COVID-19

Health and Wellness team

We are grateful for the support and contributions of our members in our various community initiatives. Click here to meet our team!

Videos

Select a category below to review videos created by AIMGA members to help educate newcomer communities about COVID-19. Many languages are available:

Podcasts

As part of AIMGA's HealthHub for Newcomers, we have podcasts on Spotify. Click here or on one of the images below to listen.

Webinars

The following webinars are designed to educate communities about COVID-19 in their first language:

How IMGs can get involved

Register with AHS

AHS is maintaining a list of individuals with medical training who are willing to be redeployed as the COVID-19 response evolves. Please click here if you want to register to assist with the AHS Calgary Zone Physician response to COVID-19.

Register with CPSA

If you are licensed by the CPSA please click here to complete the CPSA COVID-19 Physician Registry survey. CPSA will forward your willingness to volunteer to AHS. Alternatively, if you are currently not eligible for licensing with the CPSA you can click here to register to help.

Calgary Drop-In Centre

There is an urgent need for medical volunteers to help prevent and prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the Calgary Drop-In Centre. If you’re interested in helping serve this vulnerable population, please click here to sign up.

National COVID-19 Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

The Government of Canada is building an inventory of volunteers from which provincial/territorial governments can draw as needed. Please click here to submit your name to join us in Canada's response to COVID-1.

Register with the Red Cross

Click here to register and learn more about COVID-19 volunteer opportunities with the Canadian Red Cross.

Free Online Ventilation Course

This course will provide licensed medical professionals with an understanding of mechanical ventilation so they can assist with the operation of mechanical ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to sign up.

Fluwatchers Wanted

Want to help make public health in your community better? FluWatchers normally track the flu but with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are shifting our focus to tracking COVID-19 over the spring and summer months. Click here to sign up.

Online Petition

Click here to sign the online change.org petition to allow IMGs to assist with COVID-19.

Register with U of C

The University of Calgary, Department of Medicine Pandemic Response Team is seeking physicians interested in helping care for hospitalized patients to sign up. Please click here to register.

Register with CPSBC

In order to help meet the increasing demands on the capacity of the health-care system, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has made temporary emergency registration options available to physicians who meet certain eligibility requirements. Please click here for more information.

Other COVID-19 resources

  • Workplace Guidance for Business OwnersLink
  • City of Calgary COVID-19 resourcesLink
  • List of pickup and delivery restaurants and food services in AlbertaLink
  • AHS Multilingual ResourcesLink
  • University of Calgary COVID-19 resourcesLink
  • Calgary Local Immigration Partnership (CLIP) Multilingual COVID-19 resourcesLink
  • COVID-19 resources for Edmonton residentsLink
  • P is for Pandemic (kids book)Link
  • Alberta Health Services COVID-19 websiteLink