EmploymentWorks Virtual Program by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions. Each person with ASD is unique and the term “spectrum” refers to the wide variation in strengths and challenges reflected among those with the disorder. Living with ASD does not necessarily mean one cannot succeed in finding meaningful and sustainable paid employment. The EmploymentWorks Virtual Program offered by the Centre …

City Summer Outdoor Programs for Kids & Adults

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The City of Calgary has two new outdoor summer programs for children and adults. These are great opportunities for newcomer families to make new friends and build network. Wetland Wonders Kid aged 5-12 will learn about all the wonders of wetlands by exploring these natural spaces and the wildlife that call them home. Discover why wetlands are important and get …

Free Football & Hockey Programs offered by FHL Society to Culturally Diverse Children

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The FHL: Football Hockey Link is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting the integration of culturally diverse children and youth into Canadian society by facilitating their involvement in Canadian football and hockey associations. FHL, with its community partners, provides an introductory football and hockey program to up to 50 kids between the ages of 8 and 16 each …

Asian Heritage Month Virtual Activities

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May is Asian Heritage Month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the amazing country we share today. The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2021, “Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve”. City of Calgary is …

Y Mind – Free Mental Health Program for Youth

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Are you living in Calgary and between the ages of 18 and 30? Y Mind can help you cope with stress and anxiety! What is Y Mind? Y Mind is a mental wellness program for youth experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety and stress. Formal diagnosis of anxiety is NOT required. Y Mind is a FREE 7-week program provided …

After School Program for Kids Ages 8 -12

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Through our After School Program, children will get help with their homework and also participate in fun and educational activities. This program is normally offered in two Calgary schools, but due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s now online. Anyone from anywhere in Calgary is welcome to join via Zoom. For more information or to register, please contact Roselyn: Phone: 403-560-3358 …

Alberta Offers Outreach Support to Communities with High Numbers of Active COVID-19 Cases

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The government of Alberta has recently put forward new outreach supports for communities in Calgary and Edmonton with higher numbers of active COVID-19 cases and rates of infection. Calgary neighbourhoods include: Lower Northeast and Upper Northeast Edmonton neighbourdhoods include: Abbottsfield, Castle Downs, Eastwood, Jasper Place, Millwoods West, North East, Northgate, Woodcroft East, Woodcroft West Starting December 15, residents in these …

Winter WIN & NOW Program

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Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth is relaunching their Mentorship Welcome & Information for Newcomers (WIN) Program for grades 7-9 and the Newcomer Orientation & Welcome (NOW) Program for grades 10-12 this January. This is a free, day-long virtual program for newcomer or recently arrived permanent resident youth entering grades 7-12 in 2021. Throughout the day, youth will be able to …

Secret Santa for Newcomer Children

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit us! Santa helpers are helping Santa prepare presents for kids. You can receive a present, if you are 6 to 13 years old have lived in Canada for less than 16 months currently resides in Calgary How to receive a present? All you need to do is sending …