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30 12, 2020

The Pandemic: Privacy, Boundaries and Consent

2020-12-30T10:03:41-07:00 December 30th, 2020|Feature, Samina Sana|

Asalam Alaikem wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakat (may the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah swt be with you, Ameen). Hopefully, this message finds you all coping okay in shaa Allah (God willing) given the circumstances. As can be seen, looking around outside these days, winter has fully rolled into our city to stick around for [...]

6 05, 2020

Muslim Elderly Care, Isolation, Social Support and Health

2020-05-06T16:37:11-06:00 May 6th, 2020|Feature, Samina Sana|

As-salamu alaikem wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh dear readers, While hoping that almost everyone reading this is safe at home and well or healing, and also being mindful that Ramadan 2020 is here alhamdulillah (Ramadan Mubarak!), I would like to shine some light on the wellbeing of the elderly in our lives and the elderly amongst [...]

14 04, 2020

Pandemic supports available for small business

2020-04-14T12:47:55-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Business Link will serve as a one-stop shop to help small businesses learn about and connect to available COVID-19 supports based on their unique business needs. Business Link can provide one-on-one guidance to Albertans who operate a small business or are pursuing an entrepreneurial venture. Small businesses can access a list of available supports on [...]

14 04, 2020

Keeping the supply chain open and moving during COVID-19

2020-04-14T12:47:03-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Regulation changes will temporarily allow commercial truck drivers transporting essential supplies in direct support of the COVlD-19 relief efforts to: Work for longer periods of time, provided all safety conditions are met. Apply for fewer municipal and provincial overweight permits by increasing the limits on weight of loads some vehicles can carry. Be exempt from [...]

14 04, 2020

Providing access to food during COVID-19

2020-04-14T12:45:25-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

During this time of urgent need for community supports, there is a strong demand placed on food banks and charitable organizations providing access to food. In an effort to protect vulnerable Albertans, government is providing $5 million to support food banks and community organizations in their food supply efforts. “Access to food during this pandemic [...]

14 04, 2020

UPDATED*: Supplies headed to provinces in need

2020-04-14T12:44:33-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Alberta can safely send N95 masks, procedural masks, gloves, goggles and ventilators to these provinces, while maintaining supply for Alberta’s health care system. “Albertans should be very proud that we are able to extend a helping hand to our Canadian brothers and sisters in this time of need. It is because of Albertans’ efforts to [...]

14 04, 2020

New visitor restrictions in all continuing care facilities

2020-04-14T12:40:53-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

The chief medical officer of health is ordering a provincewide ban on visitors to long-term care centres, licensed group homes and other facilities as part of the ongoing work to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect Albertans. Under an amended public health order, no visitors will be allowed unless a resident is dying or [...]

8 04, 2020

Supporting Albertans during COVID-19

2020-04-08T11:52:02-06:00 April 8th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

This is an extremely difficult time for all Albertans and temporary rules will be in place to provide job protection for workers and flexibility for employers during this pandemic. Following direction and recommendations provided by the chief medical officer of health, employers have had to adjust operations significantly. The Government of Alberta is taking immediate action [...]

6 04, 2020

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

2020-04-06T11:37:38-06:00 April 6th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

What It Means for Canadian Businesses To help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, proposed the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. This would provide a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, [...]

6 04, 2020

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

2020-04-06T11:33:17-06:00 April 6th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. Who is eligible The benefit will be available to workers: Residing in Canada, who are at [...]

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