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Government of Alberta
Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for providing results
Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government took several key steps to improve access to and expand affordable housing to address the growing need in 2021. Transforming affordable housing In 2021, Alberta’s government took major steps to improve access to housing for Albertans in need now, and in the future. The government
Government of Alberta
To support Albertans’ health care needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the province is working with physicians to increase options for virtual care. Adjustments to how physicians can bill the province will encourage more physicians to provide care virtually and to make virtual health care more
Jordan Kanygin
Sean Crump, who is the co-founder of accessibility advocate company Included by Design, helped develop Krooshl. It's a platform allowing people to purchase tickets, plan events and see which venues in Calgary are inclusive. "It brings accessible venues to the people that need them," Crump said
Tatenda Mambo
Recent events such as COVID-19, the 2021 drought, and the effects of the atmospheric rivers in B.C., shine a light on the fragility of our food systems. We saw simultaneous food dumping and supply disruptions, lost crops, and increased need for emergency food services. This is because within our
John Muscedere and Alex Mihailidis
Ageism is something we’re all familiar with but many shrug off as “not that serious.” In fact, ageism is ingrained in our society. The World Health Organization’s Global Report on Ageism estimates that 1-in-2 people hold ageist attitudes. Treating individuals differently because of their age
Government of Alberta
At the direction of Alberta’s government, Alberta Health Services will provide all unimmunized physicians and staff the option of temporary frequent COVID-19 testing to ensure the anticipated demand on the health-care system caused by the Omicron variant can be met. The testing option, which was
Government of Alberta
Each year, the Government of Alberta joins Albertans across the province to celebrate seniors and their contributions to our communities. Seniors’ Week is held annually during the first full week of June. In 2022, this will take place from June 6 to 12. To learn more about Seniors’ Week, please
Government of Alberta
Alberta’s government is taking further steps to strengthen vaccine protection and testing while bringing in new public health measures to reduce contact between Albertans as Omicron cases continue to grow. All Albertans aged 18 and older can now book a booster shot, as long as at least five months
Government of Alberta
Alberta is opening COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Albertans aged 18 and older while launching an ambitious booster shot campaign to protect Albertans from the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. Starting immediately, all Albertans aged 18 and older who received their second COVID-19 vaccine at