How to Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) during the Pandemic

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Newcomers continue to land in Canada and become Permanent Residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Canada Centre gradually opened up since Spring 2021 for in person services. As of Fall 2021, Newcomers can still get their Social Insurance Numbers in three different ways: Online: https://sin-nas.canada.ca/en/Sin/  By mail: prepare required documents, complete the application form and mail everything and mail it …

COVID-19 Home Test Kit

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used COVID-19 home test kit? Put the home testing devices into your black cart as garbage, including any small plastic components. Recycle cardboard and paper packaging in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot Learn about different carts here: Black Cart, Blue Cart & …

How to Join Calgary Police Service

Lisa C. Employment

The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has seven core values: Respect: Consider another’s values, beliefs, thoughts and ideas. Honesty: Be truthful in our words and actions. Compassion: Show care and concern for the wellbeing of others. Courage: Face adversity and stand up for what is right. Fairness: Give just and impartial treatment to others. Accountability: Be fiercely responsible to the public …

Halloween During COVID-19

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

Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Unofficial Results for the 2021 General Election

Lisa C. Updates

Did you vote on October 18? Unofficial election results for the 2021 General Election held on October 18, 2021, in Calgary are available on calgaryelectionresults.ca. The Top 3 Mayor Candidates Total Votes JYOTI GONDEK 172,314 JEROMY FARKAS 114,482 EFF DAVISON 49,622 Election results will become official on Friday, Oct. 22 at noon. Voter turnout will be reported in the coming days. Check …

Flu Shot Season Starts

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

Alberta’s influenza immunization season has started. Children under 5 and those they live with can get immunized at an AHS public health clinic by calling Health Link at 811. All other Albertans can get their flu shot from a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office. Please book your appointment today at ahs.ca/vaccine. If appointments are not available online in your area, …

October 18 Election Day!

Lisa C. Community, Updates

October 18 is Election Day! Are you ready to get out and vote? Check out the Candidate List. Enter your home address and find your assigned voting location. Find out what ID you need to bring with you when voting. Voting stations are open from 8 am to 8 pm. If you take Transit to a voting station, you can …

Level Up, Calgary!

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

Have you played Minecraft? Now, Calgary students will have a great opportunity to take something they do for fun and apply it towards the real world. Students across Calgary are going to have the opportunity to redesign, restructure and rebuild the city’s downtown through the newly launched Level Up, Calgary! where they can explore, create and prototype designs in a …

Calgary REP Business Support Grant

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

Healthy businesses are the foundation of a thriving economy. The City of Calgary is offering a new grant program — Calgary Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) Business Support Grant, which provides $2000 to each successful applicant and supports the city’s economic recovery. Grants will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted from October 12, 2021, to November …

Calgary’s Climate Change Program

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

October 6, 2021 is Energy Efficiency Day. The City of Calgary recognizes the implications of climate change, and is working toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help limit global climate change adapting to a changing climate by taking actions to reduce the impact of extreme weather events and climatic changes. On June 25, 2018, Calgary City Council unanimously approved the …