First Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Walk-ins This Weekend

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Vaccine Outreach Clinics are available at various community locations this weekend. Get your 1st Dose COVID Vaccination. No appointment is needed. Just drop by! Akram Jomaa Islamic Centre – AJIC, June 25, 10 am to 3 pm. Address: 2624 37 Avenue NE Calgary. Batun Nur Mosque, June 25, 2:30 pm to 5 pm. Address: 4353 54 Ave NE, Calgary Somali …

Starting July 5, 2021 11:59 pm EDT: Exemptions for Fully Vaccinated Travellers (Specific Conditions Apply)

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Starting July 5, 2021 11:59 pm EDT, you may qualify for certain exemptions to quarantine and testing requirements if you: are eligible to enter Canada are asymptomatic meet the Government of Canada requirements of fully vaccinated travellers meet all other entry requirements, including entering your information in ArriveCAN before arrival Those who meet the requirements may be exempt from: quarantine hotel stopover …

Approved for Permanent Residence? You May Now Travel to Canada!

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

As of June 21, any foreign national who holds a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) is able to travel to Canada. Under the previous rules, foreign nationals who held a valid COPR issued on or before March 18, 2020, were exempt from Canada’s travel restrictions. Those who held a valid COPR issued after March 18, 2020, could only come …

Phased Approach to Ease Border Restrictions for Travellers Entering Canada

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information, Updates

Good news! Canada has introduced a phased approach to easing border measures. As of July 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers, whether arriving by air or land, may be exempt from federal quarantine and the day 8 test requirements. travellers arriving by air who are fully vaccinated may no longer need to stay at a government-authorized accommodation. Travellers …

Second Doses Opened up for Everybody Eligible

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

Everyone born in 2009 or before (turning 12+) can get their first and second doses now. Check out the eligibility criteria below: First doses If you are an Albertan born in 2009 or earlier, please get your first shot as soon as possible. Many pharmacies have walk-in availability for first doses. Second doses Those who received a first dose of …

Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP)

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Many people have no side effects or only mild side effects after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Rarely do serious adverse events or unusual side effects occur, but if you unfortunately do, call Health Link at 811 report, and know that there are support and resources available. The pan-Canadian Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP) ensures that all people in Canada who have experienced …

Open for Summer Lottery – Vaccinated? Enter to Win $1 Million!

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

If you fit the following eligibility criteria, you can now enter the Open for Summer Lottery once for 3 shots to win $1 million: Alberta resident 18 years or older have received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at the time of registration You can enter as soon as you have had your first dose, but must …

Received Your 1st Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in April? Book for Your 2nd Dose Now!

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

Albertans who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in April are now eligible to book their second appointment. Your will need the date of your first immunization and type of vaccine you received to book your 2nd dose appointment. Expect an automatic phone call and/text message, if you are eligible for the 2nd dose and consented to be contacted …

Calgary Rescinds State of Local Emergency

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

Effective June 14, 2021, The City announced it will rescind the State of Local Emergency (SOLE). While the City will continue the activation of the Municipal Emergency Plan to provide everybody with information, resources and supports needed about the COVID-19 pandemic, the powers afforded under the State of Local Emergency are no longer deemed necessary. Select City recreation facilities began …

Calgary Public Library Locations to Reopen on June 14

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

On Monday, June 14, the Calgary Public Library will reopen 19 locations for regular hours of service. All locations will reopen except for Rocky Ridge and Signal Hill libraries. Services returning June 14 include: Browsing physical collections Printing, Wi-Fi and copying Desktop and Chromebook access Study space Reading Room Study Space at select locations Interior book returns The following services …