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GET A VACCINE & COUNTER VACCINE MISINFORMATION

Today, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage communities worldwide, the threat of vaccine hesitancy has become both more evident and urgent. CFN's own Dr. Kelly Erst offers his thoughts below and stresses both the power of misinformation, as well as the empowering action of seeking out facts when making your decisions. 

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Settlement services at the Centre for Newcomers help address the needs of immigrants and refugees to make a successful transition to their new home in Calgary.

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ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CANADA'S MOST VULNERABLE

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CFN is excited and very honoured to announce our partnership with 19 To Zero. 19 to Zero is a dedicated coalition of academics, public health experts, behavioural economists, and creative professionals working to understand, engage with, and ultimately shift public perceptions around COVID-19 behaviours and vaccination.

Launched by co-chairs Dr. Jia Hu, Public Health Physician and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Calgary, and Theresa Tang in August of 2020, the core team is made up of physicians, public health researchers, behavioural economists, and creative professionals, supported by a wide partner network.

While more data and more certainty about COVID-19 and the unprecedented global effort to contain it are needed to quantify the toll this will take on Canada’s economy,  the economic impact is being felt from coast-to-coast to coast in real time and will have its most immediate effects on the most vulnerable of Canadians.  


Dr. Kelly Ernst is the Centre for Newcomers Vice President of Vulnerable Populations. Here he breaks down the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada into three categories - no to low impact, medium impact and the most highly vulnerable -and offers his thoughts on what we can all do to help. 

The Centre for Newcomers’ Home Fire Story Wheel is an original design by artist Josh Littlelight, created under the consultation and guidance of Tsuu T’ina Nation Elder Frank Littlelight. In Indigenous culture, anything of importance that was painted was done from an overhead point of view. As a result, the story can be read from any angle and is a very important part of its creation. It shows that no matter where you come from, regardless of culture, race or religion, this story can be read and understood.

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