The TGCA Community & COVID-19
Resources and Responsibilities in our community
April 6, 2020
Considering the seemingly ever-changing perspectives and risks of COVID-19, and the closure of the centre, the TGCA has been trying to understand what our role can be at this unprecedented time for the community and our members. If you or someone you know needs help, we have volunteers that can help with deliveries, pickups, and possibly other tasks, as well. Please contact Kevin at 403-274-6840 ext. 130, or email@example.com to reach out for help.
We’ve had residents reach out about their anxieties and gratitude via Facebook, to which we’ve done our best to encourage and then point them to organizations and agencies that may be better equipped to help.
Resident have sent along some fun activities that virtually anyone can participate in, like the Thorncliffe Greenview Window Walk, in which parents and children have put stuffies or pictures in their windows for others to see and we’ve encouraged people to post their pictures on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Lots of fun!
We donated food to Next Step Ministries, and they seemed mighty happy to take what had in our kitchens at the centre.
We’ve watched, as you have, as the world has become a somewhat unfamiliar place, and wondered what is instore in the future, but we know that neighbours helping neighbours is what builds strong communities and can get us all through the toughest of times.
The City of Calgary has created some tips and guidelines that can help all of us see what we can do for one another and reach out should we need help or just a friendly gesture.
Support your neighbour by:
- Shoveling their driveway or sidewalk
- Picking up groceries (using the ‘I can help’ postcard)
- Offering to share supplies (ex: hand sanitizer)
- Find more ways to support your neighbour – Tip sheet
Support your community by:
- Setting up a lending library of books and games
- Placing a positive message sign in your window
- Renewing or purchasing a community association membership
- Setting up a neighbourhood pod
- Find more ways to help your community – Tip sheet
Support your city by:
- Joining a virtual support group or online community
- Supporting local business and donating to local charities
- Donating blood
- Find more ways to help your city – Tip sheet
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
How do I do the online self assessment?
How do I self-isolate?
What are the supports for seniors?
What if I can't pay my mortgage?
Financial support facts to know from Momentum.org
Thorncliffe Greenview's City of Calgary Community Social Support Worker
Tannis Eapen is the designated social worker for our area. She’s a great source of support and direction for those who aren’t sure what their next step is.
If you are experiencing anxiety, you’re unsure what resources are available to you, or need help, Tannis will help you or connect you with the people you need to speak to.
The Local, Provincial and Federal Response to COVID-19
City of Calgary
For the most up-to-date notifications from our city’s leaders please visit the City of Calgary site:
City of Calgary Twitter account:
Support for businesses:
Support for individuals:
Changes to City services:
The Federal Government of Canada
For the most up-to-date notifications from our Parliament Ministers, please visit the Federal Government’s site:
The Government of Canada’s Twitter account: