Supports due to Covid-19 Pandemic:

COVID Self Assessment
AHS has launched an online survey you can complete that helps to tell you what to do regarding the virus as it pertains to your specific situation. Health Link is overwhelmed by calls right now, so they recommend doing this survey, and it will advise you whether to phone Health Link.
https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/Assessment.aspx

Food Bank
The Calgary Food Bank hamper request line is now open. For updates, go to their website at https://www.calgaryfoodbank.com/2020/healthycommunity/

Good Food Box
Buy fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost! Open to all Calgarians
                 Small box:       $25    (20-25 lbs)
                 Medium box:   $30   (30-35 lbs)
                 Large box:        $35   (40-45 lbs)
To order, call Barb at 403-863-4976 or Dianne at 403-874-3898

              Order date                           Delivery date
               Apr 20                                          Apr 29
                    May 18                                           May 27
                    Jun 8                                            Jun 17


The Bro'kin Yolk and Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids 
Due to the recent school closures, The Bro'kin Yolk and Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids are providing a free lunch for your child. They are also giving out $20 gift cards to grocery stores for the kids that were receiving these lunches at school.
https://bb4ck.org/help/

 

Temporary Income Support for Workers:
-- Normal EI Sickness Benefit is available for eligible workers who are sick, self-isolating, or caring for a sick child or family member. Apply for the EI sickness benefits online or call 1-833-381-2725
-- Emergency Care Benefit (for people who are sick, self-isolating, or caring for a sick family member) of up to $900 bi-weekly for 15 weeks for those NOT eligible for regular EI sickness benefits; the application will be available April 2020

Income Support for Individuals /Families
-- Goods and Services Tax credit: a one-time special payment by early May 2020
-- Canada Child Benefit: increase the maximum annual  payment amounts, only for the 2019-20 benefit year, by $300 per child.
-- Additional Benefits: Placing a six-month interest-free moratorium on the repayment of Canada Student Loans for all individuals currently in the process of repaying these loans.
-- RRIFs: Reducing required minimum withdrawals from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs) by 25% for 2020.
 
Emergency isolation support
-- a temporary program for working adult Albertans who must self-isolate because they meet Alberta’s published criteria for self-isolation.  A one-time payment of $1,146 will be distributed to bridge the gap until the federal emergency payments begin in April. Online applications will be available in the week of March 30, 2020.
 
Flexibility for Taxpayers
-- For individuals: the filing due date will be deferred until June 1, 2020.  However, the Agency encourages individuals who expect to receive benefits under the GSTC or the Canada Child Benefit not to delay the filing of their return 
--  CRA Outreach Program to support individuals during COVID-19 will now be available over the phone (1-800-959-8281), and through webinar, where possible. 
--  Deferred payments: will allow all taxpayers to defer, until after August 31, 2020, the payment of any income tax amounts that become owing on or after today and before September 2020
 


Events & Programs

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DOLLARS & CENTS (Cancelled)

Dollars & Cents is a financial empowerment program that helps participants develop the financial skills needed to build the lives they want to lead. The program has 5 workshops which include topics such as budgeting, banking, and credit and debt. Participants who complete all 5 workshops may be invited to join the matched savings program called Family Saves  wherein participants can save between $20-$50 a month. At the end, savings will be matched 3:1.

For more information and /or registration, please call 403-804-2908 or 403-374-0448 or email douw@bowwest.org
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FREE TAX CLINICS ( Cancelled )

Why do your taxes?
-- Because the government may owe you money
-- Because you may be eligible for benefits you are not receiving now

BowWest can help you file your taxes and access financial supports.


For further details or to book an appointment, call 403-804-9826
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NURTURING PARENTING ( Cancelled )

Would you like to learn tips on how to become a better parent?

Attend one or all of the free workshops
Childcare and snacks are provided


For registration or further details on the program, please call 403-216-5348 
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PARENT CAFE ( Cancelled )


Join parents from your community in a chat about healthy child development!
Snacks and childcare are included

      
           
To register or for inquiries, call Victoria at 403-216-5348 

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GOOD FOOD BOX ( Cancelled )

Buy fresh fruits and vegetables at a low cost! 

Small Box:       $25   ( 20-25 Ibs )
Medium Box:  $30   ( 30-35 Ibs )
Large Box:       $35   ( 40-45 Ibs )

To order, call Barb at 403-863-4976 or Dianne at 403-874-3898


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FRESH MARKET CONNECTIONS ( Cancelled )

Visit our Ranchlands or Bowness offices for fresh fruit, vegetables, and other nutritious food products. Food is available at no cost and is distributed based on family size. This progranm is available to residents living in certain NorthWest Calgary communities ( For list of NW communities included click hereThe program runs every second Thursday beginning at 1:00 PM at both our Bowness and Ranchlands locations. 

Please bring your own bag!