Affordable Housing in Calgary

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Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home, but not everyone can afford one. Making sure people of all income levels has access to safe and stable housing will help create inclusive communities make Calgary a great place to live and work Calgary has more than 60 affordable housing partners working to provide safe and stable homes to …

Outdoor Community Food Bank at Vista Heights Opening Sep 18

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The Love with Humanity Association, in collaboration with the Crossroads Community Association, will open up a Free Community Outdoor Food Bank tomorrow! This food bank will be open 24/7 and is an addition to their First Multicultural Public Outdoor Library. Would you like to join the opening ceremony and celebrate this great initiative? Everyone is welcome! Location: Vista Heights at …

Municipal Reception Hall Renamed to Honour Virnetta Anderson

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Recently, the Calgary Power Reception Hall (CPRH) is reverting to its original home in the 109-year-old building. With this change, the temporary CPRH located in the Municipal Building will be renamed the Virnetta Anderson Hall. This is to honour Anderson to being the first Black person elected to Calgary City Council, and the legacy she left for Calgary. Anderson became the …

Reopening of the Glenmore Dam Pathway

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The City of Calgary announced the reopening of the Glenmore Dam Pathway! During the past few years, construction for the Glenmore Dam has been happening in order to Increase the lifespan of the dam Increase our water supply resiliency to better manage low river flows in the winter and high river flows in the spring. Improve recreational experience for pathway …

September – World Alzheimer’s Month

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In 2002, Alberta released its first dementia strategy. Since then, the provincial government has broadened its focus to address the changing needs of people living with dementia and their caregivers. In 2017, Alberta released the Alberta Dementia Strategy and Action Plan. The plan, available online, was developed in partnership with people living with dementia, caregivers and families, Alberta Health Services, …

Free Event Exploring the Impacts of the Pandemic on Immigrants

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The Centre for Race and Culture and Calgary Catholic Immigration Society are organizing a free online round-table event on the impact of COVID-19 on immigrants in Alberta. Guest speakers include: Ricardo Morales, Director of Community Development and Integration Services & Southern Alberta Rural Initiatives; Dr. Sinela Jurkova, Diversity Services Coordinator at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society; Dr. Jingzhou Liu, researcher and …

Labour Day 2020

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With workers all over Canada looking forward to a day to recharge on Labour Day, let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the origin and history of this public holiday. The Toronto Printers Union had been asking their employers for a shorter work week for over 3 years. After being repeatedly ignored, they took bold action and went on strike …

Garbage Tags Required for Extra Bags of Black Cart Garbage Starting October

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Starting October 1, 2020, if your black cart is full and you have extra bags of garbage that will not fit, you will need to buy tags to put on extra garbage bags for pickup. If there is no sticker, your collection driver will NOT pick up the bag. Where to buy garbage tags Tags are $3 eachand will be …

Deep Braich – Northern Lights Recipient

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The Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program honours the everyday heroes who are helping to make life better in communities across the province. Recently, Deep Braich, a 17-year-old Calgary teen, is recognized by Alberta Northern Lights for her volunteer initiative YYC Youth Helping Youth, which connects young women in Alberta with feminine hygiene items during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deep Braich …