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2022

Alberta Blue Cross® continues to support community organizations through COVID grant program

March 22, 2022

Based on the continued need for support, Alberta Blue Cross® has brought back its popular COVID Community Roots Program for 2022.

Find out how we’re supporting rural Alberta communities
Alberta Blue Cross® announces latest award recipients in Indigenous Scholarship program

March 7, 2022

Alberta Blue Cross® is pleased to announce awards to six exceptional Alberta students in conjunction with its Indigenous Scholarship program.

Learn about our Indigenous Scholarship program
Alberta Blue Cross® joins national initiative to fight benefits fraud

February 28, 2022

Alberta Blue Cross® is taking part in a national benefits industry initiative using advanced artificial intelligence to enhance the detection and investigation of benefits fraud.

Find out how we’re fighting benefits fraud
Alberta Blue Cross® Challenges all Albertans to participate in Winter Walk Day

January 31, 2022

On Wednesday, February 2, hundreds of thousands of Albertans across the province will embrace the cold for socially distanced, outdoor walks to celebrate Alberta's Winter Walk Day 2022. Alberta Blue Cross® challenges all Albertans to participate with their households or cohorts and get active outdoors.

Join us for Winter Walk Day 2022

2021

Alberta Blue Cross® supports access to healthy food through sponsorship of Fresh Routes

December 20, 2021

One in 10 households experience food insecurity in Alberta, according to a report from Alberta Health Services.

Read about how we are supporting access to healthy food
More Good Days mental health text program catching on with Alberta youth and young adults

November 9, 2021

A free program that provides daily text messages to Alberta’s young people providing support, encouragement and inspiration through the pandemic has seen more than 800 subscribers join the program in the first six months since it was introduced.

Find out how a free text message program is helping youth’s mental health
New study determines ROI on workplace wellness investments

September 28, 2021

While employers know intuitively that investments in workplace wellness make for healthier and more productive team members, the lingering question with workplace wellness investments continues to be - do such investments provide a clear return on investment?

Read about how a new study is determining ROI on workplace wellness investment
Alberta Blue Cross® Addresses impact of smart phone use on mental health of young adults

September 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a sharp rise in mental health concerns, particularly as individuals deal with feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Learn more about smart phone impact on feelings of isolation and loneliness
Alberta Blue Cross® Indigenous scholarship program now open for applications

September 7, 2021

Alberta Blue Cross® is encouraging Indigenous young adults across the province to consider applying for its Indigenous scholarship program, which is currently accepting applications.

Learn about Alberta Blue Cross’s® Indigenous Scholarship program
Alberta Blue Cross® encourages parents to mind children’s mental health as students return to school

August 26, 2021

As the new school year approaches and more than 700,000 Alberta children and youth prepare to return to class, the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased levels of stress and anxiety among children and parents alike.

Here are the top tips for minding children’s mental health
New Keeping Well resource supports Alberta seniors emerging from pandemic

August 10, 2021

Alberta Blue Cross®and the Injury Prevention Centre have teamed up to create a timely new resource to support Alberta seniors as they emerge from the pandemic.

Access the Keeping Well resource for Alberta seniors
New Faces of Wellness program to recognize wellness champions

July 22, 2021

Alberta Blue Cross® is looking to recognize Albertans who are everyday champions for wellness in their own lives, in their workplaces and their communities.

Read about the Faces of Wellness program that recognizes champions of wellness
Alberta Blue Cross® shares essential summer safety tips

June 29, 2021

With multiple locations across Alberta hitting record-breaking temperatures this week, Alberta Blue Cross® is sharing tips for Albertans to beat the heat and safety enjoy their summer.

Enjoy summer with these essential summer safety tips
Alberta Blue Cross® grant program supports rural and remote communities through COVID-19

July 16, 2021

With hope for an end to the pandemic now in sight, Alberta Blue Cross® is reporting back to Albertans on the high level of interest and participation in its popular COVID Community Roots Program....

Learn about the COVID Community Roots Program
Alberta Blue Cross® encourages Albertans to clean up local communities

June 3, 2021

With summer approaching, Alberta Blue Cross® has invited its team members, and all Albertans, to help tidy up their own neighbourhoods and parks across Alberta...

Join Alberta Blue Cross® in cleaning up your neighbourhoods
Alberta Blue Cross® resumes grant program to support active communities

June 1, 2021

Alberta Blue Cross® is bringing back its popular grant program to promote wellness and active living across the province...

Read more about the Built Together grant program
Alberta Blue Cross® reminds parents to keep kids’ mental health top-of-mind, launches MoreGoodDays program to support youth mental health

May 19, 2021

As Alberta students prepare to return to school classrooms for the final month...

Learn more about the More Good Days program to support youth mental health as they return to school classrooms
Alberta Blue Cross® partners with Alberta Women’s Health Foundation with awareness campaign to tackle gaps in health research

May 12, 2021

With a shared interest in raising awareness of the historic gaps in women’s health research...

Read about Alberta Blue Cross’s® support of the Alberta Women’s Health Foundation
MoreGoodDays program launching to provide young people with text-based mental health support

April 7, 2021

Alberta Blue Cross® and the Mental Health Foundation are partnering with Kickstand to launch MoreGoodDays...

Find out more about More Good Days mental health support
Alberta Blue Cross® challenges all Albertans to participate in Winter Walk Day

February 1, 2021

On Wednesday, February 3, hundreds of thousands of Albertans across the province will embrace the cold...

Get up, get out and embrace winter for the annual Winter Walk Day.
Alberta Blue Cross® continues to support community organizations through COVID grant program

February 17, 2021

Based on the continued need for support, Alberta Blue Cross® has extended its popular COVID Community...

Read all about the COVID Community Roots grant program

2020

Support for targeted food security efforts

December 21, 2020

In the spirit of supporting Albertans in need through the holiday season, this week Alberta Blue Cross® is stepping up...

Read how Alberta Blue Cross® supports advancing targeted food security efforts
Albertans urged to stay off thin ice

December 9, 2020

Alberta Blue Cross® is reminding Albertans to stay off thin ice, given the unseasonably warm winter we have had so far....

Alberta Blue Cross® urges you to stay off thin ice
Alberta Blue Cross® supports Ever Active Schools in securing funding

December 4, 2020

Alberta Blue Cross® is proud to announce that its community partner Ever Active Schools has received funding of $100,000...

Learn how Alberta Blue Cross® partners with Ever Active Schools
Alberta Blue Cross® encourages Albertans to ‘buy local’ this holiday season

November 23, 2020

With the holiday season approaching, many Albertans are getting started on gift shopping...

Read tips on shopping local
COVID Community Roots Program providing funding across rural Alberta

October 26, 2020

Alberta Blue Cross® is calling on organizations across rural Alberta that are serving their communities through the pandemic...

Learn about the COVID Community Roots Program
Alberta Blue Cross® partners with Calgary Counselling Centre

October 7, 2020

As Depression and Mental Health Screening Month kicks off, Alberta Blue Cross® is partnering with...

Read more about the Test4Depression online tool for mental health
Alberta Blue Cross® shares at-home wellness breaks to keep spirits up

September 4, 2020

Bringing wellness home to all Albertans.

Learn how to access at-home wellness breaks
Mental health tips for return to school during COVID-19

August 21, 2020

Starting a new school year can be a stressful time for children and parents alike...

Read the top mental health tips for children returning to school during COVID-19
Essential summer safety tips

June 25, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted summer vacation plans for many Albertans but the pandemic has not...

Enjoy summer with these essential summer safety tips
Supporting Alberta's rural and remote communities

June 08, 2020

Alberta Blue Cross® and the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) have now opened...

Learn about the COVID Community Roots Program
Community Support during COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Earlier this week, Alberta Blue Cross® announced temporary premium reductions to support...

Read more about our temporary premium reductions
Financial relief for customers during COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Alberta Blue Cross® is expanding its commitment to supporting its customers through COVID-19...

Learn about financial relief for our customers during COVID-19
Text4Hope program to support mental health

March 23, 2020

The lives of Albertans look different right now. As we navigate through COVID-19, words like...

Read about the Text4Hope mental health program
Alberta Blue Cross'® Winter Walk Day challenge

February 3, 2020

On Wednesday, February 5, hundreds of thousands of Albertans across the province will embrace...

Get up, get out and embrace winter for the annual Winter Walk Day