Pink Shirt Day – Anti-Bullying Day

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Did you know that 20% of kids are affected by bullying? Bullying is a major problem not only in our schools, but also at workplaces, homes, and online. Today is February 24, Pink Shirt Day –Anti-Bullying Day! Originated over a decade ago in Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day is now observed across Canada with worldwide support and participation. Countries across …

Employment Talk at the Calgary Zoo

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Join Trellis and the Calgary Zoo to learn about 2 youth opportunities available at the zoo for this spring: The Junior Zoo Guide volunteer program (for youth ages 14-17; 80 hours of volunteering required) The ZooYouth Employment Program (for youth ages 16-22; paid positions in Concessions, Retail and Main Kitchen). Presenters from the Calgary zoo will give an overview of …

Stay Active & Positive – Winter Indoor Activities

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There are many ways to love winter indoors. Try one of the following suggestions to enjoy the time spent with your family and relieve stress. Agility Ladder Mindfulness Activities Artistic Trading Cards Winter Scavenger Hunt Family Story Time Virtual Reading with Royalty Amazing Arboreals (Ages 6 to 8) More information:

Simple Winter Activities

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It’s February and winter is far from over in Calgary! Here are some fun and free winter outdoor activities to help you and your family stay active! Chinook Blast Winter Lights Outdoor art and light installations When: winter weekend nights from February 11 – 28 Where:  the Chinook Blast Hub, an outdoor art park Winter Fire Pits Where: regional community …

Municipal Internship Program

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Are you a new or recent post-secondary grad interested in a career in municipal government? The Municipal Internship Program offers opportunities for first-hand, practical experience and training in municipal administration finance or accounting land use planning Interns will: get coaching and support from experienced professionals gain extensive knowledge of municipal management, finance and/or planning build transferable skills and competencies establish …

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 COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

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The global pandemic has significant impacts on youth’s mental health. The Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub helps youth find accurate information and relevant resources in regard to their mental health. This hub is a partnership between the Alberta government, and Kids Help Phone. On the website, you will find: Downloadable Educational Social Media Posts Downloadable Educational PDFs …

Free Dental Hygiene, Kinesiology and Nutrition Services

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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides free health services for youth, including: Dental hygiene assessment & fluoride varnish Activity plan with a kinesiologist Growth & nutrition screening with a dietitian Note that this is a first-come, first-served clinic and you may be asked to wait or return in the order of arrival. Check out the calendar for the month of …