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First Notice: Canadian workers still fear workplace COVID; Edmonton affordable housing; Calgary invests in recreational projects

First Notice: Canadian workers still fear workplace COVID; Edmonton affordable housing; Calgary invests in recreational projects

 

Many Canadians still fear COVID at the workplace

A new survey of Canadians released this morning by Workplace Strategies for Mental Health finds that 46 per cent of Canadians working from home are anxious about the threat of the coronavirus if and when they return to the office. Ten per cent of respondents indicated they were concerned about striking a new work-life balance; and nine per cent said they were anxious about commuting to and from the office. Generally, younger Canadians aged 18 to 34 report anxiety about returning to work more readily – 33 per cent, compared to only 22 per cent of those 55 and older.

Edmonton offers more affordable housing grants

The City of Edmonton is offering more affordable housing options through the Affordable Housing Investment Program which offers grants that cover up to 25 per cent of capital construction costs for multi-unit non-market housing and are available to eligible nonprofit and private sector organizations. Applications for the third round of grant funding are due by Sept. 3. 

Calgary invests $154 million in capital recreation projects

Calgary City Council has approved $154 million for six capital recreation projects. Earlier in the year council directed administration to develop a capital investment strategy to address gaps in play and practice spaces in new and established areas of Calgary. More details on the projects can be found at https://calgary.ca/recreationprojects.

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