Enjoy the Summer with Wading Pools and Spray Parks

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How to stay cool in the hot summer weather? Visit one of the spray parks and wading pools managed by the City of Calgary! These wading pools and spray parks are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m: Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W. Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. Rotary Park – 617 1 …

CBE Releases School Re-entry Plan for September

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On July 21, the Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. On July 30, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted its Scenario 1 re-entry plan for schools. This plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. …

School Re-Entry Q & A

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From May 29 to June 11, the Calgary Board of Education opened up online surveys on school re-entry and gathered more than 73 thousand responses from parents, students and staff. The survey results indicate that all these three groups are somewhat comfortable with returning to in-person classes in the fall. Then on July 21, the Alberta Government announced that K-12 …

The Importance of Literacy

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Literacy is the ability to read and write. Among younger children, it starts from building reading skills, then moves onto writing later. But literacy is more than just that. It’s the foundation upon which our children learn and grow. Research suggests that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by age five, before the age when most children start formal …

Additional funding for affordable and accessible child care

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Under a renegotiated bilateral agreement with the federal government, the Alberta government will receive $45 million to assist in the delivery of affordable and accessible child care. This investment will parents are able to enter the workforce while also supporting parent choice and parents’ diverse needs. The funding for the three key priorities includes: $29 million for affordability – Supporting …

Kids Help Phone – 24/7 Support for Young People

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What is Kids Help Phone? Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service; Offering professional counselling, information and referrals; Support is offered in both English and French; Service is 100% confidential. Need help now? Text CONNECT to 686868; Call 1-800-668-6868 24/7 and be connected with a professional counsellor Want to offer help? Whether you are a young person …

Free Bagged Lunches

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During these difficult times, Youth Centres of Calgary is providing free healthy and reliable lunches for kids and families in the communities. When 11 to 1 pm, 7 days a week How Contactless curbside pickup Where Ogden Location: 7400 23 St SE Dover Location: 3909 26 Ave SE Forest Lawn Location: 1706 39 St SW Radisson: 40 Radcliffe Cresent SE …

Students Returning to Classrooms for 2020-21 School Year

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The Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will implement a number of public health measures, including frequent cleaning of surfaces placing hand sanitizers at school entrances and classrooms grouping students in cohorts planning the school day to allow for physical …

Change in the Interpretation of “Parent”

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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 …