Info about COVID-19

AAISA has received a number of inquiries about how to prepare for a possible novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from our colleagues in the settlement & integration sector. As the provincial umbrella organization representing resettlement, settlement, and integration services to newcomers in Alberta, we are more than happy to share a list of resources for those working in our sector.

We will be monitoring the situation and will regularly be updating the sector as more information becomes available.

AAISA’s Weekly COVID-19 Digest

AAISA will be sending out a weekly digest to our newsletter mailing list. This digest is packed full of updates, resources, and news on COVID-19 that is relevant to the settlement and integration sector. Please click links below to view the past digests:

To sign up for AAISA’s weekly digest: Link

Government Agencies

For Agencies and Newcomers

  • AIMGA: AIMGA members are helping educate newcomer communities about COVID-19 by providing pertinent information in various languages
  • If your agency has changed services delivery in light of COVID-19, please keep 211 informed of changes to services delivery by emailing  communityresourcedatabase@distresscentre.com.  For more info: Inform Alberta
  • Calgary Catholic Immigration Society: CCIS has been kind enough to share materials they have been developing as preventive measures. This includes signage, educational material, and protocal. If you work in the settlement & integration sector and would like to review these materials, please email communications@aaisa.ca and we can provide you with copies.
  • Two posters that SPOs may choose to use for their offices asking clients who are presenting with symptoms to not enter the premises – English & French
  • PurposeMed: The PurposeMed platform has been launched to help ease the strain on Healthlink and provide Albertans free access to physicians without leaving your home.
  • Calgary LIP: COVID-19 Resources
  • Government of Alberta: Multi-Language Resources (English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, and Urdu).

Business Continuity

Municipal Resources