If you offer discounted or free products, programs, activities or services that are available ongoing to low income Albertans, please email email@example.com and include a link to a web page with information (no pdf’s accepted)
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School Supplies – Free or Discounted
Please contact the school administrator in your area for information on options and assistance with school supplies and fees. Remember to check your local library for free access to internet for home work or call 211 for additional support.
Alberta Government Children in Care
During their time in care, children are provided with very similar services, supports, supervision and guidance that are typical for children in Alberta. Whether through their caseworker, caregiver or community programs, and based on their age and specific needs, children in care can receive:
- Recreation allowance (i.e. sports fees)
- Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) in their name and annual contributions while in care
- Success in School for Children and Youth in Care plan
- Advancing Futures Program (for post-secondary education)
Alberta Government Compensation guide for foster and kinship caregivers
This financial information guide provides caregivers and staff with an overview of financial responsibilities that Child and Family Services (CFS) or Delegated First Nations Agency (DFNA) and caregiver parents have when a child is placed in care. It explains the financial process to access funds for children in care.
Back-to-school community fairs help kids get off to a good start
City of Edmonton Reuse Centre
School supplies. Organizations and individuals can purchase items at the Reuse Centre for a nominal fee and may take as many items as they require.
CLIK – Computers for Low-Income Calgarians
The Computers for Low-Income Calgarians (CLIC) program provides home computers to individuals and families in Calgary that otherwise cannot afford.
Okotoks School Supply Program
The School Supply Program is an income-based program to assist families in need with the cost of school supplies. Who can access the funding? Parents of students in kindergarten through grade 12 who attend school in Okotoks, DeWinton, Black Diamond, or Turner Valley are eligible
Parent’s Choice Bursary (Calgary)
The mission of The Parent’s Choice Bursary is to provide an educational alternative for children from low-income families in Calgary and area.
The Salvation Army (Edmonton)
Ensures every child has the school supplies he or she needs for the first day of school. Contact your school about the back pack program
Staples for Education (Calgary)
Families unable to afford school supplies for children that are in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are asked to contact 3-1-1 by calling or through Calgary.ca. Families will then be provided a Community Resource Centre to contact according to their neighbourhood. The Resource Centre will conduct an assessment prior to registering families. Alternatively, families can search for their community name here to find an agency contact. When contacting the agency for your assessment, please refer to “Staples for Education.
I saw news clip on this - they call it Ghosting. Many businesses struggling with no shows for interviews -people working a few days and not showing up again - was concerns its becoming normal &acceptable. Anyone else dealing with this? Suggestions on how best to address this? twitter.com/WestHendayYeg/…
It’s unacceptable. What people don’t often know is you will be working 30-80 hours a month for free. The amount of time spent setting up interviews only to have no one show or training ppl only to have them quit 2 weeks in. Paper work, appeals, lack of funding, it’s all very hard— Leah McRorie (@WestHendayYeg) February 7, 2019
This morning Arlene gave a keynote at @alignalberta Group Care Symposium! She shared stories highlighting the importance of connection, safety and access to resources for young people in care. #groupcaresymp2019 #abyouth pic.twitter.com/kXIe9mvPmb— Alberta C&Y Advocate (@AlbertaCYA) February 7, 2019