Pen Pal Program

Michelle Mak Accessibility, Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Seniors, Volunteers

Link-ages has a Pen Pal program that invites people of all ages to join. This program helps connect individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic where social distancing is encouraged. This program allows people of all ages, ethnicities, identities and abilities to connect through handwritten mail. The Pen Pal Program is unique because Link-ages will be using organization hubs to receive and …

Giving Tuesday 2020

Michelle Mak Community, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information, Volunteers

Today is Giving Tuesday, Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. It is a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for charitable causes! To celebrate Giving Tuesday, you may: Volunteer Donate to a charity Fundraise for a charity Spread the message on social media If you would …

Canada Connects — Free Program Offered by CCIS

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Volunteers

Are you new in Canada and wondering where to make new friends and get information about community resources? Canada Connects is for you! Canada Connects is a free program offered by Calgary Catholic Immigration Society CCIS. Participating newcomer individuals or families are matched with volunteers who are Canadian citizens or longtime community members and build friendship and meaningful relationships find …

Volunteers Needed to Bring Holidays to Seniors

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates, Volunteers

The Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society has recently launched the new Holiday Helpers program! This program aims to bring happiness, connection and holiday spirit to seniors to prevent further isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers will help with one time or short-term tasks for holidays all year long (not just Christmas and new year) in these ways: helping seniors decorate …

UofC Law Students offering free legal service for Albertans facing debt

Michelle Mak Community, Finance, Newcomer Information

The Consumer Debt Negotiation Project is a project that aims to help Albertans facing debt by offering free legal advice. This project is done by the University of Calgary law school students who are volunteering their time to help those in need. The clinic is also collaborating with Pro Bono Law Alberta’s ongoing duty counsel and amicus programs as well …

University of Calgary Seeking Research Participants

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates, Volunteers

How does your gender identity affect your involvement in sport and physical activities? Researchers at the University of Calgary are trying to find out and they need your help! To volunteer and participate in this research, you will be asked to share your experiences in sport or physical activities during a 60-90 minute interview. The interview will be recorded and …

Women’s Centre Looking for Volunteers

Lisa C. Community, Updates, Volunteers

Women’s Centre of Calgary is now resuming the recruitment and training of new volunteers. Safety and cleaning protocols have been implemented in the Centre to keep volunteers and women safe. Women’s Centre of Calgary has over 800 active volunteers who manage and support all of their programs and services. Opportunities are available for: Peer Support Volunteers Legal Assistants Wednesday Bread …

Deep Braich – Northern Lights Recipient

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program honours the everyday heroes who are helping to make life better in communities across the province. Recently, Deep Braich, a 17-year-old Calgary teen, is recognized by Alberta Northern Lights for her volunteer initiative YYC Youth Helping Youth, which connects young women in Alberta with feminine hygiene items during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deep Braich …

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Seniors

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Volunteers

Seniors are among those that are most impacted and at the highest risk during COVID-19. The Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society is currently looking for Volunteer Drivers to drive seniors to their essential medical appointments! At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic many medical appointments were cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. After Alberta started to reopen, there has been …