Calgary Community Session

Help is still available. To register for a session call us at 1-877-515-7525 or book a session using the link below:

EVENT OVERVIEW INFOGRAPHIC – IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL

Preparing for Your Session

It is important for you to bring your photo ID with you to your session, to support your claim application. If you have a Claim Form or personal narrative that you have already started, please bring it with you so we can build on the work you have already done.

Preparation Checklist:

  1. Photo ID
  2. Claim Form and personal narrative (if you’ve started it)
  3. Face covering
  4. Personal hand sanitizer (if you have it)
  5. Personal comfort items
  6. Support person

Acceptable forms of valid government-issued identification include:

  • Social insurance card
  • Driver’s license card
  • Provincial/territory photo card
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Old age security (OAS) identification card
  • Firearms possession and acquisition license (PAL)
  • Official military ID
  • Nexus card
  • Bring Your ID (BYID) card (age of majority card)
  • Permanent resident card
  • U.S. state ID
  • Certificate of Canadian citizenship
  • Indian status card
  • Certificate of Indian status (CIS)
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
  • Land claim beneficiary card (Inuit)

Please note that health cards are NOT acceptable forms of ID for privacy reasons. Membership cards issued by an organization, or cards issued by a city, municipality or region are also not acceptable forms of ID, as they are not issued by a state, provincial, territorial or federal government.

If you do not have any of the above forms of ID, you can fill out a Sworn Declaration at Part 6 of the Claim Form.

Health and Safety

We are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 regulations and circumstances in Calgary. Our priority is to ensure your safety and comfort. During in-person community sessions, federal, provincial and community public health guidelines will be followed, and PPE will be worn by all program staff members. Disposable masks and hand sanitization will be available at all in-person sessions.

If sessions are cancelled due to COVID-19, our staff will work with your community to arrange alternative arrangements and ensure community members receive the support they need, in a safe manner. Alternative arrangements may include virtual delivery or a re-scheduled in-person session at a later date.

Our Community Support Team is available to answer questions about our service and assist with booking, changing or cancelling an appointment. You can call us at 1-877-515-7525 or email us at idscommunitysupport@argylepr.com.

 

Our Team

Louise Mott

Wendy McNaughton

I am a mother, gramma and the eldest daughter of a residential school survivor. My career has led me to help Indigenous families and communities.

Diana Woods

Hello! I am of European descent and was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. I am a visitor on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Confederacy land as determined by the Dish with One Spoon treaty. I try to live everyday through artistic expression.

Jill McLean

I am of mixed European settler and Inuit ancestry, and live and work in Winnipeg. I love spending time outside, even in winter. My kids are 8 and 10 years old, and they love spending time inside on screens playing video games or talking to friends. Luckily I can still talk them into joining me on a hike, skate or swim from time to time.

Karen Neu

Hello! I am of Cree descent and a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan. I grew up in the Prince Albert National Park area. I now live in Calgary and look forward to returning to the Waskesiu area to camp and spend time with family.

Krystal Summers

I am mixed Ojibway-Cree (mom’s side), and White (Dad’s side). I am Crane Clan and live in Hamilton, Ontario with my partner of 9 years and our two young daughters. My mother attended day school, and my grandfather went to residential school.

Brooke Graham

With a deep passion and involvement in the diversity, equity and inclusion space, I support two organizations dedicated to the professional advancement of the Black community outside of work. I love to work out, then spend the rest of my time eating and lounging in bed. My colleagues would describe me as passionate, dedicated and a team player.

Louise Mott

When I am not working, I love to spend time with my family. I have a rescue dog called ‘Blue’ and we take her on regular hikes. I appreciate the opportunity to take photographs wherever I go. My colleagues would describe me as friendly, optimistic and encouraging.