YW Calgary has new tool to deal with uncertainty

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

“As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Canadians still face uncertainty and anxiety about the pandemic itself, the economy and the added stress at home and at work.” To combat this, the YW Calgary is offering Canadians a free online 15-minute tool from their Mindfulcity program called “Coping with Uncertainty” until September 6, 2020. This module helps people better regulate their emotions and manage uncertainty …

Your safety and security outside Canada during COVID-19

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Government of Canada has asked everyone to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid all cruise ship travel until further notice. Many countries are having strict travel restrictions in place, and there are limited flights due to this. As a result of travelling outside of Canada, you may have difficulty returning to Canada. While some countries are partially opening …

Change in Gathering Restrictions for Outdoor Activities

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Updates

There has been a new update on the gathering restrictions for outdoor activities. Unless otherwise identified in public health orders, the following gathering restrictions are in place: 200 people maximum for audience-type community outdoor events, such as festivals, firework displays, rodeos and sporting events, and outdoor performances 100 people maximum for other outdoor events and indoor seated/audience events, including wedding ceremonies, funeral …

Eligible seniors will receive one-time COVID-19 payments this week

Michelle Mak Newcomer Information, Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

Most eligible seniors in Canada will be receiving their one-time COVID-19 payments this week, a measure that was announced by Justin Trudeau in mid-May. This payment provides support for seniors during COVID-19 through a one-time payment: $300 for seniors eligible for the Old Age Security pension, and an additional $200 for seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement This measure …

Kerby Centre To Reopen on July 6

Lisa Cai Community, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

Beginning July 6, Kerby Centre will reopen some of those in-person programs and services by appointment, including: Information Resources Free tax-filing service Foot care A limited number of education and recreation courses Kerby Centre also distributes masks for seniors who cannot use the drive-through system used for public mask distribution. Two options are available: Seniors can pick up masks at …

Domestic Travel Restrictions as of June 26

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

In this article, let’s take a look at the latest domestic travel restrictions for Alberta and its neighbors: Alberta Albertans are legally required to isolate for 14 days if they returned from travel outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; Albertans are legally required to isolate for 10 days if they have any COVID-19 symptoms not …