Working Parents Benefit (Apply by March 31)

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The Alberta government is providing the Working Parents Benefit, a one-time payment of $561 per child. The application for the Working Parents Benefit opens by region from March 1 to 5. Some Southern Alberta cities and towns will open for application starting March 1. Eligible families residing in Calgary, Edmonton and Airdrie can apply: Airdrie: March 3 Edmonton metro area: …

Pink Shirt Day – Anti-Bullying Day

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Did you know that 20% of kids are affected by bullying? Bullying is a major problem not only in our schools, but also at workplaces, homes, and online. Today is February 24, Pink Shirt Day –Anti-Bullying Day! Originated over a decade ago in Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day is now observed across Canada with worldwide support and participation. Countries across …

Stay Active & Positive – Winter Indoor Activities

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There are many ways to love winter indoors. Try one of the following suggestions to enjoy the time spent with your family and relieve stress. Agility Ladder Mindfulness Activities Artistic Trading Cards Winter Scavenger Hunt Family Story Time Virtual Reading with Royalty Amazing Arboreals (Ages 6 to 8) More information: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/winter-city-calgary/indoor-winter-activities.html https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs

Simple Winter Activities

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It’s February and winter is far from over in Calgary! Here are some fun and free winter outdoor activities to help you and your family stay active! Chinook Blast Winter Lights Outdoor art and light installations When: winter weekend nights from February 11 – 28 Where:  the Chinook Blast Hub, an outdoor art park Winter Fire Pits Where: regional community …

After School Program for Kids Ages 8 -12

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Through our After School Program, children will get help with their homework and also participate in fun and educational activities. This program is normally offered in two Calgary schools, but due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s now online. Anyone from anywhere in Calgary is welcome to join via Zoom. For more information or to register, please contact Roselyn: Phone: 403-560-3358 …

Free Dental Hygiene, Kinesiology and Nutrition Services

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides free health services for youth, including: Dental hygiene assessment & fluoride varnish Activity plan with a kinesiologist Growth & nutrition screening with a dietitian Note that this is a first-come, first-served clinic and you may be asked to wait or return in the order of arrival. Check out the calendar for the month of …

K-12 Students Return to In-Class Learning

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Schools play an important part in students’ emotional health and overall well-being. Thanks to the provincewide public health measures and restrictions put in effect last December, new COVID-19 case numbers in schools plateaued and then decreased throughout the winter break. COVID-19 Alberta Statistics: https://www.alberta.ca/stats/covid-19-alberta-statistics.htm#new-cases In light of this evidence, the Alberta government announced on January 7 that All K-12 (Kindergarten …

Free Online Supports for Parents

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Parents who are experiencing anxious children or teenagers can receive FREE evidence based, online programs (Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online). There are also free downloads and resources to help families to cope with the emotional challenges and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The resources are available on https://www.triplep.online/alberta Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online …

Video: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta

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Have you taken a flu shot this winter? If you haven’t, hurry up and get it done! Watch this short animation video and follow Dr. Susan a step-by-step guide on: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta Topics discussed include: What is influenza (flu)? What does flu do to your body? How to prevent flu? How to get flu shot …

Visit a Virtual Museum!

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Running out of ideas and things to do this weekend? Why not visit a virtual museum? http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/ hosts the largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations! You may take a look at free virtual exhibitions ranging from topics such as arts, history to science and technology. Certain exhibitions are available in both English …