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Posted on: December 18, 2020

COVID-19 Resources and Helpful Links - UPDATE Dec. 2020

The health and well-being of our community is a top priority.  Here are some resources and helpful links to help you connect with the information you may need as the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve.  

*We are listing links and information on COVID-19 resources and supports on the following web pages:
Food  mdbighorn.ca/287/Housing-and-Affordability
Recreation Options  mdbighorn.ca/327/Fitness-Recreation-Classes
Social and Mental Health Supports  mdbighorn.ca/331/Wellness-Supports 

Updates December 18:

Service Canada latest financial supports information (english and french):
General Nov 26    General - English    General - French     Specific Nov 26    Youth Nov 26     Seniors Nov 26    Business Nov 26

Benefits Received by Filing your Taxes - Canmore webinar  pre-register for this Jan. 14/21 session

Activity Ideas 
Cochrane Activity Guide & Things you CAN do during COVID-19
Home for the Holidays - YouTube
English Learning Opportunities    

Mental Well-being Supports
How to help someone in a family violence situation
Togetherall Get support. Take control. Feel better. An online peer-to-peer support community for your mental health
Coping at Home For Families
Parents Empowering Parents - Providing education, innovative programming, support and hope for individuals or families dealing with or concerned about substance abuse/addiction.
Every Child Matters

Area Supports for MD Residents
Canmore Community Support Hub
Family Resource Network (FRN) Holiday Supports
Cochrane COVID-19 RESPONSE

Health
ScreenTest Mobile Mammography is coming to Banff and Canmore in January 2021 - book your appointment now!

Research Participation Opportunities
School Experiences and Mental Health During COVID-19
Serious Games for Seniors Engagement and Positive Emotions

Update September 1:

Starting today the Bighorn Library is opening for limited hours and days.
Tuesdays 5 to 8
Wednesdays 9 to 12
Thursdays 5 to 8
Everyone please wear a mask in the library. If you do not have one they will be happy to provide you with one. Your library staff can’t wait to see you again!!

*Update May 20, 2020

Alberta Government - useful links to provincial information including all updates by Chief Medical Officer

Government of Canada Heath Services  - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Alberta Health Services (AHS) - Information for Albertans about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Workplace Guidance for Business Owners - This document has been developed to support all business and sectors (excluding health care settings) in reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 among workers, volunteers and patrons. All workplaces are expected to develop and implement these policies and procedures prior to re-opening or continuing operations after May 1, 2020. 

Alberta Biz Connect - Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely.

Mental Health Commission of Canada - Choosing sources of information carefully during COVID-19 is critical to mental well-being

Town of Banff - Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Town of Canmore - Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

We know you have questions and need information. The Canmore call centre is operating weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (not statutory holidays) to help answer questions relating to mental health, employment insurance, meal and grocery services, housing, issues related to immigration, childcare and more.

Call 403.678.1551 or email: askus@canmore.ca  

*COVID-19 Questions and Answers canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore/covid-19-questions-and-answers

Town of Cochrane - COVID-19 Situation Updates

Bow Valley Immigration Partnership - Information for Foreign-born Bow Valley Residents about Novel Coronavirus (COVID‑19) 

Please practice social distancing and follow all Provincial directives. If you know of someone who is elderly, in frail health or is somewhat isolated (geographically or socially) please check in on them by phone to offer any assistance they may require.

Grocery Gift Cards
The MD of Bighorn has a limited number of grocery gift cards to distribute to MD residents who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are available at no cost to residents who’s income has taken a serious hit and are struggling to make ends meet. To inquire about obtaining one of these gift cards, please contact Deb Grady deb.grady@mdbighorn.ca or 403-673-3611.

*We are listing links and information on COVID-19 resources and supports on the following web pages:

Food  mdbighorn.ca/287/Housing-and-Affordability

Recreation Options  mdbighorn.ca/327/Fitness-Recreation-Classes 

Social and Mental Health Supports  mdbighorn.ca/331/Wellness-Supports 


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