Students Returning to Classrooms for 2020-21 School Year

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

The Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. Schools will implement a number of public health measures, including frequent cleaning of surfaces placing hand sanitizers at school entrances and classrooms grouping students in cohorts planning the school day to allow for physical …

Free Online Workshop Trans & Nonbinary 101

Lisa Cai Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “Trans & Nonbinary 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. James Demers from the OUTReels Diversity Education Program will be delivering this fun and informational session on trans and nonbinary gender identities. You will learn tips for developing your understanding of trans-identified people. How to register? Go to …

Online Learning for International Students

Michelle Mak Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Updates

As the fall season is fast approaching, the Government of Canada has announced additional measures to support international students who are beginning a new program online this fall with a Canadian learning institution, if their institution is offering the program online, so that they can pursue their education while ensuring everyone’s safety. These changes will give students more certainty about …

Free Online Workshop LGBTQ 101

Lisa Cai Community, Updates

Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “LGBTQ 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. The sessions are open to anyone who is looking better understand how they can support co-workers, family members and neighbours as we create a more empathetic and connected world. How to register? Go to this link and click on RSVP …

Waste & Recycling Pop Quiz

Lisa Cai Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

The City of Calgary Parks and Recreation has created a series of at-home activities for K-12 kids called Citizens of Calgary learning activities. It is an activity plan for kids focusing on different Calgary Council Priorities: a prosperous city a city of inspiring neighbourhoods a city that moves a healthy and green city and a well-run city For example, one …

City Outdoor Day Camps Open for Registration

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

The City of Calgary has recently announced registration information for outdoor day camps this summer. Activities include games, sports, crafts art, and other outdoor adventures for children ages 6 -12. Two types of day camps are available: Outdoor adventures and active games Drawing, painting and active games More information: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/recreation/day-camps.html?fbclid=IwAR0Fyo3ELhxsCU6AylA_Bfgzv4mGbqoHsqtcHS-HRptGdoBO1iWGRw7xWeE Search for a day camp here: https://liveandplay.calgary.ca/REGPROG/public/category/browse/RP_SPC_DAYCAMPS You can register …

COVID-19 & Mental Health Study

Michelle Mak Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, and Delvinia, a leading global research technology company, are have collaborated to do a study into the changing nature of Canadians’ mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following findings were based on two online surveys conducted three weeks apart. The first survey …