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We have moved and our office is open

Our new address is 1883 Bank St. Unit D (beside MP David McGuinty’s office and Chadha Medical) and still at the corner of Bank and Walkley

If you require immediate assistance, please email us at or call us at 613-736-9573.

Attention Drivers – Remember to Renew your Licence Plate on your Birthday!
Your vehicle must have a valid licence 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 licence 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 licence 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 |

What’s Happening


  1. Black History Month
  2. Family Day – February 20
  3. Human Trafficking Awareness Day – February 22

Upcoming in March

  1. Mois de la Francophonie in Ottawa
  2. Bangladeshi Heritage Month
  3. World Lymphedema Day – March 6
  4. International Women’s Day – March 8
  5. Irish Heritage Day (St. Patrick’s Day) – March 17
  6. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21
  7. Journée internationale de la Francophonie – March 25
  8. International Transgender Day of Visibility – March 31

Provincial News

Province Recognizes Three Young Leaders with the Lincoln M. Alexander Award

Ontario and Québec Launching Joint Call for Francophone Projects

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.

Changes to the Statutory Warranty

Following public feedback received earlier this year, Tarion is increasing the new home warranty coverage provided by builders in Ontario. The changes involve boosting the warranty compensation limit to $400,000 for new freehold homes and creating a new Temporary Relocation Warranty.

The warranty coverage enhancements will come into effect on July 1, 2023, and will benefit homeowners who enter into a purchase agreement on, or after, that date.

For more information on these new measures, please view our Q&A here.

Queen’s Park Resumed February 21, 2023

I have re-introduced Bill 54 during this session. I believe this is an important measure that the government needs to adopt. If you want to learn more about this bill, please visit or give us a call!

Bill 54 – WSIB Coverage for Workers

Bill 54, WSIB Coverage for Workers in Residential Care Facilities and Group Homes Act, 2022 whereby The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 is amended to provide that an employer who operates a residential care facility or a group home is a Schedule 1 employer for the purposes of the Act.

In our community

From Ottawa Public Health

  • Respiratory Virus Dashboard
    We will continue to post on our main COVID-19 website at Our Respiratory Virus dashboard continues to be updated every Wednesday on our main respiratory virus activity webpage: .
  • The layers of protection we’ve all been using throughout these winter months are still helpful in reducing the spread of these viruses. Wearing high-quality & well-fitted masks, staying home when sick & getting your vaccines (flu & COVID-19) help keep you and our community safe.
  • It’s always time to get your COVID-19 bivalent booster, so long as you’re eligible. Find out if you’re eligible on our website:

Pleased to announce their New Dementia Society Centre

500 – 2327 St. Laurent Boulevard,
Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8
Closest intersection: Heron and Conroy Roads
Get Directions
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Please call in advance for same-day support.

  • Our new Dementia Society Centre is directly accessible from a free parking lot and transit links nearby. (OC Transpo buses 40, 46 and 644).
  • A Dementia Care Coach is onsite daily from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday for drop-in consultation. Please call in advance for same-day support. (613-523-4004 | 1 888-411-2067)

We look forward to welcoming you to our new home and to our next innovative chapter.

The City of Ottawa has been recruiting OC Transpo Bus Operators for the past year, and in 2023 we will be continuing to recruit and fill many more open positions!
The pre-requisites for becoming an OC Transpo Bus Operator are as follows:G-Class License with 5-years Driving Experience (from any country)High-School Education (from any country with equivalency)Clean Driving Record (no demerit points)3-years Customer Service experienceLegally able to work in CanadaProficiency in EnglishThe City of Ottawa is a Top Employer for many reasons, including:Competitive compensation and pension plansExtensive benefits for employees and their familiesSupportive and diverse work environmentEndless career growth opportunitiesWe are asking your office if you have a mechanism to share our job postings with constituents that may be interested in the opportunity. Moreover, if you have any information sessions, career fairs, or Community Partner conversations that can assist us with promoting our job opportunities, we would be grateful for your suggestions.
As well as becoming a Bus Operator, we have many more exciting opportunities at OC Transpo including, positions in the Skilled Trades and in the Customer Service Representative field.
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.  ETthe 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.
Find out about the current reported scams related to COVID-19.

Learn how to protect yourself when banking online.

Know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.

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