Announcement of the Municipal Stimulus Program

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

On December 4, The City of Calgary announced new infrastructure investments of $152.8 million for 2020-2021. This is to support a more competitive, accessible and resilient city during a year of unprecedented challenges. The funding for these new investments comes from the Province of Alberta’s $500 million Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP) that was announced on July 28, 2020. This funding will go …

Funding to help Canadians develop work skills

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced on November 13, the details of an investment of $1.5 billion in the Workforce Development Agreements (WDAs) with provinces and territories. This investment will help Canadians in underrepresented groups and in sectors that have been hardest hit by the pandemic (such as construction, transportation, and hospitality) quickly access supports to re-enter the workforce. This …

Government of Canada supports Youth initiative tackling online hate

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The Government of Canada announced on October 20, 2020 that they will be taking action against online hate and preventing the promotion of racism and violence. To do so, they will be supporting the YWCA for their project – Block Hate: Building Resilience against Online Hate Speech. This will be a 4 year project that aims to examine hate speech …

Government of Alberta invests $43 Million towards Provincial Parks

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The Government of Alberta announced on Tuesday a plan to invest $43 million in Alberta’s parks, including almost half a million dollars ($480,000) for improvements at Fish Creek Provincial Park in Calgary. This investment will enhance, repair and protect Alberta’s provincial parks while creating more than 290 jobs when they are needed most.  The money will be used to improve …