Change in the Interpretation of “Parent”

Lisa Cai Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

There has been a recent change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. Before the change, genetic links were greatly emphasized — a child born abroad was automatically recognized as a Canadian citizen at birth only if one of these two conditions was met: If the child shared a genetic link to the Canadian parent. If the child …

CBSA Now Collects Entry & Exit Info of Air Travellers

Lisa Cai Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

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 …

Salma Lakhani – New Lieutenant Governor for Alberta

Lisa Cai Updates

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of Ms. Salma Lakhani as the new Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Ms. Salma Lakhani has done a lot of work to promote education, health care, women’s empowerment, human rights, and support for new immigrants. She has devoted her life to helping people in need in our society. She is also a founding …

Stay Healthy in the Heat!

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information

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 …

Virtual Canada Day Activities 2020

Michelle Mak Community, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

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

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Updates

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

Nicole Haddad Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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)

Michelle MakM Newcomer Information, Updates

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

Lisa Cai Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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; …