Flu Shots 2020-2021 Now Available

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Alberta Health Service (AHS)’s Influenza Immunization program for 2020-2021 is now open. Starting on October 19, AHS will offer influenza immunization (also called “flu shots”) through pre-booked appointments only to children under five years of age and their family and household members. Learn more here: Flu Shots for Children under 5. If you do not have children under 5, you …

Dental Health Bus for Low-income Children and Youth

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Your Health Card is one of the most important documents you need to get when you land in Alberta as a newcomer. New immigrants can apply for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) at a registry office and receive your Alberta Personal Health Card. The AHCIP provides eligible Alberta residents with full coverage for medically necessary physician services and …

Environmental Student Action Challenge

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Alberta students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to develop a school-based project to address environmental concerns that directly impact them, their school or their community. Students are invited to submit their project ideas for a chance to receive up to $1,000 that can be used to turn their proposal into a reality give them hands-on experience tackling an …

Affordable Housing in Calgary

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Everyone deserves a safe and stable place to call home, but not everyone can afford one. Making sure people of all income levels has access to safe and stable housing will help create inclusive communities make Calgary a great place to live and work Calgary has more than 60 affordable housing partners working to provide safe and stable homes to …

CFN’s Indigenous Education for Newcomers Program

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Nowadays, Canada’s immigration policy is among the most welcoming worldwide. Every year, we welcome new immigrants to Canada. Waves of immigration and settlement forced many Indigenous peoples away from their traditional lands and disrupted their traditional ways of life. As a newcomer to Canada, it is important for you to learn about the history. The Centre for Newcomers (CFN) runs …

More Federal Support for Youth Employment

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Canada’s youth, affecting their summer jobs, internships and graduation plans. In addition to the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB), the Canadian government has recently announced up to $11.6 million for a project run by Simon Fraser University. The project will provide paid research and skill development opportunities to more than 1,400 …

Wordfest Calgary Sep – Dec 2020

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Last Thursday, we explored the importance of reading in one of our “English Learning Tips” articles. In this article, let’s take a look at this event happening in Calgary right now, which is perfect for kindling (or rekindling) your passion for reading. Wordfest is a not-for-profit charitable arts organization that produces one of Canada’s largest international literary festivals, taking place …

Build a Book Bag – Calgary Public Library

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“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”– Sir Richard Steele Did you know that the Calgary Public Library offers a program called “Build a Book Bag”? Through this free program, you can request recommended staff titles under your preferable type of materials. Mystery, romance, sci-fi, …you name it! Simply choose a genre and a book in …

Pride Week August 28 – September 6

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It’s almost Pride Week (August 28 – September 6)! Pride Week leads up to the Pride festival and parade, which usually takes place on Labour Day long weekend. Thousands would gather in celebration of gender and sexual diversity. This year, due to health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th anniversary of Calgary Pride has been reimagined. Calgary Pride …