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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Low Income Support

Return to COVID-19 - Support for individuals

Page updated: April 27, 2020


If you need support and resources, please reach out to 211 via phone, text or online chat. A Community Resource Specialist can work with you to see what community resources and services are available and work to get you connected with support.

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Alberta supports

If you are in need of Income Support or need to apply for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH), please contact Alberta Supports by phone at 1-877-644-9992. A case worker will respond to your call.

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Community Helplines and Coaching Services

Momentum aims to help reduce poverty in Calgary through its helpline programs:

  • Employment Helpline and Coaching - rapid, short-term employment support if you have lost your job because of the COVID-19 pandemic or current economic downturn.
  • Business Helpline and Coaching - Access to professional coaches for a one-on-one evaluation of your business and determine the next best step for your business amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Money Management Helpline and Coaching - receive rapid support in navigating your finances during a crisis.

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Fair Entry

All Fair Entry sites are closed. If you need to speak to someone in person about your Fair Entry application, please call 311 to get one-on-one assistance. This includes those who need assistance in a different language. Please do not come to a Fair Entry site.

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Low Income Transit Passes

All low income transit passes are good until the end of May. If you are in need of a low income transit pass, please apply through Fair Entry.

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Telus is offering a reduced rate for low-income families for internet access

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Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

Offers the supports and programs for seniors:

  • Volunteer Drop Offs (food, supplies, etc.)
  • Essential Transportation (important medical appointments)
  • Social Phone Support
  • Pet Assist (food deliveries, pet care, etc.)
  • Practical Kindness (urgent requests)

Phone 403-266-6200, or

Visit Calgary Seniors' Resource Society