Inclusive Language

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What is inclusive language? In a nutshell, inclusive language refers to words or phrases that do not exclude people. Inclusive language shows sensitivity and respect to individuals and groups, regardless of gender, language, culture, religion, race, ability, family structure, marital status, sexuality, origin, etc. Why do we use inclusive language? Everyone has the right to be treated equally with respect …

Historic Calgary Week 2020

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“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. No matter how long you have been living in Calgary, the history of Calgary is part of you, and you are part of it! This week is the Historic Calgary Week. From Friday, July 24, to Monday, August 3, 2020, the Calgary Public Library, …

Virtual Citizenship Ceremony Procedure

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

In case you haven’t heard, virtual citizenship ceremonies are happening in Calgary! Read more about what to prepare beforehand here: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/07/20/virtual-citizenship-ceremonies-have-come-to-calgary/ Today, we will walk you through the virtual citizenship ceremony procedure step by step! Spoiler alert! If you don’t wish to ruin the surprise for your own ceremony, stop reading now. A few quick facts: Your virtual oath-taking ceremony …

Change in the Interpretation of “Parent”

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There has been a recent change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. Before the change, genetic links were greatly emphasized — a child born abroad was automatically recognized as a Canadian citizen at birth only if one of these two conditions was met: If the child shared a genetic link to the Canadian parent. If the child …

Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2020

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Do you know what we celebrate tomorrow June 27 in Canada? The government of Canada declared June 27 as the Canadian Multiculturalism Day in 2002. This year, join a virtual celebration to mark the Canadian Multiculturalism day. Check out virtual activities across the country here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/multiculturalism-day.html What is “Multiculturalism”? It’s “the presence of, or support for the presence of, several …

Calgary Pride Learning Series Workshops

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As a newcomer to Canada, depending on which country you are from, you may or may not be familiar with the acronym LGBTQ2. The following two free online workshops are perfect for you if you want to learn more about this topic: Two-Spirit Teachings Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Reserve a spot: RSVP for …

Canada Ranked One of the Safest Countries during COVID-19

Lisa Cai Fun Facts, Newcomer Information, Updates

In a newly published study, researchers have ranked Canada as one of the safest countries in the world during COVID-19. Data were grouped into 6 top-level categories describing the health and economic status of each region: COVID-19 Quarantine Efficiency COVID-19 Government Efficiency of Risk Management COVID-19 Monitoring and Detection COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness COVID-19 Health Readiness COVID-19 Regional Resiliency 20 countries …