CBSA Now Collects Entry & Exit Info of Air Travellers

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) collects basic biographic information on travellers entering and exiting Canada by land and air. The agency now records your complete travel history information to further enhance border management and security. The CBSA shares entry and exit information with its federal partners, including Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This means IRCC will be able …

Stay Healthy in the Heat!

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During this Summer, it is important to be aware that extreme heat, and heat related illnesses are especially dangerous for infants and young children. “Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of the hands, feet and ankles), heat rash (prickly heat) and heat cramps (muscle cramps). They are mainly caused by over-exposure to heat or …

Be Aware of CERB Text Scams

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If you get a text message saying you received a deposit for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), it is a scam! Do not reply or click on the link; Delete the text message; Block the number; Warn others around you! Make sure you have the right link or number before you apply for CERB. There are the two ways …

Virtual Canada Day Activities 2020

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2020 has been a year full of changes and adaptations, this includes having to celebrate Canada Day differently. Although everyone might have to be apart physically, but we can still celebrate together as a city and country. The following are some events/activities planned by the City of Calgary. Before Canada Day, you can start making plans to: Dress in red …

Resources for Seniors and Their Caregivers

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Older Canadians are at a higher risk of developing serious complications if they were to contract COVID-19. The following resources are from the Government of Canada to learn how you can prevent COVID-19 and find tips on taking care of your physical and mental health. Lower the chance of getting sick If you’re at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it’s …

Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2020

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Do you know what we celebrate tomorrow June 27 in Canada? The government of Canada declared June 27 as the Canadian Multiculturalism Day in 2002. This year, join a virtual celebration to mark the Canadian Multiculturalism day. Check out virtual activities across the country here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/multiculturalism-day.html What is “Multiculturalism”? It’s “the presence of, or support for the presence of, several …

Prime Minister Announces Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG)

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 25, 2020, the launch of the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), which will support post-secondary students and recent graduates who volunteers to serve in their communities’ and gain valuable experience at the same time. The CSSG will provide these volunteers with a one-time payment of between $1,000 and $5,000 based on the number …

Free Canada Day Activity Kit

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We will be at three different locations (see the attached poster) distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children. Come pick up an activity kit tomorrow, June 25th from 4-6 pm. We will be at three different distributing Canada Day activity kits for families with children, while supplies last. We want you to: Play, have fun with your kids; …

Canada Ranked One of the Safest Countries during COVID-19

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In a newly published study, researchers have ranked Canada as one of the safest countries in the world during COVID-19. Data were grouped into 6 top-level categories describing the health and economic status of each region: COVID-19 Quarantine Efficiency COVID-19 Government Efficiency of Risk Management COVID-19 Monitoring and Detection COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 Health Readiness COVID-19 Regional Resiliency 20 countries …