For better or for worse, the pandemic is still affecting our daily lives. Naively, many of us thought that 2021 would bring a COVID-free fresh start, but unfortunately, we are all still stuck within the same lockdown conditions as last year. FESA recognizes the difficult situation this puts many of our participants in, so we wanted to come up with some ways to make this a little bit easier for those who may be struggling.
Firstly, we are in the motion of moving many of our programs and curricula permanently online to better serve remote and isolated learners. When it is safe to do so we will resume in-person programs, but this online platform will enable us to connect with people across Canada.
Secondly, after the incredible success of our Pie in the FESA fundraiser we have decided to embark on a secondary fundraiser called "Cover Your FESA." This fundraiser aims to provide Calgarians with access to resources and supports to handle COVID-19 safely and successfully. This will primarily be done by providing free face masks with each literacy kit that is delivered. We also want to ensure that our learners have access to the resources they need to navigate through areas like the health care system, applying for income supports, and workplace rights and regulations, through utilizing our blogs, newsletters, and literacy kits.
It's important for thousands of struggling Calgarians to have the resources and support they need to get through these hard times. Please consider donating today.