.5 million over 3 years to help upgrade and expand the zoo’s Canadian Wilds habitat: The first phase of the redevelopment includes polar bears, otters, caribou and whooping cranes. Future phases will include bison, prairie …

Work-Integrated Learning Industry Voucher Pilot Program

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In partnership with industry, employers and post-secondary institutions, Alberta’s government is investing $3.6 million in new work-integrated learning opportunities in key priority areas through the Work-Integrated Learning Industry Voucher pilot program. The 3-year Work Integrated Learning Voucher pilot program is a partnership with industry, employers and post-secondary institutions to allow students to learn directly from mentors and seasoned professionals, while …

Calgary Mask Bylaw Repealed

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Amazing news came on July 5 when Calgary City Council revisited the COVID-19 outlook: The City Council voted to repeal the Temporary COVID-19 Face Coverings Bylaw (BYLAW NUMBER 26M2020). As a result, Calgarians will no longer be required to wear face coverings as part of a bylaw or provincial mandate, other than in some specific situations required by the Government …