Free Webinars: Alberta Employment Standards

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Are you working in Alberta? Beginning March 31, 2021, you can sign up for free webinars and learn about: the Employment Standards Code and Regulation changes from Bill 32: the Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act changes made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Topics include New rules for break times, deductions from earnings, general holiday pay, temporary layoffs, Alberta’s …

Renting Safe Basement Suites Webinar

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Renting a basement suite can be extremely helpful when you are living on a budget. And you don’t have to sacrifice comfort! However, as a newcomer, you must learn how to protect your and your family when renting your first home in Canada. Certain safety and legal issues may arise when you rent a basement suite. The City of Calgary …

Free Online Supports for Parents

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Parents who are experiencing anxious children or teenagers can receive FREE evidence based, online programs (Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online). There are also free downloads and resources to help families to cope with the emotional challenges and ongoing effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The resources are available on https://www.triplep.online/alberta Triple P Online and Teen Triple P Online …

Government of Alberta Community Development Unit

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The Government of Alberta offers learning and development services to non-profit organizations, staff and volunteers, and the sector as a whole! They are currently hosting online event/workshops about the following topics: Building community capacity Collaboration and partnerships Facilitation Fund development Developing leadership capabilities Organization and board development Planning Public participation The next workshop available is happening today! The title is “Pivot …

Calgary Public Library – Learn about your child’s reading levels

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The Calgary Public Library in partnership with the Edmonton Public Library is hosting a webinar today from 7:30 – 8:30 PM to talk about books that are appropriate for your child’s reading level. This session will be hosted by Calgary Board of Education’s Literacy Specialist – Sasha Gardiner-Hadford as well as Edmonton Public Library Youth Services Manager, Elaine Jones. They …

Online Webinar for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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November month is Domestic Violence Awarenesss Month in Canada. To learn more about this topic, you may view an upcoming presentation will provide a quick overview of pop culture and the media’s continuation and perpetuation of sexual violence, highlighting the interrelationship of anti-black racism, colorism, fatphobia and disability. The guest speaker is Monica Samuel, who is a community worker, social …

Online Workshop – Employment Law for Newcomers

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The Calgary Public Library is hosting an online program in partnership with Calgary Catholic Immigration Society to learn about the significant Employment Standards code, inter alias, changes to averaging arrangements, rest periods, holiday pay, payments upon termination, deductions from earnings, and temporary layoff. This event is happening today, Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. To register for a …

Healthy Minds Workshop

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The Immigrant Education Society (TIES) is offering a comprehensive selection of FREE, ONLINE workshops for Albertans. All the workshops are focused on helping Albertans who have faced the difficulties of COVID-19 (such as layoffs, forced isolation, financial, physical, and mental health stress). There are 3 sets of workshops: Wednesday: Chronic Stress & Painful Emotions: Self-Help Toolbox  1:00 – 2:00 PM …

Online Workshop for Parents and Caregivers about Picky Eaters

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Calling all parents and caregivers who are struggling with a picky eater! Do you have questions about what, when, where and how to feed your baby? The YW has an online workshop to give information about this topic! You can also meet other parents and learn about different ways to help your picky eater enjoy mealtime and get the right …