Virtual Health Education Sessions

The following list is for virtual health education sessions that can be offered to a group of 10 or more participants with an English level of CLB 4 and up when there is no first language presenter (Cantonese, French, Korean, or Mandarin) or when the group cannot provide an interpreter for the session.

What level is CLB 4? (Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 4 refers to listeners who can understand, with considerable effort, simple formal and informal communication on topics when the communication is spoken clearly at a slow to the normal rate. Please refer to the Canadian Language Benchmarks detail from Citizenship and Immigration Canada if you would like to find more information.

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To request a health education session, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ page from the menu and follow directions as specified.

Health System and Health Benefits

Topic and estimated lengthHealth Education Session Contents
1. HIS

Health Insurance System
(1 h)

This is an introduction to Alberta Health Care Insurance, Alberta Blue Cross Insurance, Alberta Child Health Benefit, Alberta Adult Health Benefit, and Low Income Eye and Dental Assistance Program.  

2. YHC

Your Health Care Choices (1h)

This is an overview of the choices of key health care services that are available in Calgary.  Choices of key health care services are Health Link Alberta, Family Doctors, Walk-In Clinics, After Hours Clinics, Urgent Care Centres, Emergency Departments, Access Mental Health.  A highlight on how to use Health Link Alberta and how to request health care interpretation services of Alberta Health Services will also be discussed.

3. SHB

Seniors’ Health Benefits (1h)

This is a highlight of seniors health benefits in programs such as Alberta Health Care, Alberta Blue Cross, dental and optical, Alberta Aids to Daily Living, Health Equipment Loan Program, Special Needs Assistance Program, Alberta Healthy Living Program, Home Care, Long-Term Care, Health Advice and Interpreting Services.  Learners will find out what program/s they can apply for to meet their needs.

Health Topics for Families with Children

Topic and estimated lengthHealth Education Session Contents

4. SCT

Safety Car Seat Training
(1 h)

A highlight of education and tools to assist child caregivers in securing car seats properly and reducing the likelihood of injuries.

Health Topics for Adults and Older Adults

Topic and estimated lengthHealth Education Session Contents
5. EW

Emotional Wellness  
(1 h)

An overview of what is good health, what affects health, how to identify and cope with stress/problems, what can be done to stay emotionally healthy, and where to get help if needed

6. SM

Stress Management
(1 h)

An interactive workshop with tools to help participants identify and better manage their stress.   
7. WH

Women’s Health


This is an overview of women’s health topics such as breast health, pap test, sexual health, obstetrics & gynecology, pregnancy education, pelvic floor, and osteoporosis.  Resources and suggestions in keeping you healthy in these topics are covered.  

8. BTG

Beat the Germs  (1 h)

This is an overview of how to wash hands properly, how to prevent germ spreading, and how to use antibiotics.  The facilitator will use Glow Germ Kits to raise awareness of hand hygiene.  

9. OHA

Oral Health and    Resources for Adults

Oral health is an important part of your general health and well-being. Heart Disease-If you have gum disease, you may have a higher risk of heart disease.  The germs that cause gum disease may also block arteries and lead to stroke.  Respiratory Disease-People with existing lung problems, weak immune systems, and elderly people are at higher risk of getting a lung infection from breathing in bacteria from the mouth. Diabetes-Gum disease can make diabetes worse by making blood sugars harder to control.  People with diabetes may have trouble getting gum disease to heal. This session is an introduction to the causes and effects of dental cavities for adults, how to prevent dental diseases, and what dental care resources are available for lower-income adults and families.  

10. CHF

Choosing Healthy Foods In Canada
(1 h)  

Choosing healthy foods in Canada could be very different from choosing healthy foods in many parts of the world.  This health education session highlights important food and nutrition choices to help diverse communities to make healthy food choices for their families.  Contents include Canada’s Food Guide, Choosing Healthy Foods and Drinks, The Healthy Plate, Meal Examples, Tips to Spend Less, and The Food Bank.  

11. UC

Understanding   Cannabis
(1 h)

Now that Cannabis is legalized in Canada, what do we need to know for ourselves? For our children?  This health education session will help you understand more about Cannabis, its health effects, laws, and impacts it will have on us.   

12. GASH

Get Active,  Stay Healthy  
(1 h)

Get active can have many health benefits.  This health education session will explore creative ways to get active in our daily life, be it at home, at work, or at school.  It offers physical activity guidelines for different age groups.  It provides some community resources to support active living for people with limited resources.

If you would like to download the whole list, please click here.

To request a health education session, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ page from the menu and follow the directions as specified.