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Happy Holidays!

My family and staff wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy Kwanzaa!

We also invite you to our: 
New Year’s Levee on Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm inside Canterbury Community Centre (2185 Arch St.)
 Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, juice and some nibbles. Public skating (bring your own skates/helmet) will take place outdoors from 4:00-6:00 pm at Jim Tubman Chevrolet Rink. 

RSVP to 613-736-9573 or

Please consider bringing a non-perishable food donation for local food banks as demand in our community continues to be very high.

Free Flu Shot and New COVID-19 Vaccines Available for All Ontarians

Starting October 30, Ontarians will be able to receive their free flu shot and the new, most recent COVID-19 vaccine at local pharmacies, public health units and primary health care providers across the province. Staying up to date on vaccinations continues to be the best way for people to stay safe and healthy this respiratory illness season and avoid unnecessary visits to the hospital.

You can book a COVID-19 vaccine through participating pharmacies, through public health units or via our website or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007 toll free) from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Eastern Time.

Remembrance Day Ceremony – November 5th

For many years, I have joined community members at the Brantwood Place Gates to lay a wreath in honour of those men and women who lost their lives in service to Canada. It was nice to meet our next generation of service men and women from the 2332 Major EJG Holland VC Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.

Meeting Members of the Police Association of Ontario – November 16th

I had the pleasure of meeting with and speaking to police officers and members of the law enforcement community at the Fall meeting of the Police Association of Ontario.

Meeting with the CLAC Union – November 21st

It was great to meet with the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) to discuss the work they are doing to support the workers they represent here in Ontario. I was joined by my caucus colleges MPPs Stephen Blais, Adil Shamji, & Andrea Hazell during this meeting to emphasize our party’s support for unions and workers’ rights across the province. 

Addressing the Ontario Real Estate Association – November 28th

Happy to address the housing issue with realtors and other government policy makers at this year’s Ontario Real Estate Association’s (OREA) Power House conference. 

Addressing the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association – November 28th

I was pleased to speak at the OPFFA’s Legislative Conference. Fire fighters risk their lives everyday to keep us safe.

On November 2nd, I rose in the Legislative Assembly to honour our veterans ahead of Remembrance Week.

On November 23rd, I rose in the Legislative Assembly to debate Bill 135, Convenient Care at Home Act, 2023. This bill does not address the needs of our most vulnerable seniors and others who rely on home care to live their lives each and everyday.

On November 30th, I rose in the Legislative Assembly to celebrate Lebanese Heritage Month. The Lebanese community is a strong part of our cultural mosaic here in Ottawa South and Ontario.

Ontario Modernizing Rules Governing Province’s Real Estate Services Sector

Ontario To Make Holodomor Education Mandatory for High School Students

Ontario Expanding Role of Registered Nurses to Prescribe and Administer More Medications

Ontario Honouring Veterans with Free Year-Round Weekday Access to Provincial Parks

Your vehicle must have a valid license plate and be insured to drive legally in Ontario. The licence plate renewal period varies depending on type of vehicle and if you choose to renew for 1 or 2 years. Renew online at: Vehicle registration | or visit a Service Ontario location.

When you renew:

you will no longer receive a sticker you do not have to pay licence plate renewal fees law enforcement will be instantly aware your license plate was renewed

Get ServiceOntario digital reminders!

Get free reminders by email, text message, or phone call 60 and 30 days before it’s time to renew your license plate, driver’s licence, health card, or Ontario Photo Card. Mailed renewal notices for driver’s licence holders and vehicle owners will continue for:

individuals aged 70 years and older
individuals with a driver’s licence class A, B, C, D, E, or F

Apply online: Get ServiceOntario digital reminders |

Lights Across the Legislature

Monday, December 4, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at Ontario’s Parliament Building! Guided tours, festive refreshments, merry meet-and-greets, holiday story time and crafts. Take a photo by the trees and shop at the Legislative Assembly Gift Shop.

Free. Registration required.
Contact with any questions.

Call for Applications – Racialized and Indigenous Supports for Entrepreneurs (2023-24) Grant Program

The Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism is pleased to announce that the RAISE grant program (2023-24) is now open for applications. Applications for the program must be submitted on or before December 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

This expanded program will provide access to business development training, culturally responsive and tailored business coaching, networking opportunities, and a one-time grant of $10,000 to support Indigenous, Black, and other racialized entrepreneurs.

If you are an Indigenous, Black, or other racialized entrepreneur and own a small business in Ontario that is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, then you may be eligible. Entrepreneurs who have not previously participated in the RAISE grant program are encouraged to apply to access the enhanced offerings.
Applications are processed in the order they are received. Eligible applicants will be accepted into the program until the program budget is reached.

Visit the RAISE grant program web portal for more information about program eligibility, eligible expenses and what you need to apply.
Should you have any questions, contact us Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, excluding government and statutory holidays. Call toll-free at 1-888-975-5502 or email Video Relay Service (VRS) for Deaf and hard of hearing persons is available at 437-538-4850.

OTF announces its application deadlines for 2024 

OTF has been investing in Ontario’s non-profit sector for more than 40 years to build healthy and vibrant communities. Our grants help organizations drive positive change in their communities. Each year, hundreds of projects are delivered to develop a stronger and more vibrant Ontario and benefit people across the province. 

OTF is pleased to announce that the Seed and Grow grant streams will be offered in addition to Capital grants for 2024.   

Review the grant application deadlines

To better adapt to the needs of communities and offer greater flexibility to organizations seeking funding, OTF is updating its grant investment framework. This refresh will enable OTF to continue to fund projects that have the greatest benefit for Ontarians. OTF is bringing back the Seed, Grow and Capital grant streams as part of this update.

The refreshed framework will be made available early November 2023 to help prospective applicants discover more about OTF’s investment approach as they prepare for upcoming grant opportunities. Application information and requirements for each grant stream will be updated to align with the investment framework and made available closer to the launch of each grant’s application period.

Eligible applicants will be able to apply for grants that help them to develop and grow relevant programs and services and expand essential community infrastructure that supports the needs of Ontarians.  Grant application deadlines 
Capital grant: March 6, 2024, 5:00 pm ET 
Seed grant: June 26, 2024, 5:00 pm ET 
Grow grant: November 6, 2024, 5:00 pm ET 

OTF will offer numerous supports to applicants and information will be made available prior to each application period.

N:OW for Net-Zero grants to support students and educators in developing projects to reduce Green House Gas emissions.

N:OW for Net-Zero provides funding to Canadian students and educators who want to implement projects that reduce GHG emissions and/or improve net-zero literacy in their communities. This grant serves as more than just a funding source—it’s a tool of empowerment. By supporting student-led, hands-on projects, we are reinforcing the idea that young people, when given the right resources and opportunities, can accomplish incredible feats.
Take part in experiential education that makes an impact. Student groups will be empowered to bring their ideas from conception, through planning, to execution, gaining practical skills and knowledge that will serve as life skills and career building blocks for the growing green economy.

For more information visit their website here: Funding | N:OW for Net-Zero (

Their grant application deadline is December 18th, 2023.

211 is completely free, confidential and calls are answered 24/7 in 150+ languages. If you prefer, you can also text the number 2-1-1 or use the online chat at Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

How your property is assessed

We determine the assessed value of each property based on several variables, and we use different approaches to value properties depending on the property type. Click on the links below to learn more: 

Property assessment and taxation toolkit

To better help property owners understand the relationship between property assessment and taxes, as well as the key roles different levels of government play, MPAC has developed a toolkit. 

View the toolkit here.

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Just Gifts Christmas Market – December 2nd

Join members of Emmanuel United Church at 691 Smyth Rd on December 2 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for in-person shopping.

St. Elias Christmas Market – December 3rd

The third annual St. Elias Christmas Market will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 at St. Elias Banquet Centre (750 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa) from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Benefit Bruch for Autism – December 3rd

Tickets are $75 for Adults, $35 for Children ages 5-12 and children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased through Children at Risk Ottawa, 613-741-8255,

Blair Court Community Food Bank Food Drive – Until December 7th

Until December 7th, Blair Court Community Food Bank will be collecting food items at the Community House (1566 Station Boulevard) from Monday to Thursday anytime between 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. They are currently looking for breakfast cereal, jam, peanut butter, honey, pancake mix, maple syrup, ground coffee, and tea. If you have any questions, please call the Community House at 613-736-5058. Your support is greatly appreciated.

RPCA Christmas Caroling – December 15th

A Caroling We Will Go! Please join the Riverview Park Community Association (RPCA) for a live outdoor Christmas Caroling evening on Friday, 15 December at 7 PM at Balena Park, on Devon Street.

Resident neighborhood musician Craig Cormier will be leading a fun sing-along evening of Christmas Carols under the stars. Hot chocolate and treats will be served to keep everyone warm. Fire pit and marshmallows for children. All are welcome. If you are able, please bring a shelf stable food donation for the Blair Court Community House Food Bank.

Youth Futures

Youth Futures helps youth succeed in post-secondary education and the workforce. The program aims to create equal opportunities for youth facing marginalization and other barriers. Provided in French and English, at no cost to the participants, the program runs intensively from February to August every year.

Apply now through this link: Youth Futures program application form | City of Ottawa. Make sure to apply by December 31st, 2023.

Ottawa Police and partners collect personal hygiene products until Dec. 10th with Purse Project (Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service and our partners Shoppers Drug Mart and Citron Hygiene are once again inviting Ottawa residents to help us collect personal hygiene products for women, starting on November 25th.

“Hygiene products are an expense that some women in our community simply can’t afford,” said Cst. Dawn Neilly, co-organizer of 8th installment of the Purse Project. “With a sharp increase in the cost for goods this year, more women are struggling.”

In addition to sanitary and hygiene products like pads and tampons, donations of soap, deodorant, toothpaste & toothbrushes, shampoo & conditioner, and shaving products for men are also welcomed. We are also inviting the community to donate gently used purses, as they are a discreet way to deliver the products to women in need.

The collection of personal hygiene products was introduced in 2016 as the ‘Purse Project’ and resulted in over 8000 purses filled with necessities that have been donated to women living at local area shelters over the past years.

There are several locations where people can drop off donations until December 10th:The Ottawa Police Service will accept donations at 211 Huntmar Drive, 3343 St. Joseph Boulevard and 474 Elgin Street (see their respective Hours of operation); Shoppers Drug Mart locations: 174 Bank Street, 702 Bank Street, 1080 Bank Street/Sunnyside, 181 Greenbank Road and 3781 Stranherd Drive; The Citron Hygiene warehouse located at 150-2855 Swansea Crescent is also a drop-off location, from Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 4:30pm. All items collected will be delivered by OPS to local area shelters including, but not limited to Youville Centre, St Joe’s Women’s Centre, Emily Murphy Non-Profit Housing Corporation, and la Maison d’amitié.

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign 

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is one of Canada’s largest and most recognizable annual charitable events. In addition to the critical fundraising impact of the Campaign, the Christmas kettles boost the Army’s visibility and awareness. In fact, there are more than 2,000 kettle locations across Canada that support a wide range of Salvation Army programs.

For many Canadians, the Christmas kettles are their only point of contact with The Salvation Army all year. According to public opinion polling, more than half of all Salvation Army donors list “giving to a Christmas kettle” as their primary method of giving to The Salvation Army.

Furthermore, the Army relies on the co-operation of numerous retail partners to ensure the ongoing success of this campaign. Continued goodwill from these retail partners is critical.

Visit their website through the link to donate: Transform Lives Today! (

Validating Your Business Idea (In Person) Tickets, Mon, 4 Dec 2023 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

Note: This event page is for the in-person option of our hybrid model. Click here to go to the virtual event page.

About this workshop:

There are many great ideas, but do you have a great business idea? This session will discuss many of the factors you need to consider before you jump into business. In this 1.5 hour session, you will be introduced to The Lean Start Up Canvas, which is a tool used to help validate your business. We will also be working through a cash flow sheet (which will be included and sent to all attendees).

It is important to develop a business model that clearly explains how your business could function and this session will help you take that first step. This session does not cover writing a business plan.

About the speaker: Paula Hopkins

Paula Hopkins is a passionate entrepreneurship advocate. She is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 10 years to help people start and grow their businesses.

Starting Your Business Information Session (Virtual) Tickets, Mon, 4 Dec 2023 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

Note: This event page is for the virtual option of our hybrid model. Click here to go to the in-person event page.

About this workshop:

Have a business idea but don’t know where to start? Attend this information session to learn the basic rules and regulations you will be required to follow and how Invest Ottawa can assist you in starting and growing your business. This beginner level seminar acts as an introduction to entrepreneurship.

We will discuss the basic information needed from the municipality (business licensing), the province (business structures) and the federal government (HST and Business Numbers). We will also be discussing funding programs as well as community resources.

About the speaker: Paula Hopkins

Paula Hopkins is a passionate entrepreneurship advocate. She is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Team, and has worked with Invest Ottawa for over 10 years to help people start and grow their businesses.

Corporate Taxation and Corporate Structures (In Person) Tickets, Tue, 5 Dec 2023 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

Note: This event page is for the in person option of our hybrid model. Click here to go to the virtual event page.


About this workshop

A corporation is a legal entity and is therefore taxed separately from its owners. To discover whether you could benefit from incorporating your business or if you are curious about your existing structure, join us for our free learning series. This course will be of interest to those owners who are contemplating on incorporating or have an existing incorporated business. During this interactive 2-hour workshop, we will:

  • go over the reasons to incorporate and points to consider
  • compare the personal tax rates and corporate tax rates
  • discuss the relationship of the individual to their corporation – salary vs. dividends, taxable benefits
  • comment on different types of corporate structures and how each structure may be applicable to you which may include holding companies and family trusts as shareholders
  • show how the corporation be used for tax planning purposes using the small business deduction and capital gain exemption

About the presenter

Wilson began his career in public accounting with Logan Katz in 2013 as a co-op student through the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. His dynamic personality and keen work ethic quickly allowed him to develop strong relationships with our partners and staff, as well as our clients. Wilson became a highly-valued full-time employee in 2015 and obtained his CPA, CA designation in 2018. He has worked diligently at developing his skills and expertise across a wide range of areas including personal and corporate taxation, owner-manager remuneration and tax planning, interim controllership functions, and business advisory. Clients appreciate Wilson’s ability to recognize the value of understanding their unique situation and putting crucial conversations first. It is in his view that exchanges between others should be amicable, strategic, and goal-oriented. In 2023, Wilson achieved a significant milestone by becoming a partner at Logan Katz. As a partner, he continues to be an active ambassador for the firm, volunteering for consultations and workshops at Invest Ottawa, attending various charity and community events, and participating in student recruiting activities. Outside of the office, Wilson enjoys spending time with his family and rock climbing.

About Logan Katz LLP

Logan Katz LLP is an established firm of Chartered Professional Accountants. In business since 1994, we are a team of forty-five enthusiastic and energetic professionals and administrative staff offering proactive, leading-edge expertise in a timely and responsive manner. We are trusted advisors to individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.

As a full service, boutique firm, we offer uncompromising high standards of client care and personalized service in the areas of personal, corporate, Canadian, U.S. and cross-border taxation, assurance, accounting, financial reporting, and business advisory, with specializations in advanced tax planning, corporate restructuring, commodity taxes, and inbound investment.

We grow with our clients, supporting their needs both nationally and internationally through our affiliation with AGN International. Our span is global, but we like to call Ottawa home. We are active contributors to the well-being of our local community through our fundraising, sponsorship, and volunteering efforts.

Catching up on routine immunizations

If your child has missed a vital immunization required for school this fall, we can help! The Kids Come First Health Team, has launched their Vaccination and Up-to-Date campaign to tackle just that, and they are taking appointments now!

Find out the requirements and book your child’s vaccination today!

Thefts of vehicles continue in Ottawa; Stay safe and know how to protect your vehicle

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police would like to remind residents to remain vigilant, stay safe, and safeguard their vehicles to avoid being a victim of vehicle theft.
Over 1200 thefts of various vehicles have been reported to police this year, in several different neighbourhoods across Ottawa (see attached maps). This month, there have been 85 vehicle theft reports filed.

The Ottawa Police continues to work with municipal, provincial and federal governments and partners to disrupt these criminal organizations.
To counter this growing crime trend, Ottawa Police experts have trained patrol officers on the current trends, and the technologies and methods needed to intercept thefts in progress before they leave the city.

The Ottawa Police frontline patrol has made more than 80 arrests this year, and 315 stolen vehicles have been recovered. District investigators have been successful in their prosecutions and will continue to hold offenders accountable in the court of law.

Thefts of late model luxury SUVs and light trucks continue in Ottawa however, the vehicle theft trend is not limited to Lexus/Toyota products.  Newer models of the Rav4 , Honda CRV, Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as Ford F-Series trucks (higher trim level) and all makes and models of vehicles that are equipped with a proximity key (i.e., push-button start), have also been targeted by thieves. Vehicle thefts have also increased in the province of Quebec and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Public Safety Warning

Recently, Ottawa thieves have been arrested with weapons in their possession, to intimidate vehicle owners who catch them in the act. Items like a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) known as a taser, pepper spray, crow bars have been seized.

If you see someone attempting to steal your car, please call 911. For your own safety, DO NOT engage the thief. Further to that, if you have the ability to track your vehicle once it has been stolen, do not follow the vehicle. Please call 911 and advise the operator that you have a tracking device on the vehicle.

Vehicle owners are encouraged to consider the following prevention methods:  Park inside a garage if available (in Ottawa to date, no vehicles have been stolen from inside a garage);

Block your vehicle in tightly in front of a second less sought after vehicle or a barricade;

If you do not have a garage or second vehicle, one of the most reliable techniques is to install an after-market vehicle immobilizer and alarm;

Use a steering wheel lock (i.e. “Club”) to deter thieves (keep in mind they can cut the steering wheel to remove it); it works best when combined with a secondary anti-theft device that may not be as visible to the thief;Install after-market tracking devices, GPS or air tag trackers – many of these have the ability to “fence in your car” notifying the owner’s phone if the vehicle leaves the established perimeter;

If you use tracking devices, be mindful that the thief may also be able to detect that the vehicle is being tracked. Ensure they are well hidden in a less obvious location. If you find a tracking device in your vehicle or receive a message on your phone that you are being tracked, please call police, as this is one means that thieves use to find a targeted vehicle. They typically return under the cover of darkness to steal it;

Install an Engine Control Module (ECM) port-lock;

Install motion detection lights and exterior surveillance cameras at home as these can act as a deterrent;

Keep in mind that thieves have returned to steal the replacement vehicle when a vehicle has been stolen, so remain vigilant;

Neighbourhood watch is still the best defense – so please report any suspicious activity immediately to police at 613-236-1222.  Call 911 to report a crime in progress.

When parking your vehicle at shopping malls or sporting events, for example, always lock your doors and activate any security features. Thieves scout these areas and will steal vehicles day or night.

For more information, visit

School – Vaccination, Dental Screening and Vision Health


Vaccines are one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. Vaccines have saved countless lives and in fact, save an estimated four million lives globally each year!

As children and youth head back to school this fall, it is an important time to ensure they are up to date on their routine vaccinations. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted access to and delivery of routine childhood vaccines. In Ottawa alone, children and youth missed an estimated 40,000 doses of routine vaccines over the course of the pandemic. This means that many children are not fully protected against serious diseases that can have long-term impacts and result in hospitalization and even death. As children head back to school and resume their regular activities, getting caught up on vaccines not only helps protect each child, but it also helps protect the people they spend time with too. It helps keep children in school and doing the activities they love!

In Ontario, all children attending school need to be immunized against nine diseases including diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal disease, whooping cough and chickenpox (for children born in 2010 or later). Over the past year, Ottawa Public Health has been working to notify families if their child’s record with Ottawa Public Health shows a vaccine is missing. This year, Ottawa Public Health will mail notices to children born in 2006 and 2016 who are missing one or more vaccines required for school.

What is Ottawa Public Health asking parents to do?

Don’t have a regular health care provider or are having trouble seeing one?
Ottawa Public Health is working with community partners, including the Kids Come First Health Team and organizations from across Eastern Ontario, to help make it easier for children and youth to catch up on routine vaccines. Parents can now:

  • Book an appointment on the Kids Come First website to review their child’s vaccine record or receive vaccines.

Alternatively, Ottawa Public Health is offering routine vaccines through its Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs, on a walk-in basis. Parents can drop into one of the locations to review their child’s vaccine record and/or receive vaccines.

Dental Screening

Last school year, close to 10% of children screened in elementary schools presented with urgent dental needs such as cavities, signs of infection, and/or pain. School surveillance of grade 2 students and dental screening in other grades will resume in September. This year, three new schools will be offered dental screening services by our OPH registered dental hygienists, for a total of 228 elementary schools. The dental screening is done using a disposable tongue depressor and a flashlight to look into the child’s mouth.

The dental screening is important as it helps identify children in pain and those who require urgent dental care. The school dental hygienists support families with referrals to our OPH dental clinics or to a private dental office and can help low-income families apply to the Healthy Smiles Ontario program.

Dental problems can affect children in different ways, by leading to issues such as poor concentration and learning difficulties in school, limited choice of foods due to inability to chew properly, lower self-esteem and much more.

Vision Health

In September, OPH will distribute vision health cards to over 16,000 junior and senior kindergarten students. This vision health information will remind parents of the importance of taking their children to the optometrist for an annual eye exam. Vision problems can affect children’s learning abilities, social development, self-esteem and hand-eye coordination. If not identified early, some problems can permanently reduce a child’s vision.

During Children’s Vision Month (October), OPH will be publishing a series of posts on social media (Facebook/Instagram), supported by a social media advertising campaign. This campaign will educate the audience on the importance of visual health, while also encouraging parents to take their children to their local optometrist for an annual eye exam.

On October 19, a local optometrist will be invited to be a guest on Parenting in Ottawa’s Facebook and Instagram pages. The optometrist will address questions and concerns about common issues around children’s vision and eye health.

Reminds eligible residents to get vaccinated against mpox
(formerly known as monkeypox)

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) would like to remind eligible residents at risk of contracting mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) to complete a two-dose vaccination series of Imvamune® as soon as possible. This reminder comes as OPH is following up with two individuals who recently tested positive for mpox in Ottawa. No individuals in Ottawa have tested positive for mpox since October 2022. It is believed the infections were acquired locally.

Anyone can contract mpox. Currently, most affected by mpox are men who have sex with men. There is a vaccine to prevent the acquisition of mpox. To find out who is eligible to receive a two-dose series of the Imvamune® vaccine and to book an appointment for vaccination, please visit

Ontario Health 811

A free, secure and confidential service you can call or access online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get health advice from a registered nurse or to find health services or information. Toll free TTY line: 1-866-797-0007. You can visit Health 811 for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Effective July 7, 2023, the Ministry of Health recommends individuals aged five years and older should consider delaying their COVID-19 booster until Fall 2023, as respiratory season commences, to maximize protection against COVID-19 outcomes when peak circulation of the virus is expected. For more information, visit COVID-19 vaccine.


Have a special day coming up? Commemorative Scrolls are available from the province of Ontario to recognize events and special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or other notable events like the anniversary of a church, a major act of heroism, recognizing outstanding community service, or winning provincial championships.

For 60th wedding anniversaries and 100th birthdays, greetings from His Majesty the King can also be obtained, but a minimum of eight weeks advance notice is required as well as proof of birth or marriage.

Ontario has a self-assessment tool:

If you think you have novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. Visit here.

If you require help in Ottawa South, please visit our website for Community links and contacts.

Ottawa Public Health

For the latest updates, please click here.

Government of Ontario

Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  ET, the Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

Government of Canada

For the latest COVID-19 updates, please click here.
For the latest on Employment and Social Development changes for employees and employers, click here.

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