Expanding Financial Literacy
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Alberta offers Financial Literacy Grants

The two organizations are Enriched Academy who will receive $900,000 per year and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education will receive $500,00 per year over the next three years.

JA (Junior Achievement) is the world’s largest NGO dedicated to educating young people about business. We strive to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in a global economy. With over 120 member organizations worldwide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities.

Junior Achievement will also receive $250,000 per year over the next three years to work with teachers to provide young learners in grades 3 to 6 with hands-on, experiential financial literacy programming, work readiness and entrepreneurship education. This programming will support financial literacy learnings in the new K-6 Physical Education and Wellness curriculum being implemented in classrooms this fall.

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The Healing Journey: Indigenous Women and Girls

As a result, it can be easy to justify the harms experienced by Indigenous women and girls based on what they are “doing.” For instance, situations of sexual violence are written off due to involvement in prostitution. However, the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s research indicates that some women were “vulnerable” to violence only insofar as they were Indigenous and they were women. 

Approximately 6 in 10 Indigenous women experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Yet, violence against Indigenous women and girls continues today through colonial institutions such as reserves, child welfare, and policing systems. 

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Request for Proposals | Supporting Black Canadian Communities (SBCCI)

They are looking for a Black-led/BIPOC IT consulting firm and/or consortium of consultants from within our community to lead the successful design and implementation of the platform. The platform will have:

List of available funding sources and resources

Application intake for selected grant, loan and other support programs

Organizational directory of Black-led nonprofits, charities & businesses

Back-end administrative capabilities and tools for developing a new application intake, review, applicant reporting & funder reporting

Women's Economic Recovery Challenge Grant
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Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant Program

The Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant addresses areas of concern for women entrepreneurs and supports organisations working to increase women’s participation in the economy. 

Eligible community groups and organisations can apply until January 12, 2022. 

The Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant Program funds initiatives led by Alberta non-profit organizations that help enhance women’s economic opportunities by providing strategies and solutions to address barriers and engage more effectively in the economy.

Mandatory Isolation Requirement for fully vaccinated people reduces to 5 days.
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Effective Today | Alberta Reduces Isolation Period to 5 Days

The Province -in line with other jurisdictions – is reducing the mandatory isolation period for fully vaccinated people who contract COVID-19 to five days from the current 10. This was announced by the Health Minister Jason Copping on Friday. Fully vaccinated people are required to wear a mask at all times when around others outside their home.

Isolation helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the number of people you could infect if you have symptoms or test positive by staying home and avoiding others.

Effective January 3, Albertans are legally required to isolate as outlined below:

Fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Janssen): Isolate for 5 days from the start of symptoms or until they resolve, whichever is longer, if symptoms are not related to a pre-existing condition. For 5 days following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home.

Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit is now open
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Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) is now Open

The CWLB is only available when a COVID-19 lockdown is designated for your region. According to Canada.ca, if you are eligible for the CWLB, you can receives $300 ($270 after taxes withheld) for each 1 week period. You may apply for any weeks your region is eligible between October 24, 2021 and May 7, 2022.

The CWLB is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Canada Revenue Agency said British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador and Nunavut are designated lock down regions

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Winter break extended for K-12 students

The province will delay the return to school for kindergarten to Grade 12 students  until January 10 due to concerns surrounding the highly transmissible Omicron variant. 

The extended break will give school authorities time to gather additional data to assess staffing implications and the potential operational impacts of the current COVID-19 situation.

To assist with the safe return to classes, Alberta Health and Municipal Affairs’ PPE Task Force will also deliver 8.6 million rapid tests and 16.5 million masks to schools, starting the week of January 10.

Canada Summer Jobs 2022
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Canada Summer Jobs | Funding for 2022

The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

The Government of Canada aims to ensure that all CSJ funded job opportunities take place in a safe, inclusive, and healthy work environment free from harassment and discrimination.