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 …

Distribution and Manufacturing Youth Job Opportunities

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The City of Calgary’s Youth Employment Centre are looking for youth to fill full time positions as: Machine Operators Moulder Operators Prime Line Operators Warehouse Associate All candidates are encouraged to connect with the Youth Employment Centre about this opportunity. To be qualified, you must: Be 18 years old+ Have a High school Diploma or GED Able to work in …

World Suicide Prevention Day September 10

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September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to statistics, about 4,000 people die by suicide in Canada each year. In Alberta, suicide is consistently a leading cause of death among those ages 30-69. Certain groups in Alberta are disproportionately affected by suicide, including people with mental illness or addiction socio-economically disadvantaged people Indigenous communities men and boys members of …

Deep Braich – Northern Lights Recipient

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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 …

What to Do If Someone Tested Positive in Your Child’s Class

Lisa C. Community, Updates

It is the 2020 back-to-school season! Going back to the classroom in the middle of a pandemic makes us all feel nervous and unsure. These days one of the most frequently asked questions is: What should we do if someone in the class tested positive for coronavirus? Alberta’s top doctor Dr. Hinshaw answered this question at her latest media briefing …

Pay What You Can Clothing Giveaway

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

This coming Saturday, F.O.C.U.S on Seniors Calgary will organize a clothing giveaway event to help those in need. Pay what can! You will find items suitable for the whole family! Time & date: August 29, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Genesis Parking Lot (7555 Falconridge Blvd N.E.) Please bring your own masks and bags, and follow physical distancing rules. …

Youth Employment Centre Reopened for In-Person Appointments

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The City of Calgary’s Youth Employment Centre has reopened for in-person appointments! Youth Employment Centre offers FREE employment services for youth ages 15-24 in-person and remotely (Virtual services include: Online, phone calls, or video calls). If you belong to this age group, want to get a job but don’t know where to start, they can help with: Resume and Cover …

CBSA Hiring Summer 2021 FSWEP Student Border Services Officer Positions

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Employment, Settlement & Community News, Updates

The Summer 2021 FSWEP for student border services officers (SBSOs) is open for application! Student border services officers (SBSOs) will work with border services officers (BSOs) to determine the admissibility of people and goods to Canada; SBSOs do not carry a duty firearm and they work at international airports and mail processing centres in 19 cities across Canada, Calgary and Edmonton …

Multiple Internship Positions for Youth at Library

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Calgary Public Library opened up 8 internship opportunities for youth. These are temporary Internship opportunities from Sept 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Apply as soon as possible if you are interested! What are the positions? Collections Assistant Intern Digital Content Intern Digital Literacy Intern Digital Stories Curator IT Automation Intern IT Digital Trainer Intern IT User Experience Intern Visual …

Online Hub Registration for CBE Open Aug. 12 – 24

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Online hub registration for the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is open from Noon, August 12 until 4:00 pm on August 24. Calgary parents will have two weeks to decide whether to send their children back to classrooms or continue online learning. Registration is NOT first come, first served. This means you don’t have to rush and register on the …