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Government of Alberta
Minister of Health Jason Copping issued the following statement on COVID-19 in the province: “The updated COVID-19 data posted June 15 is more good news, especially for the people working in our hospitals, family physicians and other health-care providers. The Omicron wave continues to recede
Government of Alberta
Minister of Seniors and Housing Josephine Pon issued the following statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: “June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day for all of us to unite against elder abuse. “Seniors built this province and are cherished members of our communities. They should feel
Government of Alberta
Alberta will take the final step in its plan to ease public health measures as the province moves past the Omicron BA.2 wave and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline. The rate of new hospitalizations has been declining since its peak on April 26, when there were 20.7 new COVID-19 admissions
Government of Alberta
Premier Jason Kenney issued this statement recognizing Alberta Public Service Week: “Behind every public program and service, every government policy and new initiative, are the hard-working people of Alberta’s public service. “Many Alberta public servants demonstrated great resilience and
Government of Alberta
Minister of Municipal Affairs Ric McIver and Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon issued the following statement on the risk of flooding in southern and central Alberta: “Alberta’s government and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency are closely monitoring flood risks in central and
Government of Alberta
Alberta is launching the Newcomer Recognition Awards to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of immigrants in this province. Newcomers contribute to Alberta’s economic recovery and cultural diversity by taking active roles in their communities, schools and workplaces, and by starting their own
Government of Alberta
In partnership with Counselling Alberta, Alberta’s government is ensuring that every Albertan has access to the support they may need to improve their mental health. Counselling Alberta will provide virtual mental health counselling services across Alberta starting immediately. Beginning this summer
Government of Alberta
Albertans across the province now have access to the Digital Overdose Response System (DORS), an app that helps prevent a fatal overdose when using opioids and other substances alone at home. Alberta’s government is expanding overdose prevention services to reach those most at risk of a fatal
Government of Alberta
Today (June 8, 2022), Community and Social Services is launching a new, user-friendly online application for the Income Support program. The online application can be accessed at https://www.alberta.ca/income-support-how-to-apply.aspx. The new easy-to-use application means Albertans can apply for
Jade Markus
Calgary is lacking in dementia-friendly spaces, an advocate says, and her group is part of a new project trying to figure out what one could look like. Shopping centres, grocery stores, parks and events across the city could all be made dementia-friendly, said Kim Brundrit, collective impact lead