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Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself
Government of Canada
On September 16, The Prime Minister, shared the details of the investments that will be made through the Safe Restart Agreement. Through the Agreement, reached earlier this summer, the Government of Canada announced over $19 billion in federal funding to help provinces and territories safely restart
Government of Canada
The new Canada Recovery Caregiver Benefit, will be effective from September 27, 2020 for 1 year, and provide $500 per week, for up to 26 weeks per household to eligible Canadians. The closure of schools and other daycare and day program facilities to prevent the spread of COVID 19 has meant that
Government of Alberta
COVID-19 has caused scheduled surgery backlogs across Canada. Early in the pandemic, Alberta Health Services (AHS) estimated Alberta would be facing a backlog of up to two years. Instead, Alberta has developed a plan to clear the backlog and will increase surgical activity volume to 150 per cent to
Government of Alberta, Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Nominations are open for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognizing those who make a lasting impact in their community. The Stars of Alberta awards highlight and pay tribute to volunteers who give their time, energy, and skills to make a difference in the lives of Albertans. Two awards are
Government of Canada
With more than 432,000 Canadians over the age of 65 living with dementia, communities across Canada are seeing the impacts this condition has on both those living with dementia and those who care for them. The number of people living with dementia is expected to increase, making improving the lives
Canadian Abilities Foundation
As many as 6 million Canadians are caregivers, caring for children with disabilities, elderly parents and other loved ones who need assistance. Together with an army of health professionals, they’re working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of others. Canada Cares is asking for Canadians
AGE-WELL NCE Inc.
AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) is pleased to announce funding for 22 new research projects that leverage technology to address the needs and challenges of older adults and their caregivers. The total investment
Government of Canada
Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, today received Royal Assent, ensuring that the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will continue to protect jobs by helping businesses keep employees on the payroll and encouraging employers to re-hire workers previously laid off. By helping
Government of Alberta
For more than 20 years, the Minister’s Seniors Service Awards have recognized those who serve and support seniors. As Albertans come together during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to recognize the outstanding individuals and groups who are investing their time, energy, and resources for the