Free Activities for Families Over Spring Break

Noel Community, Daily Life

Children are off on Spring Break this week, and activities to keep them busy don’t have to cost a lot. We have put together a list of some free activities below to bring your family hours of fun! Make and Take at Mastermind Toys – March 21-25, 2022. Free toy making workshop for your kids to learn to build a …

Alberta Lowers Child Care Fees for Working Families after Signing Agreement with the Federal Government

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alberta government is lowering child care fees for working families, following the signing of our historic agreement with the federal government. Parents with kids not yet in kindergarten will see fees for spaces in licensed daycares, preschools and family day homes reduced by half, on average, by early 2022. Families most in need will receive additional subsidies. By 2026, …

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Begin for 5 – 11 Year Olds

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

More than 394,000 pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Alberta. On November 24, the Alberta government starts accepting vaccine bookings for children aged five to eleven. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered at Alberta Health Services clinics around the province. Vaccines will also be available at four pharmacies where AHS clinics are not conveniently located. First-dose appointments …

Halloween During COVID-19

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

Time flies! We are welcoming our second Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Help spread scary vibes and not COVID-19 this Halloween by taking some simple precautions: Outdoors Halloween parties with no more than 20 people (vaccinated or unvaccinated) with 2 metres between households. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 …

Flu Shot Season Starts

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Alberta’s influenza immunization season has started. Children under 5 and those they live with can get immunized at an AHS public health clinic by calling Health Link at 811. All other Albertans can get their flu shot from a participating pharmacy or doctor’s office. Please book your appointment today at ahs.ca/vaccine. If appointments are not available online in your area, …

Public Library Fall Programs Registration Open

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life

Calgary Public Library is organizing new fall programs. Book for a spot for your children and family in one of these online and in-person programs: Programs for babies and toddlers age 0-5 years: 1-2-3: Count with Me, A-B-C: You and Me, Busy Bookworms, Family Storytime, Words and Wiggles, Baby Rhyme Time programs Programs for kids and teens: Coding Buddies, Code …

Affordable High-Speed Internet for Low-Income Seniors and Families in 2022

Lisa C. Seniors, Updates

The Government of Canada has partnered with Canadian internet companies to provide affordable high-speed internet for low-income seniors and families starting in 2022. This is done through the  Connecting Families initiative. The previous Internet plan offering under Connecting Families 1.0 will also remain available when the new phrase 2.0 rolls out. About the New Phase 2.0: The Connecting Families  2.0 is introducing …

Glenbow Museum Offers Free Weekends Before 3-Year Renovation

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

Glenbow Museum is set to close its doors on August 29, 2021 will reopen in 2024. Visit Glenbow Museum for one last time before their building closes for a three-year renovation project. Free admission is available for booking during these two weekends: from Aug. 19 to 22 from Aug. 26 to 29 The third & fourth floors are already closing. …

Travel to Canada with Unvaccinated Minors

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

Border measures have changed for unvaccinated travellers under 18 years old who are looking to travel to Canada. Unvaccinated children under 12 travelling with a fully vaccinated parent and/or guardian no longer have to complete a 14-day quarantine. Unvaccinated children (except those under 5 years of age) must take a pre-arrival molecular test, take arrival and post arrival tests, avoid …