January – Diane Colley-Urquhart’s Report

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Calgary AfterSchool

Never again hear the phrase, “I’m bored” again!

Calgary AfterSchool offers, fun, safe, free and low-cost after school programs for children and youth. A collaborative effort between The City of Calgary and its community partners, Calgary AfterSchool drop-in programs run on school days and begin after school hours. Activities may include basketball, swimming, arts, leadership, cooking, music, skating, sports, games and much more. The goals of the program are to develop self-esteem, develop positive relationships and assist children and youth in becoming successful adults.

For more information, please visit www.Calgary.ca/AfterSchool for more information.

Youth Employment Centre

Do you know someone aged 15-24 who is looking for work? The City of Calgary’s Youth Employment Centre (YEC) offers year-round services and resources to help youth, secure employment and take the first step in their career.

YEC offers a variety of services FREE of charge, including employment counseling, career planning, networking assistance, résumé assistance, industry-training and mentorship opportunities.

Youth who need support with their job search or career development are encouraged to drop by their office at 315 – 10 Avenue S.E. or visit www.youthemploymentcentre.ca for more information.

Compost Your Real Christmas Tree

Make it a green start to the New Year and compost your real tree!

There are now two ways to compost your real tree:

  1. Use your green cart; or
  2. Drop your real tree off at one of our 12 drop-off locations between December 25 and January 31.

If composting in your green cart, follow the same steps as you would for branches in your yard. All trees should be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and string, and should not be wrapped or bagged.

All trees collected will be composted with the other food and yard waste collected from the Green Cart program. By composting your Christmas tree, you can keep waste out of our landfills and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Visit www.Calgary.ca/christmastree for more information.