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 …

Lougheed House 2020 Christmas Free Admission

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Lougheed House is a national and provincial historic site located in the Beltline district of Calgary. It was originally built in 1891 and served many different roles over its long history. Nowadays, it is a museum. Winter is here, and as we are approaching the end-of-year holiday season, expert designers have decorated the Lougheed House in festive style! To celebrate …

Details on International Border Testing Pilot Program

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The Government of Alberta just released more details on the International Border Testing Pilot Program. This program allows eligible international travellers returning to Alberta to participate in a pilot program aims to safely exploring reduced quarantine periods. In order to participate, you will need to register to participate in the Alberta COVID-19 Border Testing Pilot Program up to 5 days …

Influenza and COVID-19

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Here are some quick facts about Influenza and COVID-19: COVID-19 does not yet have a vaccine. Yes, people can have COVID-19 and influenza at the same time. Influenza compromises the body’s ability to fight other infections, including COVID-19. Influenza immunization (flu shots) can protect you against co-infection. One single case of variant Influenza A (H1N2)v has been detected in Alberta. …

Free Program for Newcomers Interested in Starting A Business

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The School of Global Access of Bow Valley College runs a training program for newcomers who are interested in entrepreneurship. The program is called: Entrepreneurship: An Introduction for Newcomers Some quick facts about this program: This program helps newcomers who identify as women develop their business ideas You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or Convention refugee with CLB …