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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 before 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 Service Ontario 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

Upcoming in May
Asian Heritage Month
Dutch Heritage Month
Jewish Heritage Month
South Asian Heritage Month
MS Awareness Month
National Mental Health Week May 1-5
Safety and Health Week – May 1-5
Doctors’ Day in Ontario – May 1
Cinco de Mayo – May 5
Red Dress Day – May 5
World Lupus Day – May 10
Moose Hide Campaign – May 11
Mother’s Day – May 14
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia – May 17
Ontario Flag Day – May 21
Victoria Day – May 22

Provincial News

The King’s Coronation will be celebrated with free festivities at Queen’s Park and free admission to parks and attractions across the province – May 6

Ontario Launches New Interactive High-Speed Internet Map

Visitors now able to book daily vehicle permits in advance at 20 additional provincial parks
COVID-19 Booster Recommended for High-Risk Individuals This Spring

Ontario Updating Energy-Efficiency Program

Be Bear Wise to Prevent Bear Encounters

Province expanding deposit insurance while consulting on potential cooling-off period for new home purchase agreements

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage to $16.55 an Hour

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.

Queen’s Park Review

My question to the Premier asking why women in Ottawa are facing unacceptable long delays for breast cancer surgery
I re-introduced my Private Member’s Bill to Keep Workers Safe with 10 Paid Sick Days in Ontario

In Our Community

Proud to help officially open the renovated space for the Pride of Place Project at 1455 Heatherington on April 13
Enjoyed speaking a Eid Prayers at the EY Centre on April 21

From Ottawa Public Health

National Immunization Awareness Week
April 24th to 30th is National Immunization Awareness Week. This annual event aligns with World Immunization Week. Every year, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination and recognize the incredible impact vaccines have in protecting people against diseases like polio, measles, and pertussis. Check out our Immunization webpage for more information:

Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Use Health (MHASUH) Community dashboard
On April 18, OPH launched the new Mental Health, Addictions and Substance Use Health Community dashboard. This dashboard is the result of a multi-year collaboration, with the goal of improving the health status of the people of Ottawa in relation to mental health, addictions, and substance use health. This tool can be used to identify needs, inform systems and service planning, and contribute to building long-term promotion and prevention strategies in the community. To see the dashboard and learn more, please visit our website at

Healthy Babies, Healthy Children At-Home Visits
Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) is a free, voluntary, and province-wide home-visit program designed to help children in our community get the best possible start in life. The HBHC program provides services to pregnant individuals, their partners, and to families with children from birth to their transition to school.

Please review our Youtube video to see the impact this program had on one family. You can also find more information on our webpage

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:

Eco-Focused Riverview Park
Saturday May 6 at 10 am
(sign up online from April 24 at
2 hour walking (2 km) tour starting from and ending at Riverview Alternative School, 260 Knox Crescent.
Some stairs are on the route so not fully accessible to all.

We will be visiting a home with a ground source heat pump, then walking to a pollinator garden. The final visit is to a home with solar panels. We will be talking to the homeowners and gardener who will share their knowledge and experience in hopes of inspiring others to embrace more sustainable practices. Questions will be welcome.

Operation Lifesaver Canada collaborates with Google Maps on new rail crossing alert feature

Provincial Spring Flooding information

Provincial Hunting and Fishing Information

“Safety first” as warm weather sees more people on our roads

RHRA - Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority
Resources for finding licensed retirement homes in your communityWhen it comes time to consider retirement home options for yourself or a loved one, the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) has a database of all licensed retirement homes in the province, including in your local area. The database contains helpful information including care services offered and reports of any inspections conducted by RHRA. You can access the database by visiting retirementhomedatabase.

RHRA is an independent, not-for-profit regulator mandated by the government to ensure the safety and well-being of residents living in one of the over 750 licensed retirement homes across the province. This includes conducting inspections, addressing complaints or reports of harm, and helping residents and their loved ones make informed choices about their living and care options. RHRA is the only organization in the province tasked with this important mandate.
For more information on RHRA, you can visit their website at or look at this information pamphlet.

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.

Unsmoke Canada and The Great Outdoors Fund are offering grants for organizations to host an Unsmoke Canada cleanup event in their area, focused on collecting and recycling litter and cigarette waste.The grants (up to $5,000) are targeted for non-profit organizations with a connection to nature, outdoor recreation, outdoor conservation, health and wellness, volunteer engagement, and/or community service.

To apply for the grant, please visit: The deadline for applications is May 5th, 2023. To learn more about Unsmoke Canada, visit: To find out more about The Great Outdoors Fund, click here:


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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