Alberta’s A Path Forward – A Roadmap to Recovery

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

A Path Forward is a roadmap to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in steps over the coming months. Public health measures are being eased (moving forward in the steps) in steps based on hospitalization benchmarks and declining cases. When cases rise sharply, additional restrictions are implemented (moving backward), as occurred on April 6. Moving between steps will …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended until Dec 21

Lisa C. COVID-19, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then the restriction was extended for multiple times. It was recently announced that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to all non-essential travel until December 21,2020. Examples of non-essential (optional) travel include tourism, recreation and entertainment. Get in touch with …

CBSA Extends International Travel Restrictions to End of Oct

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that discretionary (non-essential) travel restrictions between Canada and countries other than the U.S. have been extended to October 31, 2020. If you are a foreign national arriving from a country other than the United States, to enter Canada, you must prove to the CBSA that you: are listed as being exempted from …

City of Calgary – COVID-19 Activities for Kids

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City of Calgary’s emergency preparedness program ‘Ready Squad’ teaches kids about which emergencies occur in Calgary and how to prepare for them. They have recently developed activities to empower kids to become superhero’s in preventing the spread of COVID-19! These activities teaches kids about the importance of hand washing with activities such as learning to make soap, what physical distancing …

COVID Alert App Released

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, today announced that “COVID Alert”, a new national mobile app, is now available to Canadians for free download. The app, first developed in Ontario, helps notify users if they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The use of COVID Alert is voluntary, and …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended Again until August 21

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The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, May and June, the restriction was extended for three times. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, the two countries have recently agreed to extend the current border measures once again to keep people in both countries safe. The Canada-U.S. …