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Become a Page

Are you interested in becoming a Parliamentary page in the House of Commons and being part of an unforgettable year-long experience? The page program hires a new cohort of 40 students annually. Its recruitment campaign begins every September, and those applying must be looking to enroll in ... Full Article

New Horizons 2020

On September 9, 2020, the federal announced the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2020–2021 Call for Proposals for community-based projects is open until October 20, 2020. This year, organizations can apply for funding to support seniors dealing with the pandemic by submitting project ... Full Article

Second World War Tribute

Second World War Tribute The Second World War Tribute program honours the sacrifices and achievements of Canada’s Second World War Veterans. Any living Canadian or Newfoundland Veteran of the Second World War who served with the Canadian Forces, the Canadian or British Merchant Navy or any ... Full Article

COVID-19 Product Safety

Certainty in Uncertain Times Now, more than ever, we are hearing about inferior health products as companies and importers race to stock shelves with millions of face masks, gloves, disinfectants, etc. in response to the pandemic. Unfortunately, this has resulted in some inferior and unsafe ... Full Article

CERB Changes

The federal government has announced its plan to transition Canadians from the CERB to the EI system and that the CERB will be extended for an extra month. The government also announced three new benefits. The new Canada Recovery Benefit is for workers who are self-employed or are not eligible ... Full Article

Tax and Benefit Fraud

To report a lead on suspected tax or benefit cheating in Canada, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/programs/about-canada-revenue-agency-cra/suspected-tax-cheating-in-canada-overview.html. This oversight and investigation falls under the responsibilities of the Canada Revenue ... Full Article

Careers in the Armed Forces

No Opportunity Like It! There is a way to get your post-secondary education for free.  In fact, those eligible can also be paid a full-time salary, with benefits and a pension plan, while they get their free education and training. This offer is available for careers that range from doctors ... Full Article

Plastics Survey Results

Single-Use Plastics Survey In Spring 2020, residents of Calgary Confederation were asked, “What would be the top five single-use plastics you would like to see banned in Canada?” Other plastics mentioned in much lower quantities included: boat/RV winter wrap medicine bottles bread ... Full Article

MP Report – COVID Benefits

HOW TO FIND YOUR COVID-19 BENEFITS In the past few months, there have been many announcements regarding assistance for those impacted by the COVID-19 situation.  I am aware that there are still many waiting for assistance and others who are concerned that the current programs will expire while ... Full Article

COVID-19

This page was last updated at August 24, 2020. COVID-19 UPDATES Please find below a list of helpful links for those seeking information on COVID-19 and the response from the Government of Canada. Due to the nature of this situation, all information is subject to change. As further information ... Full Article

Filing Your Taxes Pays

Filing Your Taxes Pays Most Canadians get a tax refund and so it pays to file your taxes.  Last year, the average refund was $1,740 (down from $1,765 the year before). Low-income Canadians must file a tax return to access certain income support programs.  Free tax preparation software is ... Full Article

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK COVID-19 The federal government has the latest information regarding the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) available at the Public Health Agency of Canada website. Please visit the site to see the latest risk assessments, information on how to ... Full Article

Free Tax Clinics

Free Tax Clinics  Each year, through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), participating community organizations and volunteers help over half a million Canadians file their income tax and benefit returns. This shows us that Canadians are compassionate and charitable and take ... Full Article

Budgeting for 2020

If you are planning on starting the new year with a new determination to budget your finances better, the Government of Canada now has an online tool to help.  You can input your planned budget and then the tool will provide suggestions, show how you compare to the average Canadian, give ... Full Article

Donate Today

  There are two ways you can help. Every organ donor can save up to eight lives. Register today to become an organ donor in Alberta – Register Now Every blood donation is the gift of life. Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, ... Full Article

Passports

For information on how to obtain or renew your Canadian passport, please visit www.passport.gc.ca. Full Article

Apply to be a Parliamentary Guide 2020

The Library of Parliament has begun its recruitment process for Parliamentary Guides, searching for bilingual, full-time university students from across the country to participate in our program for the summer of 2020. Parliamentary Guides welcome and provide tours to thousands of visitors, ... Full Article

2019 Community Survey Results

2019 Community Survey Results I received a record number of replies to my 2019 Community Survey and I thank all who participated.  The thousands of responses have produced some very interesting results. Your input is very helpful to me and my colleagues as we enter the new session of ... Full Article