AAISA has compiled a list of resources related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to support the work of small centre agencies in settlement and integration sector in Alberta. We will regularly be updating this page as more information becomes available.
Official COVID-19 Information
- Government of Canada information
- Government of Alberta information
- City of Edmonton information
- City of Calgary information
Online Tools and Awareness Resources
- Online Self-assessment tool
- Amharic_COVID-19 Self-Screening Questions
- Arabic_COVID-19 Self-Screening Questions
- Chinese_COVID-19 Self-Screening Questions
- English_COVID-19 Self Screening Questions
- Filipino-Tagalog_Covid-19 Self-Screening Questions
- French_COVID-19 Self Screening Questions
- Punjabi_COVID-19 Self-Screening Questions
- Tigrinya_COVID-19 Self-Screening Questions
- Vietnamese_COVID-19 Self-Screening Questions
- Vaccine campaign This Is Our Shot in multiple languages
- City of Calgary multilanguage vaccine information
- Navigate through the mental health and substance use supports available in your community
- Awareness posters in multiple languages
- COVID 19 information in multiple languages
- Digital government response to COVID-19
Financial and Employment Supports
- Find financial help during COVID-19
- Search for employment services available in your community
- Explore Employment and Training Services Directory to help newcomers find jobs
What is COVID-19?
Physical distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. It can help you reduce the risk of getting sick. Watch a short video that explains how to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Going out? Learn how to make informed decisions to minimze the risks while enjoying personal and social activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how to choose and wear a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Watch a short video below or visit Government of Alberta’s website.
Learn about the regional relaunch status in your community, including whether additional measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 status map Alberta shows the level of risk in regions and information about local health measures. It also shows the rate of COVID-19 cases and the number of active cases. Stay up to date with the COVID-19 status in your community by subscribing to regional status notifications.
Explore workplace guidance documents to help your organization reopen and resume operations safely.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launched psychological toolkit for heading back to work. Return to the workplace: A psychological toolkit for heading back to work aims to serve employees and employers across a variety of sectors. This toolkit provides guidance on how to support the mental health of individuals as they plan safe transitions back into their workplaces and to help employers as they develop policies and procedures for supporting staff returning to the work environment.
COVID Alert App
COVID Alert helps break the cycle of infection. The app can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear. Download here.
AAISA’s COVID-19 Digest
AAISA worked closely with the colleagues in the settlement and integration sector in Alberta from March to June 2020 and published a series of weekly digest editions. Each digest is packed full of updates, resources, and news on COVID-19 that is relevant to the settlement and integration sector. Explore more on AAISA’s website.
AAISA’s COVID-19 Webinars
Racism and COVID-19 Webinar (1/3): Offered by AAISA in collaboration with ActionDignity, Alberta Rural Development Network, and AMSSA, this webinar discussed the COVID-19 pandemic through an anti-racism lens. We discussed the media coverage, the language that people are using, and the xenophobia and racism that is being amplified during this global crisis.
Responding to Online Hate During COVID-19 Webinar (2/3): Offered by AAISA in collaboration with ActionDignity, Alberta Rural Development Network, and AMSSA, this webinar helped participants identify online hate speech related to COVID-19 and encouraged them to think critically about the impacts on real life. We explored how we may respond to online hate during the COVID-19 pandemic and introduced participants to some tools and resources they can access to support this work.
Intersectionality & COVID-19 Webinar (3/3): Offered by AAISA in collaboration with ActionDignity, Alberta Rural Development Network, and AMSSA, this webinar builds on the previous “COVID-19 and Racism” webinar and focuses on additional groups that weren’t discussed. A intersectional lens was used to explore the ways in which oppression is amplified by COVID-19. Topics discussed: ways to encourage continued learning, engaging in mindful reflection, and to learn and grow from any mistakes we will make while doing this work.
AIMGA’s COVID-19 Resources
Alberta International Medical Graduates Association (AIMGA) has created a central page on their website that offers an abundance of interactive information about COVID-19. Educate yourself through videos, webinars, podcasts, and other useful resources. Information is available in English, Arabic (Egyptian) اللهجه المصريه, Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Spanish Español, Tagalog, Tigrinya ትግርኛ, and Urdu اُردُو. For more details click here.