COVID-19 UPDATES

Swim Alberta Info and Updates

Swimming Canada Info and Updates

 

UCSC Updates (Please check your email for these)

March 12 (also posted in the News section)
March 13 (also posted in the New section)
March 15
March 19
March 22
March 30

 

UC-V-SC

Senior Swimmers  - "Get in the Square" - Check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for the video!

 

Positive Mental Health resources for UCSC families:

Heart-Mind Online Resources for Families:  Lots of excellent, topic specific information to help families and kids with feelings, self-regulation (calming down), empathy, gratitude, stress, etc.

Designed for parents, grandparents, caregivers and caring people in the lives of children, Heart-Mind Online offers you a treasure-trove of research-informed information, and activity ideas to support you in the most important job in the world!

Research tells us that Heart-Mind Well-being is critical to the life-long health and happiness of children and youth. Explore the site to find information about what’s “normal and healthy” for children in their social and emotional development, along with practical strategies for caring adults to actively create the nurturing environments that bolster Heart-Mind Well-being.

 

Smiling Mind: Thrive Inside is a special COVID-19 initiative to help you proactively support your psychological wellbeing while you're spending extended periods of time at home.

 

Axiety Canada

 

Meditation 101: A Beginner’s Guide

 

Building Blocks for Resilience: Five to Eight Years Book

This is a book that parents and caregivers can use to support positive mental health and resilience in children aged 5-8 years old.

Use Building Blocks for Resilience to:

  • Get tips and activity ideas to build your child’s social and emotional skills
  • Learn about healthy brain development and stress
  • Support your child’s mental health and resilience

To download the book: https://dol.datacm.com/; Login ID: mentalhealthresources; Password: mh2016; Search for item: C-003​​​​​​​

 

Surviving COVID-19: Engaging your Kids! 

 

How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mental health resources from AHS

COVID-19 Online Resources

For helpful advice on handling stressful situations and ways to talk to children.

 

Food Supports:

Food Hampers can be requested from The Calgary Foodbank by calling 403-253-2055.  Check the Calgary Foodbank website for more information.  ​​​​​​​

Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids is offering $20 gift cards to be used to purchase food. Visit the Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids website for more information on how to sign up.

Brown Bagging and The Bro’kin Yolk are offering free lunches for kids in 3 locations across Calgary: Creekside (587-317-5743), Mahogany (403-457-5955), Signal Hill (403-685-3316). Parents need to call one of the locations from 8:30-10am and a free lunch will be ready for pick up at 11:30am.

Community Kitchens offers the Good Food Box Program where families can purchase boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables at a significantly reduced price. Visit the Good Food Box website for more information on locations of depots and how to sign up.

Free Food in Alberta: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page16163.aspx  Search by city/town. There is no guarantee that these services are running during the pandemic. It is best to phone/email the agency to confirm.

The Salvation Army : Please call (403)220-0432 to access the following services:

·     Food Bank Referrals

·     Emergency Food Hampers

·     Infant Essentials Program (help with diapers, wipes and formula)

 

Community Resources for all families, including seniors.